Ohai thar. So. A while back there was some buzz about redoing old dated pieces with fresh techniques and resources. And this one has been a long time coming.
This is the first piece I ever did that I felt pride over, and it's also the reason why I got into this atmospheric shit that I'm so damn into today. So basically this was a huge fucking challenge, yadda yadda.
I terrained the original, and bobviously this piece too, to Thomas Newman's American Beauty.
Lone Wanderer 1.* (original)
vs. Lone Wanderer 2.1
EDIT - Updated following some pointers. New colossus without flappy arms and with stronger ties to the original piece! I also tried to shift the focus from the overlit bridge to the colossus by removing one lantern and adding background glow in the distance to make him appear silhouetted against it. Oh, and I extended the handrails for the bridge slightly and added a few environmental ornaments.