Hayao Miyazaki meets Albert Bierstadt!I did paint the whole Landscape and the Castle!But, the landscape is heavily based on a painting from Albert Bierstadt - The work is in Public Domain, according to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alb… What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…Actually the jpegs of this specific work for reference, were in such a bad quality that I had to paint the whole image from scratch - a nice test for me and I created some useful brushes along the way. Since I had no usable hi-res source, I hope you can accept the little flaws in it, most stuff is painted from imagination and my personal interpretation of huge jpeg-artifacts ;)Upside of this was that I could bring it more into a Miyazaki kind of mood and coloring that matches the concept I had in mind.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. This time it took me around 20 hours.Process here http://sta.sh/02cxlj835u5v

Hayao Miyazaki meets Albert Bierstadt!

I did paint the whole Landscape and the Castle!

But, the landscape is heavily based on a painting from Albert Bierstadt - 
The work is in Public Domain, according to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alb… 
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

Actually the jpegs of this specific work for reference, were in such a bad quality that I had to paint the whole image from scratch - a nice test for me and I created some useful brushes along the way. Since I had no usable hi-res source, I hope you can accept the little flaws in it, most stuff is painted from imagination and my personal interpretation of huge jpeg-artifacts ;)

Upside of this was that I could bring it more into a Miyazaki kind of mood and coloring that matches the concept I had in mind.

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. This time it took me around 20 hours.

Process here 
http://sta.sh/02cxlj835u5v

May the Fourth be with you!Today is Star Wars Day
I did only paint the AT-AT Walker in Photoshop, not the whole Landscape!The landscape is a painting from Albert Bierstadt - check out his amazing works: www.albertbierstadt.org/Process here: http://sta.sh/0i9pfiwjd59Close-up here: http://sta.sh/01chfso7qg34
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.

May the Fourth be with you!
Today is Star Wars Day

I did only paint the AT-AT Walker in Photoshop, not the whole Landscape!The landscape is a painting from Albert Bierstadt - check out his amazing works: www.albertbierstadt.org/

Process here: http://sta.sh/0i9pfiwjd59
Close-up here: http://sta.sh/01chfso7qg34

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.