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CarlosEH
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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn new [Re: andyenglish]
      #1431876 - 02/18/07 03:26 PM

Andy,

A very interesting and unique way to render the ringed planet. Orientation and proportions are the bread and butter of any rendering. The process of attaining these may be attained from different paths as you have shown. Thank you for sharing your method with us all.

Carlos

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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn new [Re: andyenglish]
      #1432573 - 02/18/07 09:26 PM

Carlos,
Wow! Fabulous sketch of Saturn. Your drawing skills are most remarkable.

Andy, Very cool and well worked out method for a Saturn sketch. The finished product is a testament to your method and drawing skills. Nice work.
Frank

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andyenglish
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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn new [Re: andyenglish]
      #1434315 - 02/19/07 06:39 PM Attachment (56 downloads)

Okay, so here's steps 3 and 4 of the process...
Step 3: reobservations and refining over the next few days...
Step 4: darkening the sky. (I use an "F" pencil for fine lines and a "6B" for the really large black spaces.... as usual, I use long lines to produce a unified "darkening".
Step 5: more fixitive... (Step 6 coming soon... last step...)
-Andy

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When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you have set in place—what are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us? -Psalm 8:3-4 (NLT)
http://nm-spaceman.tripod.com/floating_pencils

100mm EQ f/6 achromat refractor, 7×20 7.1° binoculars.


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andyenglish
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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn new [Re: andyenglish]
      #1434325 - 02/19/07 06:44 PM

I am thinking about experimenting with ink-pens for a 'blacker' black. I hate to use this sketch as a lab-rat, however, cause I'm really pleased with how it's turning out....
Any ideas about applying ink on top of a layer of graphite on top of a layer of acrylic fixitive?
-Andy

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When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you have set in place—what are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us? -Psalm 8:3-4 (NLT)
http://nm-spaceman.tripod.com/floating_pencils

100mm EQ f/6 achromat refractor, 7×20 7.1° binoculars.


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andyenglish
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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn new [Re: andyenglish]
      #1435547 - 02/20/07 09:33 AM Attachment (54 downloads)

Step 6: Finished darkening the sky. Enhanced contrast and lighting on the PC.
Here's the finished sketch:
Saturn February 16 - 17, 2007
from Albuquerque, NM (36 x -106, UT-7)
100mm f/6 achromat refractor
Plossl eyepieces: 6.4mm, 10mm, 25mm (with and without 2x APO barlow; with and without minus-V filter for contrast).

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When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you have set in place—what are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us? -Psalm 8:3-4 (NLT)
http://nm-spaceman.tripod.com/floating_pencils

100mm EQ f/6 achromat refractor, 7×20 7.1° binoculars.


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Jaycin
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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn new [Re: andyenglish]
      #1441351 - 02/22/07 07:40 PM

Carlos,

A masterful, and detailed rendering of Saturn. Thank you for sharing this remarkable observation!


Andy,

You did an excellent job with your sketch and tutorial! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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Erix
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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn new [Re: Jaycin]
      #1454496 - 03/01/07 09:17 AM

Wonderful tutorials to all of you. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your techniques. I was hopeful I could join in this month, but time and weather were definitely against met. Maybe next month.

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Dee
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Re: Feb Monthly Target - Saturn *DELETED* new [Re: andyenglish]
      #1467855 - 03/07/07 11:51 AM

WoW , just got a look at these today,Jaycin, Carlos,Andy
outstanding sketches of Saturn.Thanks for the lessons

Dee


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