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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:
The work is in Public Domain, according to:…
What does that mean?…

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.


The blog post containing all works and information:…

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CC by Oliver Wetter / Albert Bierstadt
All rights of this idea reserved to `fantasio / Oliver Wetter and may not be used without my permission or the permission of the original copyright holder. 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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jceaton88 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
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?
fantasio Featured By Owner Edited 15 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
vindurza Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
strangely somber
angelus-novus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
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. :)
fantasio Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad you think so;)
CourtneyTrowbridge Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Digital Artist
DarthT15 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I'd try to restore that..
This is amazing! :)
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