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Witch of the Waste by Rozefire Witch of the Waste by Rozefire
Another bit of Howl's Moving Castle fanart.

This is obviously the book version of the witch. Miyazaki's version being old, obese and voiced by a man. And Howl was supposed to have jilted her?!

Anyway, I liked book!Witch. She had the right idea about finding Mr. Right (by chopping up bits of Misters Almost Right! :D). She was deliciously evil, had a great sense of style, changed her face more often than she changed her socks and was perhaps the true victim of the story. We'll never know. Nor frankly, shall we ever care. Feel a bit sorry for her though.

FULL VIEW, my little monkeys. Full view.
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GinatheMidget Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Yes, I was greatly offended when I watched the movie and saw the Witch for the first time. But then, having read the book beforehand, I just didn't like the movie at all.
bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love it! You really gave her character!
Sun-Chips Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I love this- it's beautiful, and a flawless representation of the real Witch.

However, I'd love to throw out that in that shitty excuse for a movie, the Witch of the Waste is voiced by Lauren Bacall.
Who is most definitely a lady.
Captain-Introvert Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you've drawn her hair and clothes. Very fairytale-ish (is that even a style?).
'Chopping bits off Misters Almost Right' Ha ha! That's perfect! If only I was a witch!
Ela-chan7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I still cannot forgive her cursing Sophie. But otherwise you´re right, she had good ideas ;)
And this is a really sweet piece of work :)
ari-berry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Hooray for a good looking Witch of the Waste! ^_^ I finally saw the movie after my friends kept telling me how good it was and I just burst out, "What the heck is that?" They didn't understand why I was so confused.
She looks gorgeous, in an evil sort of way. :3
Macarina Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
I loved the book! and this character was so much better in the novel than in Miyazaki's version :)
marora Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
I am most inclinded to agree with you. And Jones is an absolutely wonderful writer.
stoppollutionnow Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your ideas on the witch of the waste :D

yes, the movie was...weird for me :P to say the least that is.

i never really thought of her being victimized by her demon, (too caught up with Howl :heart:) but come to think of it, and her chopped up mr Almost Rights, it does make her more interesting.

haylabu dianna wynne jones :3

and your interpretation of her both in your art and in teh description is absolutely lovely :D

great work :D
Schweetie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
I loved the books. I thought Miyazaki left out a lot of good parts.
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