|Ink & Watercolor of Ravadinovo Castle, Bulgaria|
I've never been to Bulgaria (I have an ex-half-brother-in-law from Bulgaria, though!), but after cruising around virtually via Google Street View, I almost feel like I visited part of the country this morning. It's kinda tough to figure out how to find interesting subjects; it helps to do Google searches on things like "Bulgaria attractions" then try to find a view of a resulting interesting place or subject via Google Street View.
It didn't take me too long to find an attraction I wanted to paint--Ravadinovo Castle. It took me a little longer to find the darn place using Google Street View. A Google Maps search didn't yield much except one hotel that purported to be 6 km away from the castle. It helped to read reviews of the castle in Trip Advisor, as those who visited provided better clues to its location. I "cruised" the main street of the small town of Ravadavino until I saw it, then found a perspective of it I liked well enough. Save the link in GSV, and start sketching!
I recommend participating in this fun exercise. The images you get from Google Street View has its issues (distortion, non-optimal lighting or weather conditions), but the artwork can be freely done without worry of copyright issues. And it's fun to virtually visit a place you've never been before!
|Google Street View of Ravadinovo Castle|