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#1 Jeremy Perez

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

I just finished uploading my first video attempt at a basic intro to astronomical sketching. It contains a demonstration of M81/82 being sketched, showing use of blending stump and kneaded eraser. I always thought those two tools were difficult to describe with words and still photos...so maybe video will do a little better job at that.

YouTube: Introduction to Astronomical Sketching
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#2 Rutilus

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

Jeremy - Excellent video, thank you for taking the time to put this together.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:28 AM

Jeremy, your talent and attention to detail are extraordinary.

#4 Jef De Wit

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

You're right: much better than words and photos!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

Great video and tutorial Jeremy! You gave me a good idea as well. I use circles in a diameter of 7.5cm, which is probably too small in the dark with my red light. I think 12cm will be better as it is larger and easier to see.

Excellent art work as well!

Thanks for the great tutorial! Looking forward to seeing more! PS: I loved that Space Shuttle launch! Must have been incredible to see that live.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

WOW!!! Thanks for the great video. I got a lot out of it.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

Excellent! Thank you for this New Year's gift, Jeremy. The stump technique for creating the faint structures is simple yet brilliant.

#8 Shannon s

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Great job Jeremy. :waytogo:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

Outstanding job Jeremy!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Nicely done Jeremy! :cool:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

Great job ! Thanks to share this.
I enjoy looking at your vidéo while cloudy nights exists

#12 drbyyz

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Awesome video, thanks for making and sharing!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

Well done, indeed!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:29 AM

Excellent Jeremy. For every one, this is also on Jeremy's web site "The Belt of Venus" Lots of other great stuff there.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

I will keep link to the video - thank you, Jeremy!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

Jeremy.

Wow, so well done and informative. Now I can visualize how DSO sketches are done. Thank you so much for your effort in this video.

Well, honestly I prefer solar sketching, much easier to do and require less equipment. I really don't know if one day I'll go for DSO sketching ? But its fun to see how to proceed.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

Jeremy,

Wonderful! This is the best way so far to show folks that are not sitting in a room with you how to sketch astronomical targets. Beautifully done.

Frank :)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

Lots of other great stuff there.
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Like a sketch of the ISS? :jawdrop: Now, that's sketching! :lol:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Great Video Jeremy,
I came across your belt of venus site a few months ago. Great sketches. I finally decided a few weeks ago to get some supplies a blending stump, pencils, skecthbook and eraser and try to sketch. Using a CD for the eyepiece circle. I've completed about 10 sketches. They are not of your skill level but it has helped my observing. This video will help alot I was always putting the pencil down on the paper and blending in place which made it way too dark. This was some great advice.

Clear Skies and keep sketching. Looking forward to see more of your work.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Excellent sketching tutorial, thank you! Now to figure out a way to comfortably sketch in -30°C weather.

#21 Jeremy Perez

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:10 AM

Thanks everyone for all the encouragement! I have a few more I want to record and edit as I get the chance.

Markus, you're right, the larger circle seems to help getting a better handle on things under faint light. Although I'll still hit the smaller end of the range for simpler objects or sparse star fields. (That shuttle launch was definitely awesome—we felt really fortunate to have been there to see it.)

Norme, I was thinking about how I'd shoot an ISS sketching session...maybe bungie the camcorder to the scope tube and get a gut wrenching view of all the nudging and bobbing around :)

Kenrenard, best wishes with the sketches—I'm sure they're getting better and better. I hope the video turns out to be helpful.

Mike, I think -30°C would wear my enthusiasm thin pretty fast—sketching or not :) You've got my respect for braving that!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Jeremy, I was out to polar align, frame an object, attach camera and get it started. Inside while the images were taken. Out to setup for dark frames back in to warm up. I didn't spend much time at the eyepiece. I just crave a night I can get out and spend a couple hours sketching again. Thanks again for the video.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:35 PM

Awesome video Jeremy!! Learned a few new things with that video.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

Hi Jeremy,

You`ve done a great job. It is very helpfull to do the first steps. I`ve learned faster and this method is more efficent than reading your excellent book: astronomical scetching. I hope other sketching videos from your side will follow with themes: nebula, moon, planets...

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Best regards

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Jeremy,

Thank you for the fine Video :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom






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