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The Warriors of Oz

This was my entry to ImagineFX's cover competition. I always thought it would be cool if "The Wizard of Oz" had a more "Lord of the Rings" feel to it, with epic battles and darker theme. I want to to do another version of this piece when I get the chance. Corel Painter 9(12-2009)
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BucklesInTheSun's avatar
The books are pretty dark already. It's why Oz is listed as a "crapsaccherine world" over on Tropes.

That said, I love this painting. Your version of Oz is very cool.
Hisietari's avatar
Oh~ this rocks. Took me a moment to recognise the original characters, because I'm slow like that. :slow: Nevermind, this is so strong and powerful, dynamic and alive - it should be the original story! ;)
Caricature80's avatar
Fantastic visualization of Oz!
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Liketheisland's avatar
Sweet! Love the colors and perspective, and you definitely achieved that "Lord of the Rings" feel.
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I still want to redo it. My skill level has increased since then.
Liketheisland's avatar
That would look amazing, I'm sure.
DuskySanctum's avatar
Very nice twist on the Wizard of Oz!
cinemajack's avatar
A totally different twist on the Oz crew! I love it!
Jonerico's avatar
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice :O
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Dorothy: Toto! TRA~NS-FO~RM!
This is pretty intense!
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That's brilliant!
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AngelicAdonis's avatar
Now thats clever! :D
Emuzin2's avatar
It did in the in betweens with Osma of OZ....and then of course there is WICKED.
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Never heard of Osma of Oz, and have been meaning to see Wicked. There was also a TV movie called Tin Man, which was a somewhat interesting take on OZ.
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Wicked was awesome..can't wait until they release the movie version of the play...because everything will be 10x larger than life on the silver screen and with the advancements of will bring the whole 1940s (awesome in its own right version) the WIZARD of OZ to its knees....Truthfully, the writer of the book, did a most excellent job creating a whole persona of both witches and their stories and I see that when I look at your illustration. The fact that you have an OZ army created of animals is a (in between) the flying monkeys were created by Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) the Cowardly Lion...was a lion cub she saved and sent to the forest when Oz tried to take away the voices of all animals...I can't wait for you to see it...and try to find Osma of OZ. Peace
(see what you started with your masterpiece)
Chainroundmyneck's avatar
It does get pretty dark in the book...
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