Back in February when I realised that my big trip might not go ahead I stopped planning the second half. So after Luxembourg I was planning to attend a sketching event in Maastricht and then spend 2 weeks in the region visiting some places in Belgium including Brussels.
As my itinerary hadn’t been planned in detail I had a little freedom in what places I could visit but, as mentioned previously, it takes a lot of work to adequately collect photos of new locations. So I simplified and decided to just spend a week in Brussels.
My friend Franchoise Chome (Frannie) offered to collect some photos for me and to make my virtual visit to Brussels more real we organised a number of zoom sessions.
Distractions while you are sketching are often a good thing as it makes you less likely to overthink and overwork a sketch and it adds liveliness to your marks. So it made it a little more like sketching on location.
I got a bit obsessed with the Town Hall (so hard to sketch quickly) and struggled to fit the tower in (some crazy short versions were done very late at night!) This was my last version and I decided it was time to do a little measuring.
Thie week in Brussels was definitely a highlight of my Virtural Trip Project. Thanks Frannie!!!
Next up… I had one day in a place I visited last year…