3 Sketches from the Oregon Star Party
Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:12 PM
Help me decide which to enter in the August contest:
B145 or the Milky Way
Barnard 145 - Dark Nebula in Cyg
Naked Eye Milky Way
Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:02 PM
Truly wonderful! Your capture of the details in these objects are fantastic. Very hard to choose but I love your Naked Eye Milky Way as you have captured the dark and light areas majestically.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:17 PM
Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:24 PM
Outstanding observations of Barnard 145, The Pelican nebula (IC 5070), and a naked eye sketch of the Milky Way. They have been executed very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:35 AM
They are all very nice sketches but the naked eye Milky Way sketch really jumps out at me.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:17 PM
Three great sketches but for the contest I choose the Milky Way.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:46 PM
All of your three sketches are beautifully done.
I especially like your Naked Eye Milky Way as I have an affinity for the big picture. You have shown great execution of the smearing/blending of the chalk. This is a great example by you to show how to render nebulosity; what makes pastel chalks so fun to use.
I attended, I think seven Oregon Star Parties in the past. 1992 ~ 2002 and sorry to have missed this one. I had only begun to sketch the sun at that time in 2002; actually an early whole sun and close-up prominence sketch in colored pencils that I have temporarily lost (never posted here *yet.)
Keep up the good work!
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:06 PM
It was so fun to draw, though I couldn't help feeling guilty that I was squandering super-dark-sky-time as my telescope sat idle next to me. I keep reminding myself that looking up is just as valuable a use of my time as looking through the eyepiece.
Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:39 AM
All excellent sketches, your Milky way being my favorite as well. Superb!
Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:34 AM
Naked Eye Milky Way
That is indeed a beauty! However, now that you've entered the sketch to the August 09 Imaging/Sketching Contest would it be possible to see the sketch in bigger resolution and without the annoying *.jpg data packing
800 x 600 in *.gif would probably do the trick and do the sketch more justice!
Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:12 PM
Very rich rendering of the Milky Way--I can see why it took so much time. The major constellation included in the view are instantly recognizable. Nice work!
Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:02 AM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:18 AM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:20 AM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 02:20 PM
That is one outstanding observation of the Milky Way. Thank you once again for sharing them with us all.