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Oz Fest by GarthFT Oz Fest by GarthFT
This is the latest in my series of twisted faerie tales. Ok, so maybe the Wizard of Oz isn't a faerie tale per sey, but I think it'll qualify. I really had fun with this one too. It all spawned from a comment about "ruby red Chuck T's," so instantly I thought of a punk rock Wizard of Oz. Took me almost half a year to get that vision realized (though it didn't take anywhere like that long to draw). Working through the various genres of rock was super fun. And yes, the flying blue monkeys are corporate suits. I may have to do a companion piece featuring the Wicked Witch of the West now...

EDIT: This print is now available through my storefront on sharkrobot: [link]

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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New Deviant
Clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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narutomustdie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Axe axe lolololololololololololololololololololololol
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Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic, awesome job!CURSE YOU! 
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
great job! there is far to much awesome here to name it all but wow! this is so damn cool.
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ruff1298 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Heavy Metal and Fairy Tales? Yes. So much yes.

I love how you turned the beloved Wizard of Oz into something straight out of Brütal Legend which is just plain AWESOME.

I love Dorothy's new look. The mohawk and the abundance of hair dye is sexy and very, very punk. I like how it resembles a bird's plume of feathers. The ripped fishnets were a nice touch.

Even Toto's getting into it--awesome! I like the "Rawf!" energy he exudes and that proud look on his face.

Tinman has an axe, haha. I just love this sort of visual pun, mostly because it is both able to melt people's faces off and perform DECAPITATIONSSSSSSSSS!!!!! (like I said, Brütal Legend) at the same time. Love the extra bits of armor and the joints; those added pieces of metal always help a robot look even more badass and realistic. I enjoyed how you kept his "funnel" head; wouldn't be Tinman without it, huh?

Cowardly Lion is epic. I love how he's doing the horns and resembles a headbanger, complete with the wild mane. Rock on, man! The über muscle is awesome, and the reverse joints for his hind legs are excellent; I love more animalistic anthros.

Scarecrow! YUS! I love how he has a noose around his neck; that sort of accessory is so morbid and cool. I love his emo hairstyle, the "Life is Suffering" look on his face, and his sleek, somewhat ill-fitting suit. I like it when clothes bunch up around the ends; adds a lot of depth to clothing. The patches and stitches were an excellent touch to really make him the Scarecrow.

Flying monkeys in business suits. Perfection.

And I see the Emerald City is made out of speakers. I presume you played Brütal Legend, too, or you had the same idea as the fine folks from Double Fine? Either way, AWESOME.

Thank you so much for this piece.
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boyrustan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very cool
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6WingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Rock on.
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:iconbinkibonsai:
binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Emo scarecrow! Bloody hilarious!
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ololow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
this is sooo f***ing COOOOL!!!
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astrocitizen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I keep looking for scifi intepretations of WoZ, but damned Google keeps taking me to TIN MAN* fan sites.




* Or "Stephen King's Gunslinger in Oz" as I call it.
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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noelani4 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
punk, emo, rock, and metal, my favorites all rolled up into one!!
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:iconqtcomics:
QTcomics Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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:iconhomrqt:
homrqt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
So good.
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:iconnumarox49:
Numarox49 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This is, quite possibly, the most metal shit I have ever seen. I LOVE IT!
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:iconklinkhammer:
KlinkHammer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Wow....

im bleeding mercury
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gwalla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
The Tin Man is totally metal.
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:iconpoppaherb:
PoppaHerb Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Killer! Love it!
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:icondeadgirlsroses:
DeadGirlsRoses Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
OH MY GOD!! this is awesomeness
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:iconprotofan58:
protofan58 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh. Mai gawd. EPIC!!!!
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:iconnuke-mayhem:
Nuke-Mayhem Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bad-Ass Awesome! :headbang:
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TabbishmonsteR Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
lol this is so awesome!
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crash1973 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahahahah yes this rox
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MikkiChan01 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
LOL THAT'S COOL!
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NehpetS227 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!!!!
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Galderel Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
there is nothing specific about this picture that I love it is all fantastic!
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Gwailome Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
It's just GREAT!! )))
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KPhillips702 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hell yeah!!!!!
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kioasakka Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I hope Dorothy doesn't trip on a shoelace.
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PikaCheck Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I love this- very well done!
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DSil Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Misty morning, clouds in the sky
Without warning, the wizard walks by
We hear he is, a wiz of a wiz
If ever, a wiz there was.

Or no, wait, I've got it:
The fairies wear ruby slippers and you've gotta believe me!
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Little-Mongolian Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"I'm off to see the concert..."
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ExemplarX3 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is hard core
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IAMO76 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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ThePitbullLover Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
AWESOME!!!!
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dragonduo05 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Words fail me on how much I love this..."get on down get on down the road"?
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:iconpako0007:
pako0007 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holly lord, this is just so freakin' cool!!! awesome!
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:iconbubblegummarie:
BubblegumMarie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I love this, your Dorothy reminds me a lot of well...myself, it made me giggle seeing it!
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Awesome styley and colours! The Tin Man and Scarecrow really rock!
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AlonsoEspinoza Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool one, sir!
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ilnaras Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oz IS a fairy tale. L. Frank Baum wrote it to be a fairy tale for American children.

Nice piece, tho. I'd love to see a follow-up with Princess Ozma. J-pop, maybe?
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Melikoth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I would like to see this turned into a movie, I bet it would be awesome. Dorthy trying to get her band together in the land of OZ.
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CarmillaMurray Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is Awesome.
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riot-girl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hmmm.... gotta say dorothy is my least favorite character in this piece. her concept is great, but i think you missed the mark by changing her color scheme from the original blue to this purple and pink. it just doesn't seem as true to the original as the other redesigned characters.
beautiful piece though! really fabulous concept and great artwork!
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gambitx18 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Tin Man- Heavy Metal! LOL love it!!!
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thebigjb Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artist
Ha! This is awesome! Demands a t-shirt.
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm assuming that Dorothy's tornado got to Oz via Woodstock? LOL.......
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Rose-of-the-Wolves Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the Scarecrow's all emo with his noose tie and flippy hair... lol, Toto looks completely normal. :XD:
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SmileyMurderBunny Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
HELL. F*CKING. YES.
I love it when people take well known fairytales and awesomize the hell out of it.
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Datah Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I got this print ... I love this print... When will the book be OUT... It's Jonas, www.jsiahstudios.com, stop by
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