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Morteratsch Glacier by Rahll Morteratsch Glacier by Rahll
I've been a huge fan of the Hudson River School painters from the 19th century for a while now. The Detroit Institute of Arts near where I live has a number of Frederic Edwin Church paintings and they're simply incredible.

That said, I wanted to do a study of an Albert Bierstadt painting, another Hudson River School landscape painter. The painting is of the Morteratsch Glacier, you can see the original here. Be sure to check out his other work too, he's insane.

I did the study from scratch with no color picking or drawing, just shapes and color with a few different brushes. Next time I decide to do one, I might Livestream it

Hope you like it!
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This is wonderful, I like how you've done it :)
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Endoraniendo Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A little dark. I like the rythm, the colors and the feeling of oils. Goes in to my favorite collection.
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:iconwindguardian114:
Wow! It seems almost like a dream!!! Really nice work!!
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Reganov Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow wow wow this is amazing!
The scale of the landscape is captured so well! :D
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DairoOrtiz Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
holy crap, that is the lvl i would like to get! nice work, keep it up!
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LittleBlueSkye Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work. I've favorited a couple of your pieces, but I like this one especially. You've given the piece more depth, sort of "drawing in" the person observing it. As well, and likely because it is a study, you've given the mountains a more whimsical feel, which I personally like. They sort of "float" into the clouds. I have to say, well. done. ;)
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raizchan Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome artwork, man!
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FigyDaFlygon Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how massive the mountains are! It makes the sky look huge and unfathomable.
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Best one......
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