Millenium Falcon at the Mountains (after Bierstadt)
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Star Wars meets Bierstadt

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There are some interesting details such as the BB8 that hides beneath a rock ;)

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Some details on the Falcon...

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Organic textures on the Rocks to create a unique painterly look

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Some more detail of the Rocks

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I created a custom texture for the canvas structure on top of the painting

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pastel color accents and some custom smudge brushes for some smooth looking painterly clouds

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COMPOSITION Analysis: Gamut /limited directions

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COMPOSITION Analysis: 90 degree angles to strenghten the composition

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COMPOSITION Analysis: Arabesque / dynamic flow

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COMPOSITION Analysis: Circular Enclosures

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COMPOSITION Analysis: Special Circular Enclosure - "Hidden Death Star"

Millenium Falcon at the Mountains (after Bierstadt)

Finally, a new "Star Wars meets Bierstadt" remix is finished!

This was a tough one because the source image had entirely different colors and I decided to go with an autumn mood that also goes well with the abandoned starship.

To follow along the recent AT-ST painting from this series, there is some composition knowledge that I will share along this piece in the bottom set of images. Since this is still an educational project for me, the compositional exploration is some of the most interesting aspects to me.

If you want to learn more about these composition secrets, there are 2 Ebooks about composition available on Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/KhAb and this one https://gumroad.com/l/kWxSl

Besides that learning aspect, there is still the mission statement coming through in this series: "Nature will always win" ;)

More of this series here:
https://www.artstation.com/fantasio/albums/12150

Cheers

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