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The Gods Must Be Crazy by fantasio The Gods Must Be Crazy by fantasio
This is a tribute / collaboration to one of my favorite artists, if you havn´t recognized the creature by now, its a recent work from pascalblanche -> Oracle by pascalblanche

I have to say I´m a fan of his great creature -designs for a good decade now! On facebook he posted some WIP pictures directly from within zbrush the other day, which presented the rough base for my creation, which I´d like to share with permission from Pascal.

With the coloring I went for another tribute to a master of 3d illustration, named Steven Stahlberg.

The inspiration for the idea was the eighties movie "the gods must be crazy" www.imdb.com/title/tt0080801/ where a traveling Bushman encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects. I liked the idea of having a Shaman or Oracle worshiping modern products as something magic, which is similar to how children perceive our technological environments.

This should also make us think about how dull we are to our everyday technology and appreciate our achievements a little more.

Or to say it with the words of the blue-red spider: "with great powers comes great responsibility."

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© by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio

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Thanks for your appreciation.

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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Is that a single monster, or one riding another? And why do(es) it/they have an ipod?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
AFAIK it is one single creature. Regarding the other question, it would make sense to watch the flick with the same title as this deviation ;)
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I've seen it a long time ago, is this thing a god then?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
probably not, rather a native creature that believes this lost device must have been send from the gods and celebrates it - same as in the movie with the coke-bottles ;)
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Cool :D
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
you have the most interesting art
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, glad you like!
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:iconjosd:
JosD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Incorrect the crazy ones are the subspecies called themselves "humans" huff
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really very freaky !!!
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:iconangelles-laveau:
Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this. It reminded me first of "The Plucker" by Gerald Brom. I'm definitely going to watch your gallery.
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I featured this in my journal I hope thats ok
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:iconchissweetart:
ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow
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:iconhybrydizm:
Hybrydizm Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Organic tech!
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:iconmippieart:
mippieArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely freakin love this!!! It's soooo awesome, just everything about it..!!
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:iconkathgobscuria:
kathgobscuria Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome
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:icongletbuub:
Gletbuub Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats is amazing ur incredible!
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:iconnodiby:
nodiby Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful !!
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:iconsaeva-musica:
Saeva-Musica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconthedirectormrevil:
thedirectormrevil Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
cool
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:icondigitalinkrod:
digitalinkrod Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice shading! :)
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:iconkel-13:
kel-13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Wow! really amazing:)
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:iconmasterdevil89:
masterdevil89 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
shit, thats friggan amazing man!
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:iconsoradioactive:
soradioactive Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I MUST TAKE A TOUR OF YOUR MIND! You create such magnificent artwork, truly. You are more than inspiring :heart: :sun:
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:iconktrich:
ktrich Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
awesome!!!
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:icongrohsartig:
grohsARTig Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing!!!
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:iconpeterocque:
peterocque Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the detailing .... :D
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:iconprophetabstract:
ProphetAbstract Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Now that is nifty.
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:iconnesis-mystic:
Nesis-mystic Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is really, really, a fantastic job! The colours, the atmosphere, so magic! everything is just perfect!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Chris, thanks for your comment, glad yo like!
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:iconnesis-mystic:
Nesis-mystic Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't like, I LOOOVE!
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:iconblu-ish:
blu-ish Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
You have really outdone yourself this time :heart:
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, but there´s still room for improvement;-)
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:iconjacab:
Jacab Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ever said that I hate these i-phone, i-pod and oother stuff w/ a bitten apple on it's backside? ^^

beneath that: Well done. As usual
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, naja was die leute auch immer so liegen lassen, das ausserirdisch anmutende eingeborene das für nen göttliches Zeichen halten;-)
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:iconjacab:
Jacab Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
früher waren wir mit colaflaschen zufrieden, die wir zurückschmeissen... und nun...

gott, sind wir SO alt, dass ich den Titel zu deuten weiß und DU den Titel gewählt hast?
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
...A very nice pic and Excellent work...:clap:
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you Sir!
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:iconmilo13200:
milo13200 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! really beautiful great colors too!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconkuku-desyn:
KuKu-DeSyN Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
this is pretty crazy
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:iconslixart:
SlixArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Very cool, i love how you manage to take the orignal but change with a very well taught twist. Beautiful work.
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:iconconzpiracy:
conzpiracy Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Immense work mate 8-)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate :nod:
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:iconcyanight:
Cyanight Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Das gefällt mir sogar noch einiges besser als das Orginal!
Das Farbschema ist harmonischer, ausserdem mochte ich die digitale Darstellung vom Orginal nicht.

Das Charakterdesign ist zwar das gleiche aber die Farben geben dem Ganzen dann doch das gewisse etwas.
mal ungeachtet vom Ipod ist das perfekt...
ich find der passt einfach nicht auch wenns wahrscheinlich die Grundaussage sein soll. :D
Favorisiert.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dankeschön, ja Farben können ganz schön was ausmachen, was wiederum auch der Sinn dieser übung war;-)
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:iconcyanight:
Cyanight Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Dann würde ich mal sagen mit Bravur bestanden. :D
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:iconkennyc:
kennyc Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Love it for both the title and the excellent work!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool
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:iconnoctemvixen:
noctemvixen Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
love love love the colors. beautiful and creative.
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