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Eternal Winter by danielwachter Eternal Winter by danielwachter
For all who want to cool down in these hot days. :D

Assignment 19 (Frozen Lake) of :iconweekly-environment:

Painted with SAI.
Any comments / critique / feedback are always much appreciated.
Hope you like it! :)
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:iconwolf-chanookami:
Wow....This one's going to be a challenge.....I'll be lucky if I can even spot ONE thing that needs improvement....I'll try my best since you asked for a critique. I guess I could start with how bright your artwork is in the center-ish area: it kind of hurts my eyes when I look at that part of the artwork, so I suggest toning down the brightness a little next time. To me, it appears more like it's raining then snowing due to the long strokes you made for the snow, so I suggest making them a little shorter next time: I also think that it would've been more of an "eternal winter" if there was more snow falling down in the sky. As for the tower in the background, I think you should make it a little darker, because the bright lighting admitting from the area it's in makes it sort of harder to see (I didn't even notice it until I was about to finish this critique!). Everything else seems to be at its best to me. :)
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Well, when I read that this was made with SAI, I entirely froze. It's a truly stunning view, and magnificently drawn!:love: I personally have no problem with the brightness, I adore it.
It does look a bit that's raining but it could be a watery-snow. The tree's shape and position are really well framed on the image, the little houses staying there make you go "aww". :aww: There are 2 things that I'd critique. Firstly, the mountains. The shape is good but I can see a grey-ish tone in the shadows, and it gives off a look like it was scanned and blurred. (I don't have any good example, I hope you understand^^;) I like the parts where the shadow ends with the bright blue, I guess you used directly the brush.:)

Then the clouds; they give off a powerful impression, but I can see the brush strokes which stand out too much, like in a "doodle". Well, they're beautifully drawn, but compared to the forest's sharp tones, they seem being too airbrushed:XD:.
As for the entire painting, it gives off a truly beautiful and stunning atmosphere, one I'd definitely want to experience. :love::love::love:

Well I hope you find my critique somehow helpful, if not just wash it away.:XD:
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WolvesAndBananas Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing! The way everything blends together, nothing seems out of place at all. You can see the glints of ice on the sea, too, under the light of the moon, it's inspiring. Great, I'm not looking forward to writing this part, but can I use this on the background of my tumblr page? I'll give you full credit, if you prefer. Yes or no is fine by me, I won't hold anything against you. I've been looking for nearly an hour (ohmygosh a whole hour wow what hard work you put into it nobody ever does things for an hour even though this artist probably put much, much, much longer than an hour's work into this :I), and this is the best one I've found to fit. The tumblr blog is not NSFW, so no worries, though it is an ask account. Thank you! :D
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Sure, go ahead. Some credit would be nice.
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FarukArts Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has to be one of the most amazing paintings I've seen! Your textures are beautiful :)
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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FarukArts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No! Thank you! Seeing how you textured your tree helped me to figure out how to texture mine in my latest art! Take care, and stay awesome!
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BlasquezFigueroa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like how tiny the houses look in comparison with that huge bridge and pine trees. Very good
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconklipiec:
Klipiec Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
A pity it's so monocoloured, but still: I really like the vibe it gives! Really good job! ;)
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
I'm working on better colour variation in my paintings.
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fang Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is lovely

and you've also turned me onto that group that i may join
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
wow
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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anzel-muzik Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing...
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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1337Salty Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I feel colder already. XD Shame it's getting cold; I could use this in the summer.
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha thank you very much! This should come in handy in the summer. :D
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msrodrigues Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I just love your paint. The tree is a little off balance though. Also its geometry is a little odd. I would make the tree a little smaller. I love the colors and snow for me is really bright.
Good work!
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Good observation - thanks for the advice. :)
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MorriganArt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured here [link] :)
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, thanks so much for the feature! :)
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Walldryx45 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Wonderful Work !!!
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Walldryx45 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem^^!
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Obsidianwatcher Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful!, I like this ambience, good job!
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks a lot! :)
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Jefferson-Apgar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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NAO1203 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :iconthumbsupplz::icongrin--plz:
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesooooome!!! *_*
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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diskfire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Beautiful! :clap:
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You picture has been featured here [link] as a deviation of the week in :icontreelovers:. Congratulations! :icontreehuggerplz:
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow that's awesome - thank you very much for the feature! :)
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
I want to see more of this style : )
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
There will be more. :) Thanks!
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RoCueto Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty nice ambience and textures.
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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UnitedMMC Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Love the lighting and freezing cold colors, and how it adds an interesting glow. Really gives it a cool (pun intended) atmosphere. Unique style. :D
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Hehe yeah better bring some warm clothes. ;) Thank you very much!
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KyokoChan882 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty!
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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KyokoChan882 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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anpati92 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
this is very cool, I love the coloring and lighting ^^
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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