My first color Jupiter sketch
Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:35 PM
It was sketched at the eyepiece, using tablet pc, a pressure sensitive pen with Corel painter, pastel/chalk brushes.
I have been trying for a while to use color in my sketches, this is the first one that looked halfway decent. Using color makes things a bit more complex, and it is hard to accurately record all the details present, before Jupiter has rotated too much. I hope to get a few more trys in this season, and see how things turn out.
Location: Bound Brook, New Jersey USA. Lat 41N 74W
Date: 9/2/2009 12:45 EDT, (4:45 UT)
Condtions: Clear, seeing good
Orentation: North is on bottom, rotation was left to right.
Viewed at 190x and 340x .
Scope: Celestron 9.25
Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:44 PM
Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:41 PM
Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:39 PM
Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:30 PM
Now that is one very nice Jupiter sketch. Like Rich and Jay stated above it looks like a water color drawing. Very nice color selection too.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:26 PM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:45 PM
Neat sketch! You really saw a lot of detail. And you are one of those lucky people who can see colors. It might interest you to know that you're looking down below the cloudtops when you see blue and the GRS actually bulges above the cloudtops.
That equipment you listed sounds interesting--digital magic.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:00 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:33 PM
It is always a fun to observe Jupiter when the seeing starts
to allow the details to show, and I had a really good time making the sketch.
Michael, The computer setup is a nice tool, In the end you donâ€™t have a nice physical drawing, or sketch, but it does have a lot of simulated mediums and brushes, the ability to save things, and undo mistakes as your work, it is great for experimenting and playing around with ideas. And for making templates with interesting backgrounds(Jef)
Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:33 AM
An excellent digital image of Jupiter. You have accurately placed the major bands and features over the planet. The colors that you have recorded are also accurate. Keep practicing with the tablet and Corel Painter. They are a fine pair for producing observations. I look forward to your future observations.