Collection of Sketching Forum's 'How To' Threads
Posted 06 April 2006 - 10:48 AM
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.
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:
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Solar sketches by Erika Rix
Gallery of Sketching Contest Finalists
Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:03 PM
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
Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:33 PM
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
Posted 23 October 2009 - 09:02 PM
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