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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.


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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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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.
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Moddamine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
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
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.
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member
Well done.
silverwing47 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It feels content and. I like how you used the star wars ATAT
MyBrainMyWorld Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful environement ! omg it's so peaceful ! :O
edwardborgas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
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 =)
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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