Sketching Forum

13 years 3 months ago #29603 by DeirdreKelleghan
Sketching Forum was created by DeirdreKelleghan
I would like to see a sketching forum on the IFAS boards. I post my sketches on www.cloudynights.com and get some great feedback and some very useful sketching advice from it. I use the name Dee on that forum.

Sketching from the eyepiece to the page is so rewarding, and totaly focusing. I post some of my sketches on this forum and I think it may be encouraging to others if a sketching section was available.

What do you guys think? Do you think there is an interest out there?

Deirdre Kelleghan
Irish Astronomical Society
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13 years 3 months ago #29627 by Seanie_Morris
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Having seen your sketch work, and also co-awarding you with the first ever Novice Observing Challenge Certificate for your efforts (that HUGE Maccholz chart!), I am all for the promotion of a Sketch Work forum. I myself do a lot of sketches, almost weekly, simply because I don't have a suitable camera, to record my own observations.

But don't worry, I won't be flooding a new potential sketch forum with all of them! ;)

I think sketching is a good way to pay more attention to detail - it is self-explanetory really. You appreciate observing more, particularly of things like the Moon, sunspots, the planets (depending on instrument size), and even star clusters and nebulae.

I guess it could be called Observing Reports By Sketch in the Observing forum?

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13 years 3 months ago #29628 by dave_lillis
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sure, why not. :)

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10 years 9 months ago - 10 years 9 months ago #75270 by cosmiclight
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I agree with Dee wholeheartedly! Her recent lunar venus occultation sketch was in NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Many of my pastel artworks have appeared in NASA's www.spaceweather.com and once in APOD.

I have trouble finding where to post sketch and artwork here. There is a large participation in the US site, Cloudy Nights Astronomy Forums >
www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/postlist...at/0/Board/Sketching

Also, I just tried to upload and attach here, two of my recent large lunar sketches, but the site disqualifies them as the wrong format. Why such stringent restrictions? They are small memory jpegs of say 60 ~ 70 KB.

I'll look forward to advice from any of you,

Thanks,
Mark
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10 years 9 months ago #75280 by lunartic
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A sketching forum sound slike a great idea, I'm sure there are more people out there sketching and perhaps they would like to display their work.

One thing that should be mentioned that not everyone is as talented as Dee or Mark, check out his sketches on Cloudynights, wonderful. So, no matter how bad you think your sketch is, post it regardless as I'm sure the above mentioned would be only too happy to offer practical tips.

Besides it's a great feeling to see something you've created out there for the world to see.

Paul

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10 years 9 months ago #75285 by jeyjey
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I'd be all for it.

On CloudyNights I post most of my sketches in the Deep Sky forum as observing reports, and use the Sketching forum to talk about materials, techniques, etc.

But I'm easy to please -- I'll follow whatever common practice becomes. ;)

-- Jeff.

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10 years 9 months ago #75308 by donalmcnamara
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As an occasional poster and novice sketcher, I am also happy to go with the flow.
Donal

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10 years 9 months ago #75332 by DaveGrennan
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Deirdre/Jeff. As someone who has little or no experience at sketching, both your inspirational works have, on more than a couple of occassions, got me thinking that this is something I would like to do have a go at. Do you think that you guys could come up with an article as a sort of basic tutorial. Maybe outlining the materials needed and perhaps some basic techniques and hints etc. I think that many here would *really* appreciate something like that.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
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10 years 9 months ago #75333 by PhilipLardner
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Dave Grennan wrote:

Do you think that you guys could come up with an article as a sort of basic tutorial. Maybe outlining the materials needed and perhaps some basic techniques and hints etc. I think that many here would *really* appreciate something like that.


I'd second that!

The real trick is to sit down and give it a go - even if it's just with a photograph rather than at the eyepiece - as we discovered at Dee's sketching workshop at Whirlpool. It's amazing just how absorbing and satisfying it is!!

Phil.

StarSystems 20" f/4 - 16" f/5 - 8.75" f/6 (travel scope) - 6.25" f/4 - 6.25" f/7... and a shedload of eyepieces and other gear!

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10 years 9 months ago #75343 by Frank Ryan
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Hear Hear,
A sketching / astro art section would be a valuable addition to the site.

My Astrophotography
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10 years 9 months ago #75353 by DeirdreKelleghan
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Hi guys

You seem to have failed to notice that my post on requesting a sketching forum is over two years old. Since then we had agreement on an Observing Reports and Astronomical Sketching forum , we have that already.B)


I have no time at the moment to write a tutorial, however I have one already hatched on CN and will post the link in the Observing Reports and Astronomical Sketching forum if you want to use it.

Thanks

Deirdre Kelleghan
PRO IFAS
President IAS

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10 years 8 months ago #75454 by jeyjey
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On the one hand, having only recently taken up sketching, I feel totally unqualified to give any sort of tutorial.

On the other hand, perhaps being able to still remember what it was like to start would make my thoughts valuable to others at the same place. And I can certainly share some of what I've learned from others such as Dee, Jeremy Perez and Erika Rix.

I'll see what I can do over the Christmas break....

Cheers,
-- Jeff.

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Solarscope SF70 / TV Pronto / AP400QMD             Coronado SolarMax40 DS / Bogen 055+3130
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10 years 8 months ago #75502 by darragh
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Sketching forum added under the observing section

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10 years 8 months ago #75530 by Seanie_Morris
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darragh wrote:

Sketching forum added under the observing section

Darragh


Pending.

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