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First attempt at sketching NGC457


catman161
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Hi guys this is my first ever attempt at sketching so go easy on me :) I tried to sketch the Owl Cluster tonight 02/02/2013. Full observing report to follow in observing section-really enjoyable night in the back yard :) Anyway here's the sketch-advice/tips appreciated. I don't have a scanner so it's a photo I'm afraid.

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Thanks pat will give the inversion a go on the laptop tomorrow. Thanks. Yeah will give sketching a go again I think-was nice to spend more time on one object.

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Well I have no idea when it comes to using Photoshop CS 2 so I just loaded the picture up and clicked invert?? I am sure you must be able to make the background black but I don't know how you do it! Anyway here's the sketch inverted.

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looks good give the curves and levels a tweak they work back to front

Thanks Pat-that means absolutely nothing to me I'm afraid! Like I said today is first time I've ever used PSCS2!

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Nice one Felix, great to see someone else having a go at sketching. As Pat suggested give it a go in the scanner when you can then invert it. Looks good as is though and the proportions are good.

Thanks Phil. I don't own a scanner unfortunately. I will be keeping all my sketches so when I do get a scanner get ready for a mass post in this thread. All jokes aside I quite enjoyed having a go at this last night. Will definitely give it a go again-way cheaper than astrophotography ;)

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Felix I did a first sketch of Jupiter last night, dont want to post it tho, lol

That's teasing Dave-I wanna see it now! Come on I posted my first attempt!

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