Jump to content


Photo

Springtime Orion, naked eye sketch

  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 rodelaet

rodelaet

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3185
  • Joined: 28 Apr 2006
  • Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)

Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:41 PM

A naked eye impression of a promising springtime evening sky, as seen from my backyard.

Digital sketch made with Corel paint shop pro, based on a pencil field sketch.

Clear skies,

Attached Files



#2 rolandlinda3

rolandlinda3

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3415
  • Joined: 24 Jan 2006
  • Loc: Crozet VA 22932

Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:31 PM

Rony, I really like your layout ... Orion is just plain pretty and the green tree work sets it off nicely.

Roland

#3 cildarith

cildarith

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 2668
  • Joined: 26 Aug 2004
  • Loc: San Diego, CA

Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:36 PM

A sketch, huh? Nice! :grin:

#4 JayinUT

JayinUT

    I'm not Sleepy

  • *****
  • Posts: 3933
  • Joined: 19 Sep 2008
  • Loc: Utah

Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:03 PM

Beautiful, striking, and wonderful to look at. I love the tree contrast also.

#5 frank5817

frank5817

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 8425
  • Joined: 13 Jun 2006
  • Loc: Illinois

Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:32 PM

Rony,

A photo could not have captured this view as well. Beautiful sketch from top to bottom and left to right.
How long did it take you to match it to the sky so well?
Please use your sketch as an example for how this view would look from my yard because I can't draw it as well as you have done here. Bravo!:bow: :rainbow: :cool:

Frank :)

#6 markseibold

markseibold

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1573
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2008
  • Loc: Portland Oregon

Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:41 PM

Rony

I did not know that you are a photo-realistic artist! Amazing mimic of photography. If you had not told even photographers and artists that this is a hand rendered digital artwork, I would not have known it as other thatn a short time exposure photograph (as it appears on my screen.) The tree branches in the lower left are photo-rrealistic. Did you use a photo image to work from?

Amazing digital artwork on your part! :bow: :bow: :bow:

Mark
www.markseibold.com
My CN Pastel Sketch Gallery With Some Awarded~Published Photography

#7 rodelaet

rodelaet

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3185
  • Joined: 28 Apr 2006
  • Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)

Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for the kind replies!!

Drawing the stars was the easiest part, I use the same technique from the binocular sketches. The background is plain simple with the gradient fill tool (plus blurring and adding noise)in Photopaint. There is a small trace of a cirrus cloud, but it did not work out the way that I intended it. The hardest part was drawing the bushes, in such a way that they reflect a little bit of the light from the sky near the sunset.

Clear skies,

#8 Mark9473

Mark9473

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 8664
  • Joined: 21 Jul 2005
  • Loc: 51°N 4°E

Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:09 PM

I thought the cirrus haze at the bottom was one of the nicer touches to this otherwise technically impeccable sketch. How did you intend it to look, Rony?

#9 TenthEnemy

TenthEnemy

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 904
  • Joined: 21 Jan 2008
  • Loc: Maryland

Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:43 PM

If you said this was a photograph, I would have believed you. Wonderful sketch!

#10 Demelza

Demelza

    Mariner 2

  • *****
  • Posts: 229
  • Joined: 07 May 2006
  • Loc: The Netherlands

Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:15 PM

Wow! What a great sketch! What a detail!

#11 CarlosEH

CarlosEH

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 7218
  • Joined: 19 Jan 2005
  • Loc: Pembroke Pines, Broward County, Florida

Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:20 PM

Rony,

I have always been impressed with your beautiful and accurate observations of the heavens. Your Springtime Orion observation is one of the finest that I have ever seen. I feel as if standing in a field and looking south at the mighty hunter as he traverses the sky above. Thank you very much for sharing this work of art and outstanding observation with us all.

Carlos

#12 rodelaet

rodelaet

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3185
  • Joined: 28 Apr 2006
  • Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)

Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:03 PM

Thank you all for the fine compliments! :D

#13 Jeff Young

Jeff Young

    Aurora

  • *****
  • Posts: 4552
  • Joined: 04 Aug 2005
  • Loc: Ireland

Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:43 PM

Indeed; an extraordinary sketch!

-- Jeff.

#14 rodelaet

rodelaet

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3185
  • Joined: 28 Apr 2006
  • Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)

Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:05 PM

Jeff,

Thank you!!


Here is a sketch of a scene that exists only in my imagination. The observation of Venus was real, the lighthouse too, but the two together are not. That's why I consider it astro art.

Venus and the lighthouse.

Clear skies,






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics