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Eta Cassiopeiae - First Sketch ever

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#1 FrenchStar

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:57 AM

Hello,

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)

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:06 AM

Frenchstar
Welcome on CN Sketching Forum! This is a beautiful sketch. You see... no artist skills are needed (but I guess it helps ;)). Try to make a color version.
I hope to see much more!

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:14 AM

to make a color version.


Here is what I saw... Thanks for the comment :) (As you can see, colors are quite faint...but they are there ;) )

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:27 AM

That's a fast production! The color adds a bonus to the sketch.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:34 AM

Frenchstar,

This is a nice sketch of a fine double in Cassiopeiae. :bow:
The fainter member is a nice contrasting deep orange color to the pail yellow primary.

Frank :)

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:05 AM


Nice Sketch, :)

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:43 PM

For your fisrst sketch it's pretty nice :waytogo:

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:25 PM

And you're off to a great start! Uh, did we ever mention that sketching at the eyepiece is addictive? ;-)






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