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Posted 06 April 2006 - 10:48 AM

Sketching Forum Archive


Tools and Techniques:

The following are links to threads within the Sketching Forum that contain information regarding sketching tools and techniques as they apply specifically to astronomical observations. These tutorials represent a great deal of work by their creators, and are representative of the admirable generosity that characterizes the Cloud Nights forum.

If you have an interest in sketching what you see at the eyepiece, check these threads first. Many common questions and problems are dealt with in considerable detail by these tutorials. Give these techniques a try, and then come share the results. :grin:

Is Your Image Too Big? (Archived)
Guidelines for determining, before you post, whether or not your image exceeds the CN posting rules.

Astronomy Sketch of the Day (Archived)

How well does a sketch represent an eyepiece view? by Jeremy Perez

Binocular mounts/mirrors for sketching

Books for Sketching (Archived)

Copyright, Your Sketches, And Historic Sketches (Archived) by Jeremy Perez

Deep Space Objects Sketching Tutorials and Tips (Archived)

Digital Tips, Tutorials, and creating Templates This appears to be unavailable...

Illuminating your sketch pad (Archived)

Lunar Sketching Tutorials (Archived)

Monthly Targets/Tutorials and Tips (Archived)

Observing log template by Southerner

Planet Sketching Tutorials and Tips This also appears to be unavailable...

Planet Templates (Archived)

Solar Sketching Tutorials and Tips (Archived)

Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials (Archived) by various contributors


Additional topics of interest and sketching resources:

Post your very first sketch over here!

Solar sketches by Erika Rix

Gallery of Sketching Contest Finalists
 

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

Astronomical Sketching (Archived)
 

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Diffuse Nebula Tutorials and Tips (Archived) by various members as a target thread

Double Cluster – NGC 869 and NGC 884 (Archived) by various members as a target thread

Close Double Stars Sketching Tips (Archived) by Jeremy Perez

Double Star Sketching and Digitizing Tutorial (Archived) by Jeremy Perez

Beginners GIMP Sketching Tutorial by Chris Kennedy - Unavailable

Galaxies by Bill Ferris

Globular Cluster Sketching Tutorial (Archived) by Eric Graff

M-27 Step-by-Step Sketching Tutorial (Archived) by Eric Graff

M31 (Archived) by various members as a target thread

Nebulae by Bill Ferris

NGC 7789 (Archived) by various members as a target thread

Open clusters Sketching and Digitizing Tutorial (Archived) by Wade VC

Star Clusters by Bill Ferris

NGC 1664 Step-by-Step by Jake Saloranta
 

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:33 PM

Charcoal Sketching Tutorial (Archived) by Erika Rix

Equator – How to draw an oriented equator K Fisher – Link Broken

Full Phase Moon (Archived) – one of the monthly target tutorials, various members

Graphite on white paper: Step-By-Step Lunar Sketching (Archived) by Carol Lakomiak.

White on Black Paper Lunar Sketching Technique (Archived) by Rich Handy. Linked to Lunar Observing Forum.

Digital Lunar Sketching Tutorial by Carlos E. Hernandez
 

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January 2007: Full Phase Moon (Archived)

February 2007: Saturn (Archived)

March 2007: Diffuse Nebulae (Archived)

August 2007: Jupiter (Archived)

September 2007: Double Cluster – NGC 869 and NGC 884 (Archived)

October 2007: M31 the Great Andromeda Galaxy (Archived)

November 2007: NGC 7789 (Archived)

December 2007: Mars Observations 2007-2008 (Archived)

January 2008: M41 Open Cluster (Archived)

March 2008: M67 Open Cluster

May 2008: The Sun

June 2008: M92 Globular Cluster

October 2008: NGC 253 Galaxy
 

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 09:14 PM

Jupiter Sketching Tutorial by Jay Scheuerle

An Introduction to Planetary Drawing by Eric Jamison

Saturn Drawing Templates by EverlastingSky
 

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 09:23 PM

Jupiter Template April 2006 (Archived) by Sol Robbins

Saturn Template November 2007 (Archived) by Sol Robbins

Saturn Template 2007 (Archived) by EverlastingSky

Planets - How to prepare a blank for planetary sketches by K. Fisher – link broken
 

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 09:29 PM

Basic Animation Tutorial (Archived) by Erika Rix

H-alpha full disk with digital processing by Myles – could not be accessed

Solar Sketching Tutorials by various CN members
 






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