Monday, 13 August 2012

Carquinez Bridge, Oregon

Having spent the past few years using vectors to make portraits of superheroes, it's very liberating to apply the style to other subjects. I've been browsing through public domain photographs to find inspiration, hence the last two posts. This is another, based on a photo of the Carquinez Bridge. The original was obviously a black and white photo, later coloured by hand, a technique I love. Done right, it romanticises the setting, ramping up the colour and dramatic lighting. I've tried to re-create that sense here.

I dropped the complex bridge framework and many of the finer details, as that's not really what I'm trying to achieve with these images. I think it still looks okay.

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