Jump to content

1564402927_Comet2021Banner.jpg.a8d9e102cd65f969b635e8061096d211.jpg

Jupiter 15th Jan


Jim-a
 Share

Recommended Posts

Meant to post this just after I did it... but completely forgot :)

My second attempt to add some colour to a sketch... used b&w pencil outside at the scope and then raided the kids colouring pencils to add the colour (as close as I could remember it) when I got back inside.

post-23126-0-90642500-1358890857_thumb.j

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice one. I have a sketch from the 15th which shows very similar details, as I was viewing around the same time - only I haven't yet attempted a colour sketch. It's an extra dimension of detail that makes drawing that bit harder!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wish I could get a good sketch but I struggle seeing what I'm doing on the pad and then struggle to see detail in the planet as I've had to turn the lights on to sketch. Vicious circle :(

Great sketch BTW!!

Edited by spaceboy
Link to comment
Share on other sites

spaceboy - i just use a red head-torch thing - theres enough illumination to see whats on the sketch pad without really affecting your vision.

bish - The thing I like most about sketching is that it 'forces' you to spend longer at the eyepiece teasing the details out - the colour was added later (i made some notes while I was outside then did it from memory)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jim - this is very true. If I didn't make the effort to sketch planets I wouldn't spend so much time trying to eek out as much detail as possible. I will have a go at adding some colour next time.

Nick - I do find sketching hard work and have to do a bit at a time. Make a rough drawing first then do a small bit at a time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.