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Abandoned Iron Giant At Lake In Swiss Mountains

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Published: August 21, 2014
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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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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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zacharyknox222Hobbyist Artist
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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caldwell483450 Filmographer
I love the Iron Giant. ❤❤❤❤❤❤😍😍😍💖💖💖
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ArtofLucienProfessional Digital Artist
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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chrismlegoStudent Artist
iron giant shutdown
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KirossHobbyist Writer
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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DaniCopicHobbyist General Artist
really cool
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hmcshroomHobbyist General Artist
love this movie~
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"You stay.  I go."
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robwar389Hobbyist General Artist
"I am not a weapon."
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frankwestm1Hobbyist Artist
it is good to see the big boy
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It's an absolutely beautiful interpretation of the original! Of course an abandoned piece of alien technology gives it a great air of mystery and passage of time too
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musa1918Hobbyist Photographer
unbelievably beautiful, I can watch your work for hours, the atmosphere you create with your color grading is out of this world..and I'm out of words :D
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AnimaniacmanHobbyist Filmographer
Very good. 
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