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AT-AT Among the Sierra Nevada

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Published: May 4, 2014
© 2014 - 2020 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:
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:…

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:…
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.


The blog post containing all works and information:…

The deviantArt-gallery:…

 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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Fabulousbrickartwork's avatar
That is simply fantastic.
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Ascension-X5Professional Filmographer
WOAH!!.....  PERFECTION!!!  :-o
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frustrated007Hobbyist Writer
My computer background 
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LigerTamer100Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful, it feels like there is finally peace in the Galaxy and the Empire left everything behind and abandoned it.
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It kinda reminds me of a concept art for The Force Awakens. It was for the story and it had AT AT's in similar condition to this. You did a great job.
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Sariel-QiuStudent Traditional Artist
That is an amazing work <3
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TheDoubleDeucedHobbyist General Artist
Looks like the Empire finally decided to invade Earth at some point. Did they win or lose?
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Simply amazing, Fantasio! I've featured your artwork piece on my blog:…
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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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fantasioProfessional Digital Artist
thank you very much, you are welcome! cheers!
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CinderBlockStudiosProfessional 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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fantasioProfessional Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know. Difficult topic, will have a look, cheers!
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catsdreamsHobbyist General Artist
someone has taken your work 

Slow March Of Time by OliverInk
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fantasioProfessional Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know. Cheers
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catsdreamsHobbyist General Artist
you are the most welcome.
glad it was deleted.
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cristell15Professional General Artist
Very good work!! 
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Just...whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa...*swoosh*

Awesome job. From one nature nut to another. (And hard core Star Wars fan.)
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cvanimsHobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
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Wow, just wow :D
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AndImTravisProfessional General Artist
Can't even begin...just Amazing work and detail.
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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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