First of all, let me tell you all that I am a BIG fan of the Sketching Forum. I am always amazed about the level of quality and work that goes into all your drawings. I have absolutely NO talent whatsoever (and before I came here) no interest with sketching.
To be honest, I more impressed with what is done here than in the astrophotography forum. I am fairly new to this hobby but I quickly found out that I am an observer at heart and that I find joy in spending lengthy period of time looking at one object.
Even if I have no drawing skills, I decided that I would apply myself and try and draw something. After reviewing a lot of your drawings I decided that I would go for a double star system… it seemed easy enough…
Therefore, here is my first sketch. I did this last night, under a blasting moon (great lighting for drawing). It was done with a pencil into a 7inch diameter circle on a simple piece of white paper. I scanned the drawing, inverted it in Paint and filled out the stars that were missing dots. I did “smooch” some of the stars (is this a no no???). I did not add any colors.
Please let me know what you think. I am open to all critics and suggestions.
OBJECT: Eta Cassiopeiae (SAO 21732)
INSTRUMENT : Celestron Nexstar 8SE
EYEPIECE: Pentax 10mm (200X)