I found this book referred to the Art and Production of Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away in the library ages ago but I have no idea why I didn't scan through it earlier! Anyway, here are a few pages depicting the progress of this animated masterpiece. What I found so interesting about this movie is its various environments. There is a bit of everything found in it: from great examples of Asian architecture and culture, market streets, libraries, landscapes and trains that look as if are travelling on the ocean's surface. No matter how many times I watch this film it makes me travel into this 'almost real' world which was made in so much detail and doesn't give me at all the impression it was a world created by the mind of genius Hayao Miyazaki.
Note: I am sorry for the awful layout of the scans.. Blogger is just a pain when it comes to putting pictures in place! :(