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AT-AT Among the Sierra Nevada by fantasio AT-AT Among the Sierra Nevada by fantasio
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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…

■ You can support me directly on Patreon16px by fantasio  Patreon 

■ Get tutorials and more on Gumroad16px by fantasio  Gumroad 

■ Buy prints on Storenvy16px by fantasio  Storenvy

■ Copyright notice and disclaimer:

   Created by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio.

   You are welcome to share my work or repost it.

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:iconxandraclay:
xandraclay Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful! The Walker looks like it was ment to be there Love Clap 
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:iconalexiaalahari:
AlexiaAlahari Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
oh my god. this is AMAZING!
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:iconzovya:
Zovya Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
This has been my wallpaper for a while now. Glad to see who made it.
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:iconnatrill:
Natrill Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Blown away..
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:iconl-rid:
L-Rid Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Omg.... This is beautiful @.@
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:iconketsuekiro:
ketsuekiro Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  New Deviant Student Filmographer
Omg
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:iconkasia33385:
kasia33385 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  New Deviant
Niceee 💕
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:iconrawrdoodles:
rawrdoodles Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! You did an amazing job with this!
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:iconnomadgreece:
nomadgreece Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
It reminds me the new star wars vii movie
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:iconasilisa555:
Asilisa555 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  New Deviant
I love your back ground environments
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:iconnasyabloom1999:
nasyabloom1999 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That one is super cool
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:iconblacksn0:
blacksn0 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing :dummy:
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:icondinalaith1:
dinalaith1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconuskius:
Uskius Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so silly and awesome. My favorite painting ever, with an AT-AT in it? xD And you did so good with making it look natural, too. x3
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, that was the intention - just for fun;)
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:iconrainbowsplashmap:
RainbowSplashMAP Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoth in summer/ Hoth the aftermath
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:icondramawind:
Dramawind Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Best wallpaper I've ever had.
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:icontinkertanker44432:
TinkerTanker44432 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Artist
That would be cool/scary to find. I just wonder how in the world is it still standing? Wouldn't it have fallen over when it was destroyed?
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:iconjessimaca2319:
jessimaca2319 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Is there anyway I can purchase this??? I want to hang it on my wall!!!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I´m really glad you like it so much, appreciated!

Btw. you´ve got a note.
Cheers
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
If you could do one of the remains of the Covenant Super Carrier on Reach, that'd be awesome.
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:icondragonart116:
dragonart116 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jawas would love this
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
most likely;)
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:icondragonart116:
dragonart116 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Untini!!!
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:icondingopatagonico:
DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:!!!! x3
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:iconcrossroads44:
Crossroads44 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015
Awe... With a wish to grow antlers, the Walker fled the brutal command of his imperial masters to find peace, identity & belonging in a world that could never accept him Really Sad . But, hauntingly beautiful work. Nothing beats the zen of a landscape oil painting.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That is a totally new perspective :nod: thanks for your comment, glad you like!
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:icondwestmoore:
DWestmoore Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconskylynx-vtx:
skylynx-vtx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
What a fantastic level of detail. This belongs to a museum
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you think so. The Smithonian American Art Museum seems to like it as well ;) twitter.com/americanart/status…
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Awesomeness! Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconcmmdrsigma:
cmmdrsigma Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
That is a really interesting idea. 
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icondeath6119:
Death6119 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I would crap my pants if I saw this somewhere in Sierra Nevada! Amazing! :D
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, on the other hand the statue of liberty would not be less eerie in such a place :P
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:iconariaannaa:
Ariaannaa Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015
Oh, come on! My desktop resolution is 40 pixels higher. :( I hate all the resizing.
Anyway, I simply adore this <3
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks and sorry for that.
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:icondiablo291:
diablo291 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes an excellent wallpaper! I thank you!
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:icondarkmonkmorgan:
darkmonkmorgan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
This is just awesome. Thank You 
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconuber-stooge:
Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
neat concept
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icongasmasktrenchcoat:
GasmaskTrenchcoat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
"Father, what is that?"
"That is an ancient machine, dear boy. Used in the war."
"Which war was that, father?"
"Well, my son, it began a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Hehe, pretty much exactly what I said, albeit your version is a short introduction. It's great :) And that phrase will just never get old. :D
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:icongasmasktrenchcoat:
GasmaskTrenchcoat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I must admit I didn't see yours. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to cheat you out of your glory.
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
It's quite alright. I don't mind that much really, we both had great ideas. :)
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