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S1mas
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Reged: 12/08/09

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Cr 69 sketch
      #3591451 - 01/29/10 12:51 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

Hi all,
My very first post with sketch here.
This one was made in native Lihuanian language.

Big thanks to Jeremy Perez for great tips about digitazing technics.
Further comments would be appreciated

Edited by S1mas (01/29/10 12:54 PM)


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Jeremy Perez
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Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: S1mas]
      #3591507 - 01/29/10 01:16 PM

Great sketch, Simas! The stars are nicely sized and the color done with subtlety. It looks like you photographed the sketch, since it has a dark-to-light gradient across it. When photographing, try to take your shot under lighting that is as even as possible, such as in a shaded area that is still exposed to the sky. I was able to use Photoshop to adjust the gradient in your image so it's more even (the sketch looks really good). Let me know if it's ok with you, and I'll post it here.

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S1mas
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Reged: 12/08/09

Loc: Lithuania
Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #3591533 - 01/29/10 01:25 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Thanks Jeremy and yes Im using my DSLR for this ( in process of choosing/buying scanner- maybe some suggestions here? ). Ofcourse i would like to see what can be done with it, so feel free to post those corrections.

Here is another my sketch - Sigma Orionis:

Edited by S1mas (01/29/10 01:29 PM)


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Jeremy Perez
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Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: S1mas]
      #3591568 - 01/29/10 01:40 PM Attachment (34 downloads)

I'm partial to Epson brand scanners (I picked my Epson Expression 1680 for $5 at the university surplus store)...but most dedicated scanners should work nicely for scanning sketches. I haven't had good experiences with multifunction (fax/copy/scan) equipment--the ones I've used haven't done well on subtle shades.

Beautiful work on Sigma ORI. Here is an attachment of your Cr 69 sketch with values evened out. I look forward to seeing your upcoming sketches.


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JayinUTModerator
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Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: Jeremy Perez]
      #3591659 - 01/29/10 02:20 PM

I agree with Jeremy's post about not getting a fax/copy/scanner. That is what I have and it is a struggle to get a good scan out of a sketch. I intend to just pick up a dedicated scanner for scanning sketches.

BTW, I think your stars, star placements are terrific. Great job.


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CarlosEH
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Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3591903 - 01/29/10 04:01 PM

S1mas,

Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketching Forum. Excellent observations of Cr 69 and Sigma Orionis. You have captured both objects very nicely. I look forward to your future observations. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos


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S1mas
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Loc: Lithuania
Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3592273 - 01/29/10 07:43 PM

Yes, gradient tool works great and not so hard to use. Thanks Jeremy.

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Jef De Wit
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Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: S1mas]
      #3592853 - 01/30/10 07:14 AM

Impressive first post! I guess this sketch is not your first one?

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S1mas
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Reged: 12/08/09

Loc: Lithuania
Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3592856 - 01/30/10 07:19 AM

Yes Jef, I have maded like 10-15 simple drawings so far. Learning quick from you guys, thanks to all here

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frank5817
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Re: Cr 69 sketch new [Re: S1mas]
      #3594001 - 01/30/10 05:43 PM

S1mas,

Very nice work on Cr 69 and Sigma Orionis. It will be nice to see more of your work.

Frank


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