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Waterfall by GrungeTV Waterfall by GrungeTV
So after checking my emails this morning, I noticed this photo taken at Jökulsárgljúfur national park [link] and thought it would be nice to use as reference for some painting practice.
I used a slightly customised oil brush for 95% of the painting.
About 2.5 hours, Photoshop.
Hope you like it. :)
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Before I start my critique I just want to say that James Knowles is an outstanding artist and that you are one of the many great people that make this website what it is and what it should be. Now, landscaping is not my strong point and I greatly admire anybody who can take a breath taking site in reality and turn it to a breath taking painting. The shadowing on the undersides of the cliffs is amazing. The stone, dead grass, and the mist all make for great detail. I also want to say that this artist is very skilled and if you are reading this you need to watch his page for new art because so far his works have been out of this world! Keep it up James!!!
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This is a great piece. The water is painted fabulously and it brings a dynamic into the piece. The colours are great for the grass, and in the foreground the detail is astonishing.
I think perhaps taking a lower angle (more horizontal) may have captured the scene better, and the inclusion of sky may have helped the lighting. The orange grass near the water fall seems to be a line drawn across, maybe by breaking it into clumps it would give it a natural sense, and improve the detail.
I find the scene exciting and well painted, the landscape itself is detailed and the framing of the piece is cleverly done. I find the waterfall is the most detailed part of the painting, and is very well done. It looks almost like a photo, and the spray brings it to life.
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Writer
Just looked at the reference, and this is really, really good!
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Steve.
When I first saw the photo, I just felt compelled to have a go at the mix of colours!
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Damn man.. :) I love it when an artist keep suprising me. And you sure do. Theres so much dynamic in here, and the simplicity and color palette is top :)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to have surprised you, Mads! :D
Thanks mate! :)
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FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
done very fats i red, it is like a matte painting.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate!
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Tekkix Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A critique must be done...NOW!
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Thanks man! :D
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