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#1 Roel

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:06 AM

I made this sketch yesterday through my 16" truss Dob, and although my sketches of galaxies mostly take only 15-30 minutes to complete, this one kept me busy for an hour!.

The gradual dimming of the soft edges into outer space was relatively easy, but man, that dark lane! I rendered the bean shape with an eraser, but somehow I ,just could not get it right.

But finally, after a lot of tries, it came out pretty nice. Not perfect, but I thought it would be wise to leave it as it was :D.

This is the final sketch (140x):

http://www.roelblog....ack-eye-galaxy/
(click on image in link for a larger version)

#2 PeterDob

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

Very nice sketch, Roel, and very similar to how I see this little gem. Your galaxy seems to have a blueish hue about it. Was that intentional or is it my distorted eyesight? :D It's always a pleasure to see your lovely work!

Heel mooi gedaan! ;)

Peter

#3 kenrenard

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:41 AM

Nice work Roel,
Great detail. I think you should be happy with the final outcome. It has a great 3D effect when looking at the sketch. Nice website as well. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

Roel,

Nice sketch of the Black Eye M-64 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#5 John K

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:06 PM

I think your effort has paid off.Great sketch!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:29 PM

really like your sketch, Roel. well done.

#7 frank5817

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:16 AM

Roel,

Well done. A beautiful springtime treat.

Frank :)

#8 JeanB

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

Certainly a lot of work, but it paid with a wonderful result!

Jean

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:50 PM

Nice.






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