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#1 bphaneuf

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 08:44 PM

Here are a couple more attempts.  M77 and M1 are from a few months ago, and M13 is more recent [revisiting an older image].  However, just having viewed the video on the Mellish technique, I'm really getting drawn to the white charcoal on black paper.  It's just stunning.  Lots of practice ahead! 

 

 

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 09:03 PM

Nicely done .  White charcoal and your journey has another branch in the road . Will it become a main thoroughfare or just a diversion? Thanks for posting look forward to your post on the other side of practice.



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Posted 18 January 2022 - 09:50 PM

Nicely done .  White charcoal and your journey has another branch in the road . Will it become a main thoroughfare or just a diversion? Thanks for posting look forward to your post on the other side of practice.

A good question.  I'm thinking that the pencil sketches will be the standard entries for the journal, but the white charcoal for objects that I want to give special treatment.  So not all will get rendered in that medium.  I'm just starting out, so exploration is a big part of that decision.  I doubt it will be a clearly conscious one.undecided.gif

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 10:02 PM

Everyone benefits from practice but frankly,you should be posting these efforts without reserve.They are fine drawings already,nicely drawn.   Michael


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Posted 18 January 2022 - 10:03 PM

Nice work. 


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Posted 18 January 2022 - 10:05 PM

bphaneuf,

 

All three of these are fine looking sketches.

Thanks for posting them here.

 

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Posted 19 January 2022 - 06:01 PM

bphaneuf,

 

Good Beginner sketching journey continued smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 05:59 AM

Wow, the sketch of M13 is pretty slick. :) 



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Posted 21 January 2022 - 10:34 AM

Wow, the sketch of M13 is pretty slick. smile.gif

Thanks Norme!  Here it is again in a first go at white on black.

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 11:00 AM

Very cool. I'd encourage you to post your other sketches above. They look intriguing.
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Posted 01 February 2022 - 01:47 AM

Looks great buddy. White on black one looks awesome.



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Posted 01 February 2022 - 01:09 PM

Very cool. I'd encourage you to post your other sketches above. They look intriguing.

Thanks!!  Okay, then.  Here are a couple more.  Observing conditions look pretty good tonight, so I'm hoping to bag a few more.   For these, the skies were pretty transparent and the seeing was around 3/5.  Bortle 4.5 to 5.  For M57, it seemed to float in a somewhat sparse star field, and the central star was visible but more with averted vision.  It seemed somewhat obscured.  This image is a white on black revision of my black on white original sketch, since M57 won't be back for a while.   For M42 the whole thing leaped out, but the more gossamer elements came into view with time and averted vision.  All four of the Trapezium stars were clear even at medium magnification.

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 02:42 PM

These are excellent sketches showing a lot of detail and control of the media. Keep enjoying the process, being happy with what you create follows (and you should be very happy here!) I think we all start to gravitate toward what works best in our hands. I am on the black paper side and sometimes struggle now with white paper. So I would say keep trying new things!

 

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 03:01 PM

Nicely done .  White charcoal and your journey has another branch in the road . Will it become a main thoroughfare or just a diversion? Thanks for posting look forward to your post on the other side of practice.

So after a bit of time, I'm thinking definitely a thoroughfare!  Didn't take long.  But as Warmvet advised, I'll try not to get tunnel visioned. 



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Posted 01 February 2022 - 07:34 PM

Fantastic sketches. I have just started trying white on black myself and find your efforts very inspirational. Now if the weather would just cooperate.

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Posted 02 February 2022 - 08:06 PM

Really nice sketches!  Looking forward to seeing more! Well done.  

 

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