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cpl43uk
sage


Reged: 02/09/08

Loc: Bristol, UK
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5623268 - 01/14/13 07:23 PM

Simply beautiful and a real example of the "art" of sketching vs the harness of a crisp astro-photograph. A real keeper....

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PeterDob
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5623843 - 01/15/13 05:32 AM

Quote:

Peter,

Wonderful sketch! Love the wide field and the overall capture. Nicely, no, most excellent. My son will be spending the next several years in Italy. Just curious where Carù is located?




Caru' is a small Hamlet in the commune of Villa Minozzo, which lies in the mountains of the Parma-Reggio Emilia-Modena region. It's still un U spoilt and authentic part of Italy and that's why we chose to start a new life here (apart from the decent sky of course ) Thanks for the comment and tell your son he's always welcome.

@Chris, Laurent and Jim: also thank you for your kind words!

Peter

Edited by peter-nexstar (01/15/13 05:34 AM)


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geminijk
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Reged: 04/03/08

Loc: TN
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5637069 - 01/22/13 02:43 PM

Love it, beautiful sketch!

John


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: geminijk]
      #5684797 - 02/17/13 09:10 AM

Congratulation Peter, in Jan 2013,... you push sketching to the summit.

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chrisrnuttall
Professor Emeritus


Reged: 12/29/10

Loc: York, England
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5684886 - 02/17/13 10:17 AM

That is beautiful. I love the subtle ghostly appearance, and the hint of red on the wings.
Was it done on a tablet?


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #5684928 - 02/17/13 10:43 AM

Thanks, Chris! Very kind of you!

No, it was all done by hand - white paper and pencil. But afterwards I did a long elaboration process on the pc, trying to make it look as realistically as possible (see my website for more info).

Cheers,

Peter


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chrisrnuttall
Professor Emeritus


Reged: 12/29/10

Loc: York, England
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5684939 - 02/17/13 10:49 AM

now I'm seriously impressed!

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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #5685202 - 02/17/13 01:12 PM

Peter,

You've certainly done justice to this beauiful object. How long did the pencil sketch take to complete?


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5685232 - 02/17/13 01:30 PM

@Michel: also many thanks to you for your kind words... I overlooked your lat message...

@Michael: the pencil drawing took about an hour. The elaboration afterwards... the whole morning.

Peter


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5686034 - 02/17/13 09:47 PM

Peter,

When I saw this sketch in the monthly contest I knew you had a great chance to come out on top and you did - wonderful and well deserved.

Frank


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Aperturefever
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Reged: 12/12/10

Loc: Lake Macquarie, Australia
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: frank5817]
      #5686278 - 02/18/13 12:29 AM

Excellent job, Pete. You're brave getting the subtle colour hues - far braver than me - but you've nailed it. If someone wants to know what it's like to look through an 18" dob at a showpiece nebula, you've shown them exactly. Mission accomplished

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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Aperturefever]
      #5686959 - 02/18/13 12:49 PM

Oh... Again such wonderful compliments... Now I really need a lie-down! Thank you so much, guys!

Peter


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5686977 - 02/18/13 01:33 PM

Wow! is all I can say. I am checking your site now. Great Sketching.

Ken


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geekgroupie
sage


Reged: 01/07/12

Loc: Puebo, CO
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5689802 - 02/19/13 09:52 PM

Will you marry me? hahaha... just kidding... gorgeous , outstanding... .I'm jealous... wish I had that talent.

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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5690070 - 02/20/13 12:58 AM

Hahahaaa! Sorry, already married. But we can always be friends, hehehe...

And please don't say you haven't got the talent. Everyone can draw, it's just a question of practicing. There's nobody who'll tell you your drawings are no good because what you draw represents YOUR impression of what YOU saw. So get that sketchpad out and amaze us!

Ciao!

Peter


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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5702083 - 02/26/13 05:01 PM

Superb sketch.

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Scanning4Comets
Markus
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Reged: 12/26/04

Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5706667 - 03/01/13 06:44 AM

Gorgeous



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ericj
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5727880 - 03/12/13 11:02 AM

Beautiful sketch Peter, you recorded a remarkable amount of detail .

How long did it take you to make the sketch?

Best,

Eric Jamison


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PeterDob
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Sword of Orion new [Re: ericj]
      #5728689 - 03/12/13 05:48 PM

It took me more than an hour to make the sketch plus several hours behind the pc to work it all out. Also many thanks to you, Eric!

Peter


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