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#1 Ed D

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

This morning I was looking at my sketches of Jupiter from when I started sketching last December through the recent one I did. I thought it was neat to compare and contrast my first sketch ®, observed through my 6" f/8, with my most recent one (l), observed through my 72mm refractor. Thanks to all of you who gave me tips, help, etc, here on CN. Not only have I bettered my sketching, but I have also become a better observer and have learned a lot about our planets.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

Ed.

You were more talented a year ago than today, I prefer your first sketch .... Nah, I'm joking. Your latest sketch is very very nice and we can see your progress over time. Coloration surely add more to a sketch.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

Yea, Ed, both are great sketches of the sun. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Norme.

Ahahaha... You are looking too much at my sketches Norme, now Jupiter is a sun for you !!!!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

Ed,

Very nice sketches of Jupiter :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

Norme.

Ahahaha... You are looking too much at my sketches Norme, now Jupiter is a sun for you !!!!

Andre.


And teasing Ed. :)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

Smoother more refined with luminosity that's the difference. One thing you want to do is create a cropped area around it in photo editing, medicine dropper the black border then magic wand the white around the black drawn around the planet and create a thick black border crop all around.

You do nice stuff Ed.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

Cool comparison, Ed!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Ed.

You were more talented a year ago than today, I prefer your first sketch .... Nah, I'm joking. Your latest sketch is very very nice and we can see your progress over time. Coloration surely add more to a sketch.

Andre.


I almost spit out my drink on this one. :roflmao:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

What I love the most about sketching is that it makes one a better observer in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, there are many great observers out there who don't sketch. But sketching seems to make the object more personal.

Wonderful sketches!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

Hi Ed,

Both sketches are great, but I think Pete's comment on luminosity says it all. Your second sketch seems to "glow".

:grin:

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