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Abandoned AT-ST in the Forest

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Published: May 11, 2016
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Full view is duty!

Finally, here it is; my most recent inceptionism painting and addition to the Ancient Kaiju Project.
It took quite over 40 hours to finish and it was lots of fun, quite a short holiday working in this wonderful work from Heinrich Böhmer.
This work is from around 1890-1927 and in public domain.

In the upcoming book on composition techniques   I will go into more detail about how I added upon the great material of Böhmer instead of subtracting from it. There was a lot of learning and analysis necessary, but I believe it will pay off in the end.

There will probably be a class on Skillshare on how to create such a painting for educational purposes yourself. Stay tuned on that one.

There is a Process GIF that shows the quantity of compositional tools as layover, that suggests how Böhmer created his awesome art and how I built upon that - as patron you can view or download it here:…
Note: this is different and more priceless than the process development below...

Below are some close ups and the process of the painting:
Closeups by fantasio  

By working on this, I built a fantastical oil-painting brush. Have to tweak it some more, but when finished I´ll release it to my patreon - reason enough to join me;)

Lots of awesomness going on as you can see, hope you have a nice time as well!


 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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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
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perilzofHobbyist Digital Artist
Such a great idea! Thank you for posting it :)
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SplashingBlumpkinsHobbyist General Artist
nice.  makes a great background.  love it.
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My first thought of this was the ATST saying "I've been waiting for rebels to shoot for five weeks!".

Nice work btw
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Said five years ago.
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wardartProfessional General Artist
Very cool! I'm sure there are scenes like these all over the galaxy.
...except where there a jawas...
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Pollux-PicturesHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your picture is awesome. :) Keep up that good work!
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So THAT'S where I parked it.
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As a nature nut, I always love transitional scenes in art were things take on a greater meaning. Just for the thrill of it. I've been around a lot of Thomas Kincaid paintings in the past 20 years and I can say this one evokes a lot of surrealism and emotion. It's not just the abandoned piece of machinery that is overrun by moss and lichen, but just the fact that the picture itself is a testament to both reality and nature.

I've seen my fair share of wrecks in the forest--houses too--and I'm always delving into these ruins to see what I can find or uncover. I'm quite the passionate explorer when I want to be and if this AT-ST was ever "lost" in our world, you can bet I would be there exploring it to the fullest. :)
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ShadowRaven2006Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing. It is also now my desktop, because it is both beautiful, and suitably geeky.
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Awesome work!
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Wherr is that place!? I wanna go there!
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HandfullofH8Student Artist
love it great work !
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Phraggle General Artist
:clap: Very cool. :clap:
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fantastic idea!
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Wow! That's so amazing! Great work!
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This is sooooo cool! I love the detail.
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Shouldn't the deer have been replaced with Xeno equivalents? Flawless, otherwise.
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fantasioProfessional Digital Artist
The concept of these paintings assumes that these wrecks stood there when the original artist came there to paint the landscape in 1860 ;) Otherwise it would not be that interesting....
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"Oh, blast it, Carnage and his steel contraptions. Oh, well, it adds a certain something. I'll give it a go."
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