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AT-AT Among the Sierra Nevada by fantasio AT-AT Among the Sierra Nevada by fantasio

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May the Fourth be with you!Use the force! 
Today is Star Wars Day

Full view is duty!

Explanation here: please read !!

I did only paint the AT-AT Walker in Photoshop in this old version from 2014.
I repainted this version and upscaled it with additional work in 2016 and quite recently in 2018.

So if you see this piece for sale anywhere, you can be sure it is this old and very low-res version.

Below is a close up of the 2014 version

Close-up by fantasio

and here one with the 2018 version:

Closeup-2018 by fantasio 

The walker is inspired by Dimitri Kaliviotis

The landscape is a painting from Albert Bierstadt - check out his amazing works: www.albertbierstadt.org/
The Landscape from Albert Bierstadt is in Public Domain since it was created in 1860.
The work I created combining the landscape with the imperial walker is transformational and since it was created first with the intention of education in mind it falls under fair use according to: fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

Following are some interesting facts:

The work is ranking Nr. #1 as AT-AT Wallpaper according to google and Nr. #2 Star Wars Wallpaper in image search.

  • This version of the piece is plagiarized and among the top 50 most plagiarized Star Wars artworks.
  • On my blog post documenting only my case I have listed around 50 Webshops selling canvas pieces with that piece on it:
    www.fantasio.info/2016/11/bewa…
Slowly taking down one-by-one at a time.

Why did I do the double tribute in the first place?
Actually 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.

I learned so much more from this painting than a 2 weeks stay at the Louvre would probably ever do. Especially in terms of appreciating the techniques of the masters and learning to emulate them digitally - a priceless exercise!

Additionally this was a nice way to practice light and color. My aim was to make the walker to be believable in the situation, as if it was meant to be there and part of the original painting. Still not 100% perfect but I wanted it to be finished for today:P

Here´s a process-sheet from the development of the Walker (from 3d-viewport shader to Photoshop painting):

Albert Bierstadt - Among the Sierra Nevada, Ca by fantasio 

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

This is part of a study-series, called "Ancient Kaiju project" (AT-AT is probably not a Kaiju, but it certainly fits the scheme of big things)

Suggestion for other Kaiju´s are welcome as well as also constructive comments!!

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 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…

 Copyright notice and disclaimer:

   - Created by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio.

    - You are welcome to share my work or repost it, but please don't claim or sell it as your own.

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:iconkennarita:
wow, I mean just wow. it catch both wonderally awesome and emotionally tearjerker about this picture of this AT-AT. the emotion, just... the emotion of this picture is... is just sad. This great giant machine, a rusted, alone AT-AT, once a mighty war machine that saw many battle of many kind. now, it final battle and resting place... a inhabit, wooded planet, where it will be abandoned and be alone forever. a once great and mighty, powerful war machine is now a remnant of a past that was days of golden years, is now a abandoned and alone machine that will never be disturb. The Golden Age of The AT-AT... is now over.
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
42 out of 44 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconrheyankaj:
The All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, Is a huge thing quadruped mechanized infantry combat vehicle used by the Imperial ground forces. Standing over 20 meters tall with blast-impervious armour plating, these massive constructs are used as much for psychological effect as they are for tactical advantage.

The AT-AT (canonically pronounced "A T - A T" but often pronounced as an acronym, instead of a correct initialism) was first introduced in The Empire Strikes Back and also appears in Return of the Jedi. The AT-AT also appears in a destroyed form in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I see AT-AT at this art, its looks good.

I do not know about The Sierra Nevada you mean in your art, because the popular Sierra Nevada are 2 :

1. The Sierra Nevada (/siˈɛrə nᵻˈvɑːdə/ or /nᵻˈvædə/, Spanish: [ˈsjera neˈβaða], snowy range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Basin and Range Province. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica.

2. The Sierra Nevada (meaning "snowy mountain range" in Spanish) is a mountain range in the region of Andalucia, in the province of Granada and, a little further, Málaga and Almería in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain and Europe outside the Caucasus Mountains and the Alps, Mulhacén at 3,478 metres (11,411 ft) above sea level.

It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in one of Europe's most southerly ski resorts, in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little further, Almería and Málaga.

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The end of my Critique that your art is very fascinating because it already gives an idea of the mountains. GJ
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StarWarsFan-Art Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Simply amazing, Fantasio! I've featured your artwork piece on my blog: www.starwarsfanart.com/coolest…
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:iconwarriorcatsmaplespot:
OML, this is amazing! I love Star Wars so much and this is so cool! You are so good! You just got a new watcher
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much, you are welcome! cheers!
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:iconcinderblockstudios:
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure if it falls under your terms of use or not, but figured you should know it was edited: Slow March Of Time
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know. Difficult topic, will have a look, cheers!
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:iconcatsdreams:
catsdreams Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
someone has taken your work 

Slow March Of Time by OliverInk
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know. Cheers
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:iconcatsdreams:
catsdreams Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you are the most welcome.
glad it was deleted.
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:iconcristell15:
cristell15 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very good work!! 
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:icondanicopic:
DaniCopic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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:iconskywriter33:
skywriter33 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Just...whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa...*swoosh*

Awesome job. From one nature nut to another. (And hard core Star Wars fan.)
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:iconcvanims:
cvanims Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
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:iconpaleoartbyelvira:
Paleoartbyelvira Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, just wow :D
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:iconandimtravis:
AndImTravis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Can't even begin...just Amazing work and detail.
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:iconhieronymous-wombat:
Hieronymous-Wombat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Utterly gorgeous. Makes me wish I had walls I could hang stuff on. The use of deep shadow (which normally annoys me because it means i cannot see) is perfectly appropriate here. Please accept my thanks —and my heartfelt envy.
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:iconskies7536:
Skies7536 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Very nice.
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:iconcharlieindigoalpha76:
CharlieIndigoalpha76 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice work
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:iconlertkrush:
LertKrush Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a CG shot, nice work! <3
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:iconfandomssuckbad:
fandomssuckbad Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
WHY DO YOU NEED TO MAKE GOOD FANART! NOW I CANT RAGE ON HOW FANDOMS ARE THE WORST! 
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:iconaxion23:
Axion23 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconhassan-draws:
Hassan-Draws Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, very imaginative. But I doubt there are deer in the Star Wars universe, those are Earth organisms. 
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:iconquyakillaluna:
QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Though ... this is in the Sierra Nevada. c:
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:iconamerican-emperor:
American-Emperor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Oh my, this is beautiful.
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:iconadmiralk71:
AdmiralK71 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Amazing!
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:iconpaladinpainter:
PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great Cat nods 
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:iconrevarn:
Revarn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My wallpaper instantly! Amazing
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:iconnek0n0yume:
nek0n0yume Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice !
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:iconnog6:
Nog6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Nice work!
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:iconnymeriadire:
nymeriadire Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Student
wow so beautiful and amazing masterpiece!! nicely done! ^_^ :) ^_^ 
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:iconthenerdytomboynewb96:
I love how the machine has become one with the deer.
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:iconpacomontoya:
pacomontoya Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so awesome! 
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:iconangelofdeath241107:
angelofdeath241107 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Awesome!
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:iconvicinit:
vicinit Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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:iconcaptviper:
CaptViper Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
great job
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:iconk58mxp4:
k58mXP4 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
Beautiful work
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:iconvagabond-ninja-clan:
Vagabond-Ninja-Clan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
Next Battlefront II DLC anybody? 
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:iconyourlocaltechpriest:
YourLocalTechpriest Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist
very beautiful. 
And very fitting considering the.... 

RECENT EVENTS
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! Which recent events are you referring to?
cheers
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:iconyourlocaltechpriest:
YourLocalTechpriest Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist
Battlefront 2 lootbox fiasco.
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:icondetroitpunk:
DetroitPunk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Omgod why i didnt see this before, is perfect, the at-at devoured by nature, wonderful
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:iconakiratang:
Akiratang Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Quite realistic, love the atmosphere 
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:iconoctofunker:
Octofunker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome. I used to live next to Nevada.
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:iconbunnywithmonocle:
bunnywithmonocle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT'S SO COOL!!!
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:iconuxio121:
Uxio121 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
11/10
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:iconrenewal-art:
RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful landscape :)
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:icona-gray-phantom:
A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
That could be Endor <3
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:iconinfinite9:
infinite9 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Really good detail.
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FatzJinXX Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
When the wars are over.
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miniskunk Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2017
I recognized the image right off the bat. The "Sierra Nevada" painting is hanging in the lobby of the hotel I work at. Ironically the artist never visited the Sierras. There is no place in California that looks like this but it totally works as a fantasy setting.
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redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
This reminds me a lot of this book called 'Spacewreck' that I used to read a lot as a kid.  It had all kinds of wonderful paintings of derelict spaceships, as well as stories about the pictures, that really captured my imagination.  This just sorta brought all that back again, well done!
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