Utility Pole, Route 1

20140125-181021.jpgI was kicking around a few different ways of dealing with this scene. My reference photo was expansive and somewhat standard, as taking photos from the passenger seat of a car would tend to be, but there were interesting possibilities when cropped. This was a crop ignoring the expansiveness of the view and focusing on this utility pole. I tried some colored pencil scraped on in the foreground over some different diluted dabs of color to get the grassy texture. It seems to have worked out ok. More to play with I think, but I got a few good things out of this.

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4 thoughts on “Utility Pole, Route 1

  1. Suzy Frisbee January 26, 2014 / 10:11 am

    I like this one even better than the Hearst Castle. Nice. Wish I could figure out colors for landscapes as well as you have figured them out!

    • coreyaber January 26, 2014 / 3:49 pm

      Hey thanks! I prefer this to the Hearst castle view as well. That one helped me work out some techniques, but as I look at it more and more I grow less fond of it. Probably won’t make the final cut when I pull these together.

  2. Ingidisa/Jiuhl January 26, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    What strikes me is the perspective and depth. You did a fine job portraying a sense of standing in that spot on the side of the road in relation to angles and landscape. I really, really like this.

    • coreyaber January 26, 2014 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you for the excellent comment!

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