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BillP
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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3637228 - 02/20/10 08:03 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

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Bill
If you have the time it will be nice if all the Mars sketches will have the same orientation (south up?).




Ugh....sorry, that would be way too much work as would have to do rotations, and flips in horizontal and vertical planes depending on the scope they used. Will be glad to send anyone the master Photoshop file for them to further enhance. Been working all day on this

IDP - Welcome aboard!!! Nice sketch too

All - Here are three version of the final product which has one entry from each person that had a sketch on the forum between Jan 10 thru to Feb 15. If anyone wants their real name instead of the CN name let me know and will adjust. Enjoy btw, the images are in order left to right by observation day...so 1st one is the Jan 10 sketch and bottom right one is the 15 Feb sketch.

Edited by BillP (02/20/10 10:44 PM)


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: BillP]
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#2

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: BillP]
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#3

Edited by BillP (02/20/10 10:45 PM)


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: BillP]
      #3637247 - 02/20/10 08:13 PM

Bill, that is awesome

I like #1 best.


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: mathteacher]
      #3637295 - 02/20/10 08:34 PM

What a very cool mosaic of Mars sketches! Nice work, Bill!

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: joelimite]
      #3637327 - 02/20/10 08:57 PM

Thanks! That is really an interesting thing to do. Very helpful.

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: phxbird]
      #3637341 - 02/20/10 09:09 PM

If you stand back and look at Sixela's sketch, it looks like a face!!!!

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: idp]
      #3637463 - 02/20/10 10:34 PM

Ivano,

Wow...a 10" Clark!! I view thru a 12" from time to time at the US Naval Observatory. They are great instruments. Post a pic if you can of your scope please.

As far as tips, I'm just a novice as well at this type of sketching. However, if you are adept at computers then would recommend getting Photoshop software as you can use the pic you snapped of the real sketch, then add layers to it to add colors as overlays. The advantage with this is that each layer is independent so if you mess up, does not harm the original picture. So can do lots of experimenting.


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: BillP]
      #3637650 - 02/21/10 12:32 AM

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If you stand back and look at Sixela's sketch, it looks like a face!!!!



Yes, it does... the elephant man's


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: markseibold]
      #3637669 - 02/21/10 12:43 AM

Ivano,

Welcome, nice of you to arrive with a fine Mars sketch.

Frank


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: frank5817]
      #3637672 - 02/21/10 12:50 AM

Bill,

This is wonderful what you have done here. Thank you for all your hard work on this, it really looks nice and I know everyone here really appreciates your time and effort on this beautiful composite.

Frank

Edited by frank5817 (02/21/10 12:18 PM)


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: frank5817]
      #3638375 - 02/21/10 12:16 PM

Very cool sketch Ivano, and Bill great idea and thanks for all of the hard work you put into this.

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3638413 - 02/21/10 12:37 PM

This should be entered for sketch image of the month with credit to Bill and to those who contributed. It is a tremendous capture of the red planet. If not the sketch image of the month, if everyone agreed how about the Astronomy Sketch of the Day?

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3638624 - 02/21/10 02:42 PM

Hallo Bill,

what a wonderful Project "February Faces of Mars",a great idea. I like #1 best ,I never saw so many sketches of Mars on one pictures.Thank you very much for this work you did for all of us.

I agree with the very good idea of Jay.

CS

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: rerun]
      #3638634 - 02/21/10 02:48 PM

Thanks! I just submitted it as "our" entry in the sketching Feb contest.

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: markseibold]
      #3640719 - 02/22/10 02:37 PM

Ivano
That's a very nice sketch of Mars. You see more detail in your 10" than I in my 12". I like the sketch like it is, in B&W. You're not obliged do to Mars in color! There's only one thing: I would leave the 4 "-" out of the drawing.

I can't give you much advice about the colors. I have very difficult with it and I'm still experimenting. Most people here on CN put the time and Central Meridian of the planet with a Mars sketch.


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: BillP]
      #3640956 - 02/22/10 04:13 PM

Quote:

Ivano,

Wow...a 10" Clark!! I view thru a 12" from time to time at the US Naval Observatory. They are great instruments. Post a pic if you can of your scope please.




Well, it's not my scope at all. It belongs to Yale University, but was restoredy by the New Haven Astronomical Society. I can have access to it thanks to those great guys. However, here's a picture of the old man.





As far as tips, I'm just a novice as well at this type of sketching. However, if you are adept at computers then would recommend getting Photoshop software as you can use the pic you snapped of the real sketch, then add layers to it to add colors as overlays. The advantage with this is that each layer is independent so if you mess up, does not harm the original picture. So can do lots of experimenting.




I use Gimp which has layers as well I think. Do you mean that I should color the sketch on the pc instead that on paper?

Ivano


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: idp]
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Sorry, I forgot the attachment.

Ivano


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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: idp]
      #3640971 - 02/22/10 04:19 PM

Here's me at the eyepiece

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Re: February Faces of Mars new [Re: idp]
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forgot again...

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