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Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio
Hayao Miyazaki meets Albert Bierstadt!

Full view is duty!

Explanation here: please read !!

I did paint the whole Landscape and the Castle!

But, the landscape is heavily based on a painting from Albert Bierstadt - check out his amazing works: www.albertbierstadt.org/
The work is in Public Domain, according to: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil…
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

Actually the jpegs of this specific work for reference, were in such a bad quality that I had to paint the whole image from scratch - a nice test for me and I created some useful brushes along the way. Since I had no usable hi-res source, I hope you can accept the little flaws in it, most stuff is painted from imagination and my personal interpretation of huge jpeg-artifacts ;)

Good part of having to paint the whole thing was that I was able to push it more into a Miyazaki kind of mood and coloring that matches the concept that I originally had in mind.

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. This time it took me around 20 hours.

Process here:
Process-howls-staubbach-falls-near-lauterbrunn by fantasio 


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

This is part of a study-series, called "Ancient Kaiju project (...and other big things)"

Suggestion for other Kaiju´s or big cinematic - things are welcome as well as also constructive comments!!
Ohmu is planned as well as also the robot from Laputa.

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 2560x1500 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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Given 2014-09-21
"Excellent fan wallpaper art of Howl's Moving Castle! The colors are absolutely beautiful, and the artist's attention to details is truly commendable. The overall atmosphere of the piece is just as wonderful. Well done!"

Howls Moving Castle at Staubbach Falls Switzerland by fantasio ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by TehAngelsCry )
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SzalonyKrzychu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
<3!!!
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DOLLce13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice done love it  :)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconjyundee:
Jyundee Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Once of my favorite childhood movie. Love the breathtaking view.  
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! appreciated!
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5thDay Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is now my new wallpaper!  Thank you :)
Howl's Moving Castle is my favorite movie, my last wallpaper was of Howl himself!
Great work, the detail you have captured is truly masterfully done!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome, glad you like it that much!
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:iconmuraki3777:
Muraki3777 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
awesome work!! Amazzing detail!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconxcakemex:
xCakeMex Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  New member
Yes yes. Yes. Yes. And yes.




P.s.

Yaaas
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
;) thanks
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:iconunalquimista:
Unalquimista Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Wooooo la casa esa fea que no es tan fea Spinning Awesome Smiley 
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beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Awesomeness! Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsan-m
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silica-casey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
could I use this for an assignment.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
that should be ok;)
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:iconsilica-casey:
silica-casey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
Hug 
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:iconsilica-casey:
silica-casey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
Hug 
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:iconkeplernova:
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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:icondarkrainey:
DarkRainey Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
eniguima  dá pra ver a sofie e o marko ^^
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Cela-thewhitewolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Now i am proud to be a swiss person xD this is an awesome painting!
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WindspriteMuesli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Steampunk Baba Jagas House in Switzerland... :D
Nice one
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not really;) It´s Howl´s moving castle, which is a story on it´s very own - the walking home of Baba Jaga is much smaller;)
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WindspriteMuesli Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay... stupid me. It was the first thing I thought of that because of these chicken legs... but maybe I'll read the book, now that I've heard of it :)
It's anyway great.
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fantasio Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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TheEvilHadrosaur Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I can see why this was made a DD! :clap:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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Truemischief Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   General Artist
Calcifer would insist on hanging this above his mantelpiece, if he ever saw it. Great tribute.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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Poppechild Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!! :love: it.
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AetosAchlys Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconvika-aka-sakura:
Vika-aka-Sakura Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ohhh *-*
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:iconpattedetable:
Pattedetable Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Simply amazing!  Wow!
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Alizeedrawings Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAAAAA ! My favortite anime <3333
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a-Pein Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Greatt
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Milana87 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow, das ist so unglaublich schön!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
dank sehr!
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Llamas-And-Potatoes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Ghibli movie and the book is good yes. spaz kermit 
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Deoradhain Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Considering the Novel took place in a fictionalized mainland Europe that isn't too awful surprising. I mean Howl grew up in Wales, UK in the novel sources. I always kind of figured given the names and everything that it took place in Bavaria or the area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just based on who the fictional countries are neighbored with. So the grand mountain settings were always appropriate and awesome in the movie rendition and this masterful piece of artwork. Congrats on the Daily D.
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fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for your comment and for giving it so much thought. I have to admit that I only have watched the movie so far but glad it could even work based on the novel - nice coincidence, cheers!
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Dude85 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lovely work! :love:
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EnalyArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lovely <3 Great film
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dasKunsthaus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist
This is sooo beautiful *-* i like the film
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
dankeschön;)
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CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks just like a scene from the movie!  Congrats on getting a DD- well earned, this.  Details are lovely.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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aly-uchiha913 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Amazing!!! I love love love it! It looks like it could fit right into the movie. Great work :)

Peace Out! ^_^
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