I went out relatively early this morning to do this sketch while it was still cooler. I’ve sketched this water tower in my neighborhood before but it was early 2012, when I’d just returned to sketching about a month before. That one looks a bit stiff to me now. And I wanted to do it again for the Urban Sketchers Flickr group weekly theme, which is “Water/Sewer Infrastructure”. We do pick some unusual ones, don’t we?
I like our water tower as it is rather cleverly disguised. The top is painted just the right color to blend into our often grey, cloudy skies. So then the evergreen trees painted on it also just blend into the surrounding trees. There have been times when I couldn’t even see it!
Now perhaps they could also disguise the cell tower as an evergreen. I’ve seen cell towers made to look like palm trees in Southern California.
Oh, you wanna compare this to the one in 2012? Go here.