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Second Waterfall by Natan-Estivallet Second Waterfall by Natan-Estivallet
This is the second waterfall I ever painted. The first is here:

Oil on canvas, 11 x 17" (or 27 x 42 cm), 2012.
Suggestions are welcome!


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:iconsunstategalleries:
Wow! I cannot believe no one has commented on the beauty yet! Let me just say, this is spectacular, especially with a difficult medium such as oils!

Vision: The overall look of the painting is very robust and well laid out. I do, however, think the sepia has overpowered a lot of the greens you wanted to use. The branches and trunks are also ever so slightly too lightly laid, and are more like a ghost of a shape rather than an obvious tree or bush. Of course, this might have been what you wanted (:
One thing I want to point out is how well the water is done on the waterfall! This is difficult to do with watercolor and acrylic, so I can only imagine how much time and effort it took to create that kind of wispy fine water stream. Let alone the spectacular mist effects!

Originality: Lower marks on originality because though the waterfall is superbly done, the angle is quite overused, and a pronounced right or left angle would have really added to the depth. I do like that the rocks are highlighted in a way that I do not see often. More of a unique "crackle" effect that makes them pop out in the scene.

Technique: Even though you might have just wanted the trees in the background as a hint, they get lost from the similar toned blue/grey skies. A more pronounced structure would not take away from the waterfall, but instead add a little more composure it might otherwise be lacking. I can also say a bit more shading in the crevices and "rock wall" would be well used. I love contrast, so that just might be my preference.


Impact: I love the colors you chose for the rocks, their value is very subtle and warm, but the waterfall and the brilliant white complement it perfectly. Excellent job! ^^
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Fantastic! The colours are lovely. I like how they're not too saturated :)
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
My pleasure! :D
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:iconominako:
Ominako Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a drawing i did a while ago only that yours look 100x times better xDD!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconblauelibelle:
BlaueLibelle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
A wonderful painting. Especially the water is gorgeous! :)
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconblauelibelle:
BlaueLibelle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
welcome :)
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SachaLefebvre Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Very Nice !"!!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconmaybe-paper-hearts:
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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garyjsmith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The silver colors in the fall make it flow like the hair of a beautiful woman of age. Very nice job conveying the feel of water
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconmohamadkaaki:
MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Great job!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconjonesblachowicz:
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Photographer
so serene, simple, and honest. :heart:
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconscreemgirl:
screemgirl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good work)
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconmaggiezee:
MaggieZee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing :D
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconbettermovesthanyou:
bettermovesthanyou Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great color and tone! I wish I had your skills! :)
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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Ifriteg Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You have used a very nice style on this artwork! Sort of washout! Nicely done!=D
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconkatry:
KaTrY Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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Yukime-no-lady Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Writer
This looks great!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconparfum-de-feuille:
Parfum-de-feuille Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful...♥
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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linkluibymon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I actually prefer the first waterfall that you drew, it had more atmospheric perspective and depth to the painting. but either way, both pieces are just as good!
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Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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Ambrosia-Ashcrofte Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could be a wonderful background, poster, or wallpaper. You did a great job on this. :)
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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Ambrosia-Ashcrofte Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you're welcome :)
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gris-athee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Very nice! The falling water seems a bit stiff, however the colors on the cliff are quite beautiful
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconhisashix:
HisashiX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great digital drawing/painting
Always nice to see nice art!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconpiojote:
piojote Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
very good. beatutiful image of the nature. :) the colors rae awesome
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconpiojote:
piojote Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
your welcome :)
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:iconescaron:
Escaron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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:iconescaron:
Escaron Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You´re welcome! :la:
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The tone of this piece is beautiful. soft and warm. The fog around the bottom of the waterfall is so lifelike. I can almost feel the waterdrops in mu face.
The only suggestion i can give you is that the rocks look a little 2d instead of 3d. Maybe it looks better on the painting itself, thats always hard to say when you see a picture or scan of the actual work.
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:iconnatan-estivallet:
Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi, thank you!! :hug:
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bleedingpure Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done!
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