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A Walk in Banff by artbypaulfisher A Walk in Banff by artbypaulfisher
Banff is a truly beautiful location and easily one of my personal favourites that I've visited. Ever since I saw this scene for the first time during a holiday in January 2010, I wanted to draw it. It's been through multiple revisions and several complete restarts in the time since then (which can be seen, along with the photograph that I took that I used as my reference, in my attached WIP), but I'm finally going to call this one finished.


Drawing of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Drawing, Coloured Pencil on Paper - 16th November to 14th December, 2012
35.6cm x 28.0cm (14" x 11")

Daler-Rowney Artist's Watercolour Pencils (Used Dry)
Derwent Watercolour Pencils (Used Dry)
Daler-Rowney Fine Grain - Drawing Paper
Total Time: 40 hours (more on previous attempts)
Scanned with Canon CanoScan LiDE 210

Information on the town of Banff: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banff,_A…


A 'work in progress' for this drawing can be seen here:
A Walk In Banff WIP by artbypaulfisher
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This wonderful piece of art, is overwhelming in its beauty, my friend! :heart:

A HUGE well done! :clap:
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. The location is quite incredible. I saw a real sky close to these colours there at 7 in the morning, right before a day of snowboarding a few years back, good times :)
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've translated the beauty of what you have seen, with a voice that has its own character, my friend :heart:

Thank you for sharing such beautiful art :hug:
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Anity-art Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Awesome artwork! Beautiful colors and net lines. The sky is fascinating and I liked to examine all the details. After seeing your drawing I want to visit this place :)
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm really disappointed with the scan of this one. It looks so much softer and nicer in real life, but no matter how I scan or adjust it, it seems to come out too bright and shiny. I was stuck on the sky for a long time with this (as it was just white and grey in my reference photograph) so I'm glad it turned out ok :)
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Anity-art Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
The scanner is the biggest enemy of artists! But you have no reason to worry, your work looks great :) And it was a real magic what you have done with a gray sky in the photo!
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damilepidus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:jawdrop: Love this Paul!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Michelle :)
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PaintPencilPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful work.
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Digging the Van Gogh influence. Love how you did the trees.
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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sogoud Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing amaazing one
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heartinart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of December 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 32 - December 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, that's very kind :)
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Glaiceana Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
I love your style, its very colourful and so detailed!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful colouring!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   General Artist
I love the color,texture,and clear detail of this
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
Very welcome,want to see my art
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2SHJAN Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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2SHJAN Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur most welcome =]
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JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas! :party:
You've been featured: [link]
Thanks for all the support! :hug:
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, that's very kind! :)
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JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure. :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:)
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0001046 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Nice work! I like the colors.
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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You're welcome :hug:
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foxkat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:)
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome artwork! :)
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good work! Great details! Very interesting style! :-)
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, appreciate it :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
You're welcome.
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Aura-Dawn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Every day go through hundreds of art pieces for clubs. It is refreshing to see such a clear piece of work.
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! I do put in more time than I should making sure the photos/scans are of a decent standard and are as close to matching the original colour of the drawing as possible. Thank you for noticing, I appreciate it, it's not something I expected somebody to comment about :)
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Aura-Dawn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As said, go through hundreds of pieces of art for the clubs, making sure they are in the right folders. Don't have time to comment but when one calls attention to itself, then will comment on what drew that attention. Most of the work that goes past me personally wouldn't post it or even call it art, but then the clubs which am admin in, encourages such art, so that is why it was so refreshing to see work like yours. It really is hard to find a club that deals with high end art, but then mine wouldn't make it in then. Anyway, your piece was good so keep up the good work. New scanners on the market make it easier to scan and get exact copies. But then being able to afford them is another story.

Merry Christmas
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is and isn't art, along with what is good, mediocre or poor is all in the eye of the viewer. What I think is the best piece of art on the planet is undoubtedly somebody else's most hated - that's what makes it so interesting in my opinion. I can see where you're coming from though when you are doing it as a voluntary admin, regularly sorting through them rather than it being just casual viewing. It's a human effort that many people (myself included) often overlook, we just submit things, go off and do other things and as if by magic they get either accepted or declined. Thank you for taking the time to comment anyway, appreciate it. Merry Christmas to you too :)
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