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Master study: Bierstadt by danielwachter Master study: Bierstadt by danielwachter
Studying the old masters is said to be one of the best ways to learn - so I did a study of Albert Bierstadts "Among the Sierra Nevada, California".
It's not 100% accurate but I think I learned a lot.

Painted with SAI.
Any comments / critique / feedback are always much appreciated.
Hope you like it! :)

You can see the the original here: [link]
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This is a beautiful piece! those mountains, the waterfall, the lake, the whole scenery.
The cliff is amazing, the rock is very well done and I like the waterfall a lot. Same goes to the secondary waterfall and the mountains in the background.
The sky was very nicely done, I love the clouds and I think you accomplished the look you were aiming for quite well.

However, the thing that stood out to me first quite oddly was a small detail. The deer seem more stiff than in the original, and in fact..they seemed lightly stiff in the original itself for me. I felt they needed more of a variety of positions, that's just me though.

The second thing I wished was a bit different was the lake. If it had reflected more of the sky's colors I think the impact would have been far greater.
And other than that, everything was absolutely wonderful, great job!
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nagini-chan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: :eyepopping: :omg: :omfg: :love: :heart:

I'm at loss for words. ^^;
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stunning work!! :D
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your welcome!! :D
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Almightygir Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well i just found a new desktop wallpaper!
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Happy to hear that!
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:heart: Your wonderful work is featured by :iconwater-dreams: here [link] :heart:
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome - thank you so much! :)
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:iconlhianne:
Lhianne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
...absolutely my pleasure :hug:
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Joao-paulo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I just can't believe you did this in SAI
its really amazing :D
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconlhianne:
Lhianne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
wonderful work :heart:
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
You're very welcome :hug:
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:iconbonisol:
bonisol Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :wow:
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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:iconbonisol:
bonisol Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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dennykoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a print of the original in my living room and when I saw your pic I was AMAZED at how well you reproduced this. The lighting in the sky, the mountains, and the water are to me the strong points of this piece. Great work!!!
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Great to hear - thank you very much! :)
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lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy smoking baby seals
That is gorgeous
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :dance:
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lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
............ I like it better than the original LOL
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:icongellydraws:
Gellydraws Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well done !!
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconnightelf86:
NightElf86 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely amazing!!! :wow:
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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NightElf86 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
gorgeous landscape ! :clap:
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Lovz2Draw Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
W0W!*_* thats amzaing!
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Lovz2Draw Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
your most welcome:D i Lov the deer:D
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:iconayranit:
Ayranit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome! :O
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is breathtaking, great job! Stop making the rest of us look bad ><
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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NotYourSteppingStone Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bierstadt is my favorite and I actually have a print of this in my home. Nice job, I love the lighting.
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah I love this too - thanks. :)
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michaeljtr Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
probably your best so far, i like it :)
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
It's only a study of Bierstadt's masterpiece. But thank you very much. :)
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:iconfeohria:
Feohria Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome <3 ^^ Totally love it
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Skycre Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May i just say, masterpiece.
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Well it's just a study of Bierstadt's masterpiece - but thanks a lot. :)
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muttiniraq Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :D
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Well done.
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:icondanielwachter:
danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stunning work!! :) I have a few questions- how have you learned to draw landscapes so well? Are landscapes harder than objects and people? Do you have any tips on the sorts of studies to do? Thanks in advance!
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