Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Illustrator and digital artist Oliver Wetter photoshopped Kaiju and other big beasts into classical landscape paintings, mimicking the artists' styles . He nails the lighting, brush strokes and mood, all hand drawn with a stylus—a skilled tribute to the original painters as well as the cult icons he added.

Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

The original paintings Oliver remixed were from the Hudson River School, a nineteenth century romantic landscape movement.

Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Oliver says he was inspired by the thrift store painting movement but that his approach is digital and non destructive, and doesn't require vandalizing original artworks.

Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Mashup art puts Kaiju into classical paintings

Oliver Wetter is a freelance illustrator and visual artist from Germany. He is available for concept art, character driven book cover and ebook illustration. He is also a lecturer at the IBKK art institute in Bochum, Germany, where he teaches digital painting.

You can visit the webpage he runs called Ars Fantasio, read his personal blog and follow him on Facebook.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring really cool 2D or 3D illustrations, paintings and animations. If you are an illustrator or animator with high quality work, please drop me a line here.


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