How Bert Monroy used Google Maps to perfect his painting details

Master digital painter Bert Monroy is famous for the level of detail in his hyperrealistic works. He based his new Amsterdam Mist on a photo he took in person, but it lacked sufficient resolution for him to really replicate various structures & elements. In this video (part of a series illustrated by the new painting) he talks about how he used Street View in Google Maps to cruise around the neighborhood, zooming in on key details.

[Via James Fritz]

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