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#1 E-Ray

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 04:27 PM

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I just noticed that CV had a Sketching forum.

 

I decided that I stink when it comes to astrophotography so I started following an astro-sketching site on Facebook. I have fairly decent artistic talent so I decided to try astro-sketching. 

Here is my first attempt to sketch the summer constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius along with the planets Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter. This was as they appeared in Central Texas on August 21, 2020.

I used midnight blue card stock paper, polychromos pencils, and chalk (for the Milky Way.)

 

The only filtering was contrast correction in PowerPoint to compensate for the HP printer color scan difference.

 

Regards, Ed

 

Summer Planets and Sagittarius and Scorpius signed 8x10.jpg


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:51 PM

I like it a lot. Abstract, artsy and accurate.  Fine work!


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:37 PM

super sketch , love the dimension it give to the scene , thanks .


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 07:58 AM

Very impressive, I'd say your talent is way beyond "fairly decent"! Looking forward to seeing more.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 04:03 PM

Very nice Ed :)
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Posted 18 September 2020 - 06:42 AM

Wonderful idea. I really love it and you have inspired me to attempt similar. 


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 06:53 AM

I have no patience for AP and little artistic ability, but I've been sketching the Milky Way, mainly to gain the benefit of looking closer.

 

Your sketch is lovely! 

 

I live in Massachusetts, and it is fun to see how that part of the sky looks from your location. I don't get to see the bottom of the loop of Scorpius' tail.



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Posted 18 September 2020 - 10:48 AM

I have no patience for AP and little artistic ability, but I've been sketching the Milky Way, mainly to gain the benefit of looking closer.

 

Your sketch is lovely! 

 

I live in Massachusetts, and it is fun to see how that part of the sky looks from your location. I don't get to see the bottom of the loop of Scorpius' tail.

Mercury-Atlas,

Thanks! I use standard white chalk scraped against sandpaper to create a white dust. Then I pat it down with a soft cloth to create the MW cloud. And then use a knead-able eraser to remove dust to create the darker dust pattern.

Ed



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Posted 18 September 2020 - 12:13 PM

E-Ray,

 

Very nice.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:36 PM

E-Ray,

 

Enjoyed your wide field view of the summer sky, like I am looking up at the night sky. The texture and dark lanes of the Milky Way appear very realistic.

 

Cindy


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