Lima, Peru, ink and watercolor from Google Streetview, 4x5 in

Lima, Peru, ink and watercolor from Google Streetview, 4×5 in

I love doing the Virtual Paintout, strolling around a city in Google Streetview and picking a scene to paint. This sketch is a preliminary study for an oil painting  still in progress. The location is Nicolas de Pierola and Jr. Cańete Streets in Lima, Peru. Here’s a link to the map: http://goo.gl/maps/hQdsp.

Below is the original screenshot plus a few other streetview pictures from around Lima. Although the city looked very beautiful, I’m often drawn to funkier parts of town.

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Building, Ink and watercolor wash, Outdoors/Landscape, Places, Sketchbook Pages, Virtual Paint-Out
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  1. what a great idea this is.

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  2. How cool is that! I haven’t thought of Google Maps as a resource for armchair travel or exotic street scenes. Great drawing and I’m glad you’re drawn to the parts of town with the most character.

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  3. Love your sketch of Lima. I’m embarrassed to admit that I can’t figure out how to do the virtual paintout, Everytime I drag Mr. pegman over to the map I end up in a swamp or something. Now it’s Iceland and I sooooo want to do it. But I just get roads in the middle of no-where.

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  4. Lovely drawing.

    I wish I’d looked at the location last month (mind I haven’t participated in 2 years) as one of my favourite holidays was in Peru.

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  5. I LIIIIKE IT!

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  6. great idea for cold winter days, if it’s too cold for drawing outside:)

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