Jupiter and the Moon from the last few days.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:48 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:29 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:33 PM
Excellent observations of Copernicus, Jupiter, and Theophilus/Cyrillus/Catharina. You have captured all of these objects very nicely in your Takahashi Sky 90 refractor. I was also observing the Moon and Jupiter on the same date and time (I have posted my observation of Copernicus on the forum). Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:49 AM
Very nice field sketches. I admire your great control of black graphite on white paper as I have never worked in this mode. As Jeremy states the black graphite/charcoal can be touchy; and you asked about how to keep light areas light; you might consider trying white pastels or white Conte Crayon on black pastel paper. It is an entirely different experience but I find it working in the positive proper mode of applying white on black as we see the white light against black space. I also add some ranges of grey pastel chalks between the black and white. Everyone will develop their own personal approach.
You have achieved some great and realistic detail in your lunar sketches. Also many subtleties in Jupiter's cloud belts.
You have me wanting to try graphite or charcoal now on white paper.
Thanks for posting your fine work,
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:29 AM
All excellent sketches. You can't go wrong with the advice you received above. One more suggestion, if I may, when you draw a circle to begin your Jupiter sketches, press very lightly with the pencil. I'm an expert on pressing to hard, I do it too.
Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:11 PM
Here's another moon sketch from last night. I'm happier with the highlights overall I think, I ended up cutting a small bit of eraser and trimming it down to a point to use as well as the eraser shield (who's shapes can be a bit arbitrary)