Lazy Sketchcrawl - random location photos

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Lazy Sketchcrawl - random location photos

Post by Phishtitz » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:09 pm


To help me practice my drawing when I don't have the time to get out and about, I've built a tool that uses Google Streetview and selects random locations world wide. It's not quite the same drawing from a screen rather than real life, but it does mean I can go anywhere in the world whenever I like :)

I've hooked it into the API for, so that I can tag the drawings with the three words shown and find the location again easily

Feel free to have a play and let me know what you think



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Re: Lazy Sketchcrawl - random location photos

Post by timillustrator » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:28 pm

Quite a neat idea. The only thing with google street view images is that the perspective is crazy - extreme wide angle, bent lines and the viewpoint is about 8' above ground level. Quite often you can tell a sketch has been copied from google because one or more of these traits is visible.

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