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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.

cheers,
fant

The blog post containing all works and information: www.fantasio.info/2014/05/the-…

The deviantArt-gallery: fantasio.deviantart.com/galler…

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Daily Deviation

Given 2015-04-15
Wonderful fan wallpaper of Iron Giant. Excellent choice of colors and details, and a well-captured mood make the piece a truly amazing piece to behold.

Abandoned Iron Giant At Lake In Swiss Mountains by fantasio ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by TehAngelsCry )
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Critique by ewokthedog Apr 15, 2015, 7:31:05 PM
Oh my gawd... THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.A

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.
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Overall I can tell that you put much effort into this. The colors you used match well with the rest of the background and the shading is just enough to highlight the Giant's details while staying true to the background. One problem I do see though is that even through the effort you put into blending both elements the Giant looks slightly out of place especially because some of the strokes on the Giant, such as the torso, do not match with the more streamlined style of the background and the leg on the left is slightly under-proportioned to its right counterpart. Overall the piece manages to stir back nostalgia from the movie and is very well made. Hope that I helped a bit and keep up the good work :3
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:iconsomethingmadebyme:
SomethingmadebyMe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  New Deviant
This makes me sad...
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:icontreythornton19:
Treythornton19 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice x3 
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:iconconlaodh:
Conlaodh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work.
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:iconconnorap:
ConnorAP Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Absolutly amazing
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:iconvetrox-tera:
Vetrox-Tera Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
They say a giant made of iron roams these forests, searching aimlessly. A howl can be heard from this colossal that may be heard, even miles away and may never be mistaken.
DOO DEE WOOP I heard much panicked gunfire and the sound of frightened animals as well as a significant red woodpecker that would not move...

If you don't know where I'm going with this, it's an analogy and reference to the abandoned bastion (from Overwatch) to this beautifully made image of the abandoned iron giant
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:iconpjaro:
pjaro Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
me en canta tus trabajos,me da envia lo bien que estan
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:iconbreaumthebroom:
BreaumTheBroom Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist
I love this work of art so much, you are a fantastic artist.

Thank you for creating this beautiful Iron Giant, It was and still is my favorite movie.

I will keep this as my desktop, thank you :)
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:iconcohensander:
CohenSander Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How the hell did he end up abandoned here? 
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:iconleoangere:
leoangere Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Wonder if he'll ever come back to life...
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:iconmamabali:
mamabali Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seen it at Comic Con Stuttgart, great idea and work.
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:iconmurrlogic1:
murrlogic1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
>The script to the 2nd Iron Giant movie is already completely finished but is just sitting in some Warner Brother's vault.
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:iconpjaro:
pjaro Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
me encanta la idea,muy bueno
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:iconsup-fan:
SUP-FAN Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
A classic.
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:iconrollinger:
rollinger Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
I think thats my no1 picture at the whole deviantart portal! 
Great mood! 
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:iconslave2karma:
Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
My heartttttt!
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:iconjourney-fox:
Journey-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very creative idea. ^^
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconnecromancerking85:
NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome movie
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:icontiketsu1:
tiketsu1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He saved everyone, let him rest in peace.
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:iconfalloutdog3:
FALLOUTDOG3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
you will never be forgonten
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:iconfarnea:
farnea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
splendid
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconskull-drake:
SKULL-DRAKE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Artist
woah, breathtaking. Wonderful job on this piece!:D
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconmashima-o:
mashima-o Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
good
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:iconmashima-o:
mashima-o Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
good
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:iconwolfblade111:
WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :D
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:iconpanzerhuy:
panzerhuy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Good times.  :)
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:iconlemiken7:
Lemiken7 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
I like how he's just chilling at the beach; not a lot of robots do that.
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:iconsacredspirit123:
SacredSpirit123 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Just get him his hand back, first...that would be nice.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: agreed ;)
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:iconkeira092803:
keira092803 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome!!!!!!!!! and that was the saddest part of the movie!!!😁😢😢
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
;) In my mind it is even a bit after the movie - like a teaser for a sequel...
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:iconkeira092803:
keira092803 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm...........
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:icongorgeclaw:
GorgeClaw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god... Words cannot descibe how amazing this  picture is.... I love it o.o You did a great job with the detail :3
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:icongorgeclaw:
GorgeClaw Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No problem. :3 I was a huge fan of this a few years back, so i'm glad theres still popularity x3
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:iconscarlethorn:
scarlethorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Love this. It is so beautiful. You made it look as though the Iron Giant is waiting for the boy, probably forever.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, glad you think so ;)
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:iconmattjohn1992:
mattjohn1992 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i love it and i love your work and you so cool:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is spectacular.
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:iconcatlover734:
catlover734 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Now...where did I put that sequel? 



Anyway this is really good! :D 
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:iconyellowlazers:
YellowLazers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You know!?
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:iconcatlover734:
catlover734 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Nope. :( 
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:iconv1ewt1ful:
V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not a gun, I am super-man
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:iconmcgufa:
mcgufa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IRON GIANT
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
SUPERMAN
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:icon1boompje:
1Boompje Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
niceee
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:iconnotaryo:
Notaryo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
This work is a master piece!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
glad you think so
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