First Astro Sketch M42
Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:16 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:26 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:01 PM
Tremendous! What program and like Jeremy I am interested in how you did your nebulosity.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:23 PM
A beautiful and accurate observation of the Orion Nebula (M42). You have captured the glow of the core and extensions very nicely. I look forward to your future observations. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:27 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:02 PM
As Jeremy guessed, the nebulosity is a combination of the dodge, clone stamp, smudge and blur tools. I used the smudge tool more than the others though. All set with a fairly low percentage opacity and hardness. The trapezium stars I messed with using Jeremy's double star tutorial as a starting point and then used the dodge tool around the whole area to give try and give it a "glow" effect. So it really is heavily manipulated and nothing like the true sketches that I've seen you guys do (which I like a lot more, but can't pull off yet).
Thanks much for the nice comments.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:17 PM
Keep up the good work.
The computer rendering looks like a chalk drawing. Really pretty.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:27 PM
Star placement is not terribly accurate and proportions are definitely off. ... Then I put it in Photoshop and got a little carried away. ... and now actually represents what I see in my "minds eye" when I think of M42.
This is quite a beautiful sketch!! Great job btw, if you wanted a clinically accurate rendering I suggest taking a photo instead Sketching, IMO, is to not only capture what was seen, but also what was felt and the character of the experience, so a lot more than any photo could do. Your sketch does all this quite excellently and makes me want to visit M42 tonight now.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:50 PM
And thanks again to everybody for the kind words.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:38 PM
Wow! This is a big, beautiful, bright sketch of the Orion nebula. Especially beautiful work on those eyepiece only colors.
Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:18 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:47 AM
I can only agree with all the others... just beautiful!!! And that for a first sketch! Can't wait to see more.
Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:54 PM