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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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Shannon s
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Sketch light?
      #5599310 - 01/01/13 10:17 AM

Has anyone sketched under any other color light than red? I always seem to have problem with red. When I move from my pad to the EP it takes my eyes so long to refocus. Or am I in denial about getting older and my eyes going?

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JayinUTModerator
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Re: Sketch light? new [Re: Shannon s]
      #5599360 - 01/01/13 10:53 AM

Have you tried an eyepatch over your observing eye? I have found that helps.

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Andrev
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Re: Sketch light? new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5599622 - 01/01/13 01:28 PM

Hi.

As for me solar sketcher, I try most of the time to keep my observing eye at the eyepiece while drawing with the other one. Try to manage that.

Andre.


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Shannon s
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Re: Sketch light? new [Re: Andrev]
      #5599678 - 01/01/13 01:58 PM

That would mess me up. I'm right eye dominate and right handed. Maybe if I stretched.

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mitaccio
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Re: Sketch light? new [Re: Shannon s]
      #5606108 - 01/05/13 08:22 AM

I find that the biggest problem for me with sketching has been the single light source. I was constantly fighting my hand creating a shadow where I was sketching and having to place my hand at an ackward angle to see. So I went out and bought a Goal Zero Luna. I put some red tape over the entire thing and run it off a cheap USB charger I once bought to recharge my phone via usb. The charger acts as a base when I set it down. Having 10 leds would seem too bright, but it isn't. It casts an even glow and almost completely removes the issues with shadows.

Try it, at less that $10 shipped, it's worth a try. It might be that the light source you are using for sketching isn't working right for your eyes.


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Ed D
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Re: Sketch light? new [Re: mitaccio]
      #5606218 - 01/05/13 09:51 AM

Mitaccio, you gave me a great idea for building my sketching light. I also have problems with a single light source. Building it wouldn't cost me anything as I already have LEDs, etc.

Ed D


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Shannon s
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Re: Sketch light? new [Re: Ed D]
      #5606394 - 01/05/13 11:33 AM

Yeah. I work in construction and I found a EXIT light that had been thrown out so I pulled the LED strip out of that wired it up to a dimmer and that is my red led strip light.I heard green Led lights will not hurt your night vision. Haven't tried that one yet.

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