After-Hours in the BathHouse - Spirited Away

I made this illustration for the Character Design Challenge for November - Spirited Away. I was super excited to join this challenge because this Miyazaki film has always been one of my very favorites..!! The surrealism, the spirit world, the analogies for coming of age, and the rich emotions, have had me watching it over and over since 2001. I always imagined myself in the slippers of the little girl working at a bathhouse in order to free herself and her parents..serving all day in the bathhouse but never getting to use it herself. So this is me.. correcting a deep wrong that was done to that girl by not giving her a free bath pass once in a while.