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Old 06-01-2016, 01:43 PM
mental4astro mental4astro is offline
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Thumbs up Sketching Forum kick start <ZAP>

Hi all,

The mods have graciously revived the sketching forum for us pencil pushers,

Astro sketching is my 'thing' in astro. Whether it's using a feeble red light to illuminate the page as I tease out faint stars from a nebula, or have a screaming white light on my head as I work with the Moon, or shading my face while sketching a lovely prominence on the Sun, it's all cannon fodder for my sketch pad,

I'm not aperture biased either. Every scope has its own story to tell, so I enjoy laying down that story on paper. Big scopes show faint stuff, but small apertures show a wider field which is invisible to big scopes and all the details that surround that single little DSO. Binos too, :)

So, my intention in this forum is to post my work as I go, and hopefully inspire others to pick up a pencil too. There is no right or wrong way of doing an astro sketch. The ONLY thing that matters is having a go. My eyes are different to yours. My sky is different to yours. So, every sketch will be unique, and a treasure,

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File Type: jpg wide field, M8 & M20 (1).jpg (80.9 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg 5 day old Moon - LR.JPG (213.7 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Sun Sept 3, 15 LR.JPG (155.5 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Sol 6th Dec (2) - LR.JPG (219.9 KB, 5 views)
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