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Grizz
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Tips Tricks and Tutorials
      #363540 - 03/04/05 11:01 AM

You can post suggestioins, tutorials or links to helpful sites that will help folks that may want to learn the "Art" of sketching.

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Ron B[ee]
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Grizz]
      #363566 - 03/04/05 11:26 AM

Eric Jaimison's tutorial is worth looking at, most indubitably .

Ron B[ee]

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Edited by Ron B[ee] (03/04/05 11:26 AM)


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chascar
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Ron B[ee]]
      #363638 - 03/04/05 12:28 PM

I looked at the site and that planet drawing was awsome As I said before I now relise I walk with sen sei in this forum and hope to learn alot my humble contributions aside

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Erix
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: chascar]
      #363894 - 03/04/05 04:16 PM

Craig, here is a link to the sketching thread in the Lunie Bin. Please feel free to move it to a better place if you need to. But it was so valuable, I thought it would be good to have a link available.

Sketching: Tools and Techniques

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Erika
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BillFerris
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Grizz]
      #363987 - 03/04/05 05:43 PM

One of many ways to skin the cat: Sketching

Regards,

Bill in Flagstaff

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cildarithModerator
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: BillFerris]
      #365850 - 03/06/05 06:18 PM

Here is an attempt to describe my DSO sketching technique. I hope it is helpful!

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Carol L



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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: cildarith]
      #374554 - 03/14/05 09:36 PM

Here's a little tip I learned by accident.

We all know that sketching pencils are made to smudge and blend, and we have to be careful when brushing away little pieces of eraser so we don't accidentally smudge the pencil. I'm not sure how many others do this, but I use either a fan-shaped or pointed art brush to flick away the eraser pieces [but that's not the tip].

In removing a tiny speck of eraser the other night, I used the pointed brush and found it to be quite a gentle blender. Much softer of an effect than a blending stump, and it erases better because it's not ground into the paper's pores.

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Jeremy Perez
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Carol L]
      #425625 - 05/02/05 04:43 AM

Hey, so I guess I've been out of the loop for a while eh. --Curse these viruses!-- :: shakes fist ::

Anyway, I haven't been totally unproductive. For whatever it's worth, I finally finished a sketching tutorial that goes over the steps I tend to use for DSOs: Linkage

For you dialup users, it's divided into 3 pages, with about 200K worth of images per page :-O I hope that isn't too painful.

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DenisY
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #425659 - 05/02/05 07:12 AM

Wow Jeremy very good work! We finally know the secret behind your talent!

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Erix
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: DenisY]
      #425680 - 05/02/05 08:02 AM

Thank you, Jeremy! That was a great tutorial.

I've been wondering what happened to you. It's good to have you back.

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cildarithModerator
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Erix]
      #425783 - 05/02/05 10:45 AM

Nicely done, Jeremy! Welcome back to the land of the living, BTW.

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desertstars



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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: cildarith]
      #425844 - 05/02/05 11:38 AM

Something this useful is worth the wait on dial-up, Jeremy! I've no doubt your fellow sketchers here will be refering newbies to this forum to your website many times.

By the way, I was just about to add your name to the "Whatever Happened To..." thread in OT. Glad to see you're still in business. And I do hope you're talking about computer viruses...

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Jeremy Perez
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: desertstars]
      #426027 - 05/02/05 02:33 PM

Thanks for the comments you guys. I had weeks of this cold-then-flu-then-bronchitis thing that wouldn't end. I haven't been out under the stars for going on 2 months--and the clouds won't let up now. Serious bumming that has led to speechless lurking. I'm adding links to other astro-sketching tutorials on the last page of mine. In fact, I think I've got a couple links to some other good tutorials out there that I could add here. I need to look them up.

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Sol Robbins
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #426056 - 05/02/05 03:09 PM

Hi Jeremy,

Well done.

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Faith_J
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #432956 - 05/08/05 04:03 PM

Quote:

Hey, so I guess I've been out of the loop for a while eh. --Curse these viruses!-- :: shakes fist ::

Anyway, I haven't been totally unproductive. For whatever it's worth, I finally finished a sketching tutorial that goes over the steps I tend to use for DSOs: Linkage

For you dialup users, it's divided into 3 pages, with about 200K worth of images per page :-O I hope that isn't too painful.




Hi Jeremy - superb site and the tutorials are brilliant.

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Carol L



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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Faith_J]
      #434352 - 05/09/05 06:45 PM

Glad to hear you're feeling better, Jeremy. Your step-by-step is extremely helpful, especially the way you explained how to determine the initial star placement. That's where I always mess up big-time.

Sorry about my delayed reply [no, it didn't take a week for the download ]. This thread somehow slipped under the radar on May 2nd and didn't re-surface as 'unread' till Faith replied yesterday. Thanks Faith!

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Faith_J
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Carol L]
      #434873 - 05/10/05 06:06 AM

No problem Carol.

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MichaelH
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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: Grizz]
      #635054 - 10/09/05 12:18 PM

On my site I have a short introduction of how I did my sketches. It's located at Astronomical Sketches

Michael

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desertstars



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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: MichaelH]
      #636461 - 10/10/05 01:06 PM

Michael, thanks for adding this, and welcome to Cloudy Nights.

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Carol L



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Re: Tips Tricks and Tutorials new [Re: desertstars]
      #636538 - 10/10/05 01:55 PM

Welcome to CN Michael, your sketches are wonderful!!

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