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AT-AT Among the Sierra Nevada by fantasio AT-AT Among the Sierra Nevada by fantasio
May the Fourth be with you!Use the force! 
Today is Star Wars Day

Full view is duty!

Explanation here: please read !!

I did only paint the AT-AT Walker in Photoshop, not the whole Landscape!
The walker is inspired by Dimitri Kaliviotis
The landscape is a painting from Albert Bierstadt - check out his amazing works: www.albertbierstadt.org/
The work is in Public Domain, according to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alb…
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

Why did I do that?
Actually the intention behind this is to learn from the old masters, Mastercopies are good, but actually there´s no better way of studying them than to get your hands dirty and spend 10 hours in the image and paint something that is not there.

I learned so much more from this painting than a 2 weeks stay at the Louvre would probably ever do. Especially in terms of appreciating the techniques of the masters and learning to emulate them digitally - a priceless exercise!

Additionally this was a nice way to practice light and color. My aim was to make the walker to be believable in the situation, as if it was meant to be there and part of the original painting. Still not 100% perfect but I wanted it to be finished for today:P

Here´s a process-sheet from the development of the Walker (from 3d-viewport shader to Photoshop painting):

Albert Bierstadt - Among the Sierra Nevada, Ca by fantasio 

And a close-up - there´s much more texture in it:

Close-up by fantasio 

Actually I´m positively surprised about how well my recent Kaiju-piece was perceived, thanks so much!
For the Kaiju Fans: Leatherback is in progress :nod:

This is part of a study-series, called "Ancient Kaiju project" (AT-AT is probably not a Kaiju, but it certainly fits the scheme of big things)

Suggestion for other Kaiju´s are welcome as well as also constructive comments!!

I like popculture and I love traditional art, so this project came so naturally to me and since the paintings are public domain, no one was harmed, not even the original paintings!

There is no intention to sell these images, I did them for learning purposes and use them in my classes as well, however, if you want it as a wallpaper, feel free to hit the download-button to get the 1900x1000 px version.

cheers,
fant

The blog post containing all works and information: www.fantasio.info/2014/05/the-…

The deviantArt-gallery: fantasio.deviantart.com/galler…

Like my work? Get perks on Patreon: www.patreon.com/fantasio or follow me on Facebook: fb.com/FantasioFineArts

© by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio

All rights of this gallery are reserved to `fantasio / Oliver Wetter and may not be used without my permission. It's not forbidden to use one or more of my work on websites, blogs, etc, BUT its not permitted to submit it anywhere and show it to others, claiming as YOUR work!

Thanks for your appreciation.

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:iconjmc42199:
jmc42199 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Is it still walking?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
...wait a second - no, it does not move ;)
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:iconjmc42199:
jmc42199 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
:iconfacepalmplz::icondoublefacepalmplz:
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:iconwindspritemuesli:
WindspriteMuesli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, the AT-At fits perfectly there XD...
I'm not sure, but is this based on an famous drawing?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey thank you!
The background painting is based on the landscape by Albert Bierstadt, as mentioned in the description;)
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:iconwindspritemuesli:
WindspriteMuesli Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really should read the descriptions ;-)
I think my grandfather has a print of something of that paintingg hanging in his living room... I think that's where I've seen it before ;-)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no problem;) cheers
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:iconmarypantsss:
marypantsss Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
oooooooooooh... any chance of a high res for personal use? said use might involve excessive drooling and gentle stroking of computer screen.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hi, you can hit download to get a wallpaper version;)
cheers
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:iconjceaton88:
jceaton88 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
This is amazing.  Is there any place i can get a high res version to blow up for a poster or a place that sells large prints?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconemerald-wolf13:
Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Awesome...
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:iconvindurza:
vindurza Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
strangely somber
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:iconangelus-novus:
angelus-novus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
majestic
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:iconrequiem-at-saturday:
requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a fantastic job! I really thought the whole piece was one, drawn as one, so challenge completed, I would say. :)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad you think so;)
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:iconcourtneytrowbridge:
CourtneyTrowbridge Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Love!
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:icondartht15:
DarthT15 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I'd try to restore that..
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:iconstephanielovesdisney:
This is amazing! :)
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:iconekknight:
EKKnight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. 
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:iconalmarilys:
Almarilys Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
There is a peaceful vibe to it. It's gorgeous. I must say I am very impressed with the texture of the grass on the AT-AT. 
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May the Fourth.... and then Revenge of the Fifth :meow:
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:icondungeonsdeep:
DungeonsDeep Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I know you'd probably rather not disclose it, but any chance of getting a super high res version? I'd like to print one poster size for my home office. Awesome work.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! You have a pm;)
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:iconsupermegadalek:
SuperMegaDalek Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
The war between the stars is over... The technology has been left behind, forgotten by the inhabitants of our planet. The people today do not understand the threatening power that these once called machines carried with them.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment, appreciated! Sorry for being late, much to do in the past weeks and very much to keep up with here;)
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:iconsupermegadalek:
SuperMegaDalek Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
It's okay I have stuff too, don't worry ;)
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:iconkingrievous:
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
o__________O
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:iconmoddamine:
Moddamine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student
Sierra nevada...¡Estoy a 30 min de ella!
Muy original, me ha encantado

Sierra nevada ... I'm 30 minutes of it!
Really Original, I loved it
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated, thanks - and sorry for the late response ;)
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:iconmoddamine:
Moddamine Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student
No problem, buuutt.....Sierra Nevada (Spain) or Sierra Nevada (EEUU)? xD

No problem
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OceanRailroader Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I really like this artwork in that it shows what could have happened if the Empire tried to invade Earth but got crippled and all of the star wars machines where left to rust.



The Fighting Machines from the War of the Worlds could be a idea in that in the book the humans left a lot of the fighting machines to stand their and rust. It could show what happened to the machines 50 to 100 years after the war with mars.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment, I have to do some research on the War of the worlds, but your suggestion is appreciated. Sorry for the late reply - was super busy - cheers!
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:iconoceanrailroader:
OceanRailroader Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I remember in the book they showed one of the fighting machines standing dead in the middle of a park in London.

As for this scene it reminds me of a failed invasion of Earth by the Empire and the reminds of it are falling apart.
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:iconrogerioguimaraes:
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Well done.
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:iconsilverwing47:
silverwing47 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It feels content and. I like how you used the star wars ATAT
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:iconmybrainmyworld:
MyBrainMyWorld Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful environement ! omg it's so peaceful ! :O
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:iconedwardborgas:
edwardborgas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Awesome
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:iconkbrandenberg:
kbrandenberg Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Only after reading through the description did I realize that the ATAT was embedded, it's really well done =)
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat!
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:iconthexsilverxwolf:
ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
A very well made piece :)
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:iconr3v3r53d:
r3v3r53d Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, I thought the aging you did on the ATAT was especially nice.
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:iconmarvindiehl:
MarvinDiehl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Photographer
Very cool idea! =)
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:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Cool  :)
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Frozen - Olaf's Happy Icon 
Awesome work!
Happytard 3D 50x50 derp 
You have a great talent. Spongebob (Imagination)
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:iconivanrostoff:
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I wonder about the toxic impact of this. Those things must be filled with deadly chemicals that leach into the environment for decades.
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/05/d…
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:iconwolverine122:
wolverine122 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
shit somebody got lost and then strangled by vader
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, we will never know;)
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