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Abandoned Iron Giant At Lake In Swiss Mountains

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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.


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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killersoldierStudent Artist
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This is the best I’ve ever seen!how rusty giant is!how ya do that!it looks very awesome .im gonna watch you so I can see the next new one.oh,I forgot to say this work is the best work I’ve seen because bright colors and a beautiful vision.this is the best I’ve seen in life!the texture and tone is very bright and beautiful and the originality is ok .plus,the technique is very good.it looks like it been blended color .the impact is good.this is a lot better then I can do because I draw normal like -_-
and <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>.the eyes are great
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Stunning job on this! The background is very well done, and the color choices are great. The upper body of the robot is perfect, and very well done. I think that the right arm should be a tiny bit higher up, and I think the birds should be a tiny bit larger, which would make the perspective look better, but otherwise great job with this. I also really love the looks of the water. The color choices are very good in the water, and you gave it a stunning effect of realism. Overall, stunning job with this! Keep up the great work.
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Iron Giant was a great classic film that I have always adored. It's one of those movies that displayed important moral lessons, but as the days carry on it fades into obscurity. However it is nice to see that there are folks who haven't forgotten classics such as this. Your art style is a nice blend of color and composition, and the story that I see behind this picture is the Iron Giant slowly pulling himself together on his journey to reunite with the kind boy who saw him as a hero and not a monster. This is simply perfect.
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I miss watching this movie ;A;
Anywho, this is a beautiful piece! I think you could've added some rust or something to him but it really doesn't matter <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/d/d…" width="21" height="15" alt=":dummy:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="574" title="I am a dummy!"/>
I think adding a few more animals would've been nice too, or maybe water dripping off of him? <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>


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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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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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L0afyHobbyist General Artist

Dang, this hurts to look at. He needs to be fixed! Though it was an awesome standalone movie, I ache to see a 2nd one done

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omg j adore ca me fais rêvé :clap:

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Ma-ariStudent Digital Artist

So Nice :)

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But honestly I find this picture kind of sad.

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This is simultaneously beautiful (Your work is AMAZING!) and heartbreaking (the idea of the Iron Giant broken and abandoned).
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fantasioProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I actually imagined this to be hopeful too ;)
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i love it!
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fantasioProfessional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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zacharyknox222Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
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I love the Iron Giant. ❤❤❤❤❤❤😍😍😍💖💖💖
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this movie is one of my best memories. i wasnt a child,  but it made me feel i was again. 
this is a wonderful pic and i am so faving it
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iron giant shutdown
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I might have commented here already, might have been in some other image of a similar theme but:

it reminds me of Naüsicaa of the Valey of the Wind
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