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Title: A world of references!
Post by: Straynative on November 16, 2016, 05:34:27 AM
Hi All,

Hope you are all fabulous!

So would you like to be able to travel to a specific location anywhere in the world that you would like to paint??
 
Well Ive come across a really nifty way to do that  :heeha:. Youve all heard of google street view im sure? So why not use it as a reference for your art? I am for example wanting to try a piazza scene and i zipped my way to Italy in a matter of seconds. The cool thing is is that you can pan around the image to get the composition you are looking for and take it from there...and you go anywhere you want to!

I think its great!!

Hope this is useful to you all... O0 O0

Below is a link to the piazza that im toying with, just got to find the perfect angle... :)

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@44.494262,11.342535,15.49h,-4.81p,1z (https://www.instantstreetview.com/@44.494262,11.342535,15.49h,-4.81p,1z)

All the best

Trev

Title: Re: A world of references!
Post by: Straynative on November 16, 2016, 05:49:25 AM
Or just use the direction arrows to explore the area...fun  :D
Title: Re: A world of references!
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 16, 2016, 07:31:51 AM
Trev,

Wow, that is so cool.  I clicked on a few other spots and found a cozy cafe with a cool wine rack.

I have bookmarked the site and will go back to it when I have some time.

Thanks for sharing this.   It's incredibly useful.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: A world of references!
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 16, 2016, 10:49:22 AM
Never heard of this site - great idea. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: A world of references!
Post by: Val on November 16, 2016, 03:46:42 PM
There was a group I came across a few years back on youtube I think.... they used to pick an area, and you would go and find it and paint the angle that you liked best. I had forgotten about them after one of my computers crashed and I lost the site.

This could be quite fun to use in one of the challenges.....  :think:

Thanks Trev!  :-*
Title: Re: A world of references!
Post by: Straynative on November 17, 2016, 12:56:09 AM
Pleasure, i ended up having lots of fun exploring different countries and cities etc....
Title: Re: A world of references!
Post by: Happychappy on December 17, 2016, 04:33:11 PM
Interesting, thanks Trev.


Patricia
Title: Re: A world of references!
Post by: njnjgirl on February 06, 2017, 04:57:45 AM
Fabulous idea, thanks Trev!