Ancient Kaiju Project by Oliver Wetter

godzilla in the mountains by fantasio d7ihbvr 560x369Kaijū is Japanese for “Strange Beast” and it’s the name for a Japanese film genre that features giant monsters, like Godzilla. In Oliver Wetter’s Ancient Kaiju Project, he has inserted these massive film characters into existing classic landscape paintings. Undertaken as a learning project, Wetter attempts to match the style of the original painting in regards to lighting, color, and paint strokes. He emulates a similar look with Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq pen. You can see a pair of example images below.

at at among the sierra nevada by fantasio d7h2jej 560x303Original 560x315Wetter describes the result as “mash-up-artworks that are both; a declaration of love to the old Hudson River School and a tribute to the popular modern cult icons of our times.” We love any fan art project that involves our pop-culture favorites, so we are excited to share Wetter’s work with our audience today. You can find more of his work on his Deviant Art profile.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.