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When worlds collide by fantasio (print image)

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Artist's Statement

While its stylistic inspired by high fantasy, my intention was to put the fantasy cliche a bit into question.

Wherever possible I try to mix the common with the uncommon, in this case the impossible presence of the “Ninja-assassin” who breaks into the realms of fantasy. 


The most difficult part was to find the perfect balance; in terms of composition, to make it look like a surprise and equally dynamic but also to keep it serious and not look like parody. I love to give an entrance into a work similar to an architect, yet the fine artist in me strives for the happy accidents.


I´m happy when as result a story unfolds in the viewers mind. Experimenting with various compositions in the first place allowed me to later focus on the fancy parts like the symbols, coloring and so on. All in all it took around 10 hrs for the composite and another 15 hours for the painting / coloring process.

As for the stats, this piece is a mixed digital one, took me about 10 hours for the compositing and another 25 hours for the painting!
Dimensions are: 7000X8000 X 300dpi @ photoshop 7 and wacom graphire(damn i need a cintiq:P)
see here for some close ups on the details:
wwc- close-up by fantasio

full view is duty!!!


few references used
arya-dwipangga / Kittyd-Stock / sxc.hu
9mm-stock / asvison-stock

Copyright Notice:
© Oliver Wetter / Fantasio Fine Arts 2010
All rights of this gallery are reserved to fantasio aka Twelve Rioter/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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