Studio Ghibli's latest New Year’s illustration is my favourite Miyazaki design yet

Studio Ghibli illustration of a dragon
(Image credit: Studio Ghibli)

To celebrate the New Year, Studio Ghibli has released an exclusive illustration from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. The adorable doodle features this year's Chinese zodiac animal – the wood dragon – but in typical Miyazaki style, it appears more friendly than ferocious.

As illustration trends change, Miyazaki's iconic art style remains a timeless fan favourite. With The Boy and the Heron set to be the director's final film, I'm cherishing every last piece of Miyazaki content I can get. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.