Explanation below: please read !!
The landscape is originally a painting from Aleksey Savrasov - check out his amazing work: www.wikiart.org/en/aleksey-sav…
The robot is from the movie The Iron Giant by Warner Bros.
The landscape work is in Public Domain, according to: www.wikiart.org/en/aleksey-sav…
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…
The whole piece had to be reinterpreted (or better said, it is completely re-painted in Photoshop) as the reference image from the landscape was only available in a very low resolution, thats why it may differ a bit. Also painting the Iron giant in a way it looks abandoned and overgrown was a fun part.
Why did I do that?
Actually the intention behind this is to learn from the old masters, I don´t want to limit myself to mastercopies - but something new inspired by the old AND the new.
This is part of a study-series, called "Ancient Kaiju project" (Iron Giant is probably not a Kaiju, but it certainly fits the scheme of big things)
I like popculture and I love traditional art, so this project came naturally to me.
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: www.fantasio.info/2014/05/the-…
The deviantArt-gallery: fantasio.deviantart.com/galler…
© 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.
Daily DeviationGiven 2015-04-15
The Iron Giant has grown to be one of my favorite animated films of all time, and this spectacular artwork proves most of it. Although the originality is a whole star lower because there is many fan art of this character, including Hogarth. But this has to be the best drawn out of them all. The landscape is gorgeous and realistic, the Iron Giant itself has personality and outstanding detail to it, although the left arm could have been a bit higher raised. Heck, despite being machine, you gave him a perfect expression to capture the moment! I am amazed by this fantastic artwork. Also, good job on the Daily Deviation. You deserved it. Instant fave. Here's a cookie.
Anyway this is really good!
I just watched th Iron giant a few days ago, this picture brings a tear to my eye remembering it =')
Congrats on DD!