Eekhoutstraat in Bruges

Eekhoutstraat in Bruges - student project

Hello everyone!

My first time trying either urban sketching or watercolours (unless you count the tedious color mixing exercises). I took a virtual walk around Bruges on Google Maps and then found this house! I took loads of photos when I was there myself this year but I didn't have them with me since I'm at my parents' for the holidays.

This is the house I took as a reference:

Eekhoutstraat in Bruges - image 1 - student project

Unfortnuately I didn't take any pictures as I went because I was so excited to move on to the next step. I might do a second house and then I'll document the steps as I go and upload it here :)

Either way, this is my finished product:

Eekhoutstraat in Bruges - image 2 - student project

As you can see, I didn't do the splattering for two reasons: a) I don't really like how it looks and 2) I didn't want to potentially get the color everywhere. Instead, to give the drawing/painting some interest, I used a metallic gold paint for the flower boxes and some detail on the door :)

I hope you liked it! I'd love some constructive criticism.