This is the first destination on this trip which I hadn’t previously visited so it was the first time I was completely dependent on Google street view for reference photos. I spent a number of hours exploring Google earth to build a collection of screenshots to sketch from.
The reason for my visit to Luxembourg was to attend a USK sketch weekend which obviously was cancelled. USK Luxembourg did host a virtual event so they had a few locations to sketch from. Due to time differences I wasn’t able to join them sketching at the same time but I did appreciate the locations. And it was great to be inspired by other people’s sketches from the same spots.
It was a shock to be in a different part of Europe (the feel is so different from Italy!) and also to be looking at Google street views which were taken in winter. I tried to find some summer photos to refer to so I could modify the season in my sketches.
Damien is my accountability buddy (I met him at a conference in Austin, Texas a few years ago) and we talk nearly every week about our workload and projects. So it was fun to explore his part of the world via Google and a few photos he sent.It was fun to discover a nearby ‘castle’!
Anyway although a short visit, it was great to virtually explore somewhere new.
Next stop Brussels!