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#1 quasarTom

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 12:10 AM

I thought I'd share a sketch of mine I did a few nights ago from my backyard :-)

 

It's not amazing and most of my sketches aren't at this point in time, I am working on it. It is school holidays for me down in Australia so I get plenty of time to learn and develop my sketching and observing skills.

 

This was edited in image editing software and shows a fair amount of nebulosity just for fun. My tools I have at the moment are quite basic despite art being something I very much enjoy. 

 

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Well thanks for taking a look! I've only been observing for around a year now with my 10" scope, It's very loved! I'd share my other sketch of NGC 488 but I may work on a refined version cause it's pretty sloppy. Way worse than this one.

 

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#2 John Gauvreau

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 12:14 AM

Lovely!  Thanks for sharing with us, Tom.  


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 04:33 AM

Very nice sketch, Tom!

 

Thank you for sharing.

 


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 07:22 AM

I like this a lot Tom.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 09:09 AM

Very nice sketch Tom  - I wouldn't worry one little bit about the amount of exaggeration you incorporate into your sketches. What's important (at least to me) is the ability to convey the impressions and/or feelings you have when sketching...no matter if its done at the eyepiece, after the viewing session indoors or at the computer in photoshop or other program.

 

Your sketch above does that very, very well!

 

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 11:37 AM

Tom

 

Very good sketch of M-45 (drastically exaggerated) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:33 PM

Tom,

 

Very nice and welcome to  the CN sketching forum.

 

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#8 quasarTom

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 05:01 PM

Thank you everyone :) I'll keep this in mind. 



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Posted 02 December 2020 - 03:39 AM

Oh, I like it very much  - great colours smile.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 11:45 AM

Quite lovely!

Clear skies,

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