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#26 markseibold

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:19 PM

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All of my art is photographed with a modest Sony Cybershot 5.1 mgpxl camera, preferably in North daylight for best color correction. I will sometimes photoflash at night but this can cause reflections and glare on the smoother papers such as Strathmore Artagain and Stonehenge.

Virtually anything can be photographed with a modest digital camera today and posted to the web. Then open the photos in Photoshop as it is a great aid to adjust size, color balance, brightness and contrast. Though I never manipulate my sketch art with Photoshop. *Refer to my gallery link above post. I am at a remote computer and could not link it again here currently.

I look forward to seeing you sketching,

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:42 PM

Thanks, Mark

Just a couple of weeks ago I bought a new Canon 8 meg A590IS. Wow, what a camera for the price. Anyway, it replaced a 4 year old 3.2 meg Canon A70. I had no problems posting photos of "things" but never really got a good shot of a book cover or other similar printed material. Hmmm, north daylight, eh. Will give it a try.

#28 rodelaet

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:45 PM

Great, great sketch, Roland!!

Thanks for sharing your work.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

excellant sketch, but why are all the stars the same magnitude?

#30 rolandlinda3

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:58 PM

The star field that night was pretty slim and not did not have much variance to my interpretation. The sketch I just did was a lot different; the star field was more dense and there was much wider magnitudes represented. Of course, all this is interpretation, and I am not always right by any means.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:20 PM

Ok, here is my very crude sketch.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:32 AM

Very good. Now just continue posting. Start a thread or two with your posts...I am sure you will get plenty of people taking a look and commenting. Ask questions about particular things about the sketching as you wish...and enjoy the interaction and the rapid improvement in skill level that usually occurs as we persist. Roland






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