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Jeff Young
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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: Carol L]
      #2676484 - 10/02/08 03:16 PM Attachment (159 downloads)

While I was alive in 1964 (well, for part of it, anyway), my first sketch isn't nearly that old. But, here it is:

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: Aaron]
      #2676618 - 10/02/08 04:15 PM

Aaron,

Thank you for sharing those sketches!

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: Carol L]
      #2676625 - 10/02/08 04:18 PM

Hello Carol!

That's so nice to see you again.

Thank you for your support and sketches.

I'm impressed with the comparison of the two craters.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: Jeff Young]
      #2676636 - 10/02/08 04:25 PM

Jeff,

How nice! You managed to put some very fine details to paper in that first sketch.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: rodelaet]
      #2678187 - 10/03/08 01:44 PM Attachment (154 downloads)

I only wish I could post my first sketches. Unfortunately, the notebooks containing these (and a great deal else, sad to say) are long gone, misplaced when I relocated with my family to Arizona more than 30 years ago.

What I can offer as "firsts" however are the first two sketched made using the Three-legged Newt. These are the first attempts at such records since returning to visual observing after a a hiatus that began soon after the above mentioned relocation.

This one is M29 in Cygnus. I was using a 25mm Sirius Plossl. (40x with a true field of view of 1.3 degrees.) Can you tell I was using a #2 pencil?

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Erix
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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: desertstars]
      #2678193 - 10/03/08 01:46 PM

That's a great sketch, Tom. I instantly knew what it was!

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: Erix]
      #2678195 - 10/03/08 01:48 PM

Quote:

That's a great sketch, Tom. I instantly knew what it was!




There's more info in the post, now. I was editing as you responded.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: desertstars]
      #2678198 - 10/03/08 01:49 PM Attachment (140 downloads)

The other one is M92 in Hercules.

Same eyepiece, same pencil, etc.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: desertstars]
      #2678205 - 10/03/08 01:55 PM

Tom posted a sketch???!!!

...in other news, a cold front is moving through Hades...

Seriously, it is a very good sketch, and as Erika mentioned, instantly recognizable.

Encore!

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: cildarith]
      #2678211 - 10/03/08 01:59 PM

Quote:

Tom posted a sketch???!!!

...in other news, a cold front is moving through Hades...

Seriously, it is a very good sketch, and as Erika mentioned, instantly recognizable.

Encore!






It's especially ironic when you consider that I was one of the original moderators of the Sketching forum.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: desertstars]
      #2678517 - 10/03/08 04:28 PM

Tom,

Two sketches!! That's just great.

Makes me wonder, why on earth, haven't I seen more sketches from your hand, Tom????

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: rodelaet]
      #2678539 - 10/03/08 04:39 PM

Well, it obviously has nothing to do with shyness, or I'd have posted somnething more recent. (I drew those on 20 August, 2004 - and I've had just a bit of practice since then.) All that held me back was the lack of a functional scanner. That's been fixed, and all my sketches to date have been scanned. Over time, you will see more.

These two will do for the moment, being on topic for the thread.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: desertstars]
      #2678989 - 10/03/08 10:07 PM

I was not embarrased until I saw some of the very nice sketches posted here.

Frank

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: frank5817]
      #2682725 - 10/06/08 02:37 AM Attachment (153 downloads)

Tom (W), what a pleasure it is to see your sketches for the first time--and your first sketches at that! Rony, thanks for posting the topic. It's great to see those first sketches Rony, Frank, Tom (perfessor), Wade, Kris, Stephan, Aaron, Carol, and Jeff. One of these days, I may find the old journal I used to make some binocular drawings of Jupiter's moons from 1985-ish.

A few nights after getting my first scope, I started journaling my observations. The first sheet has all sorts of chicken scratch on it, and I can't tell which were diagrams to help me find something, and which were actual sketches of what I saw. Except for these drawings of Neptune and Uranus. They were within an hour or two of being the first.

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Erix
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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #2683028 - 10/06/08 09:17 AM Attachment (139 downloads)

Found mind! Talk about a trip down memory lane.

(edit, that should read found "mine". Although you'll all be happy that I seem to remember where I put my mind, so I'll grab it here shortly.)

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: rodelaet]
      #2686692 - 10/08/08 06:53 AM Attachment (125 downloads)

Hello again! Some months have passed by since my latest post here. But now new observing season has began also in Finland, and I would be happy to contribute one of my first sketches here (Not actually the very first one, but one of the earliest anyway).

Sketch information:
Object: Messier 42
Date: 5/6.9.1999
Instrument: Newton 4''

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #2689436 - 10/09/08 03:45 PM

Jeremy,

Thank you for sharing these sketches.

It reminds me of my own notes that I used to make.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! [Re: Erix]
      #2689456 - 10/09/08 03:51 PM

Erika,

Thank you for looking up that early sketch.

That Saturn sketch does look very good. I couldn't have drawn those rings any better.

It shows that you were a carefull observer from the beginning.

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! [Re: Aldebaran]
      #2689574 - 10/09/08 04:51 PM

Juha,

Thank you for sharing one of your first sketches!

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Re: Post your very first sketch over here! [Re: rodelaet]
      #2690243 - 10/09/08 11:18 PM

I think we ALL need to thank Rony for coming up with this great idea for a thread!



This is a great thread that us sketchers can really appreciate. Not only do we get to share and see first hand how our own sketches/sketching techniques have changed or improved, it is also a great way for those just beginning to sketch to possibly feel less intimidated about posting their first attempts.

Well done Rony!


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