The natural color gradient made by the sky shows clear contrast between the grass and sky. The palette is displayed below the photo. The s shaped lines the grass creates gives the photo natural movement. It also creates depth in the photo.
Nicolas Delort is a Canadian and French illustrator and artist who works in Paris, France. I don’t know if he takes inspiration from him, but Delort’s work on scratchboard immediatly made me think of Gustave Doré‘s work.