Carol Lakomiak's Astrosketching Tutorials - Solar and DSO Sketching

Carol Lakomiak, veteran observer, BBC Sky at Night magazine's astrosketching columnist, and astrophotographer, shares her advice on how to draw what you observe.

SOLAR & DSO SKETCHING

 

SUNSPOTS

 

 

 

NEBULOSITIES (Comets, Planetary Nebulae, Diffuse Nebulae and Galaxies)

 

OPEN CLUSTERS

 

GLOBULAR CLUSTERS

 

 

Well, I hope this general tutorial has been helpful. Take time to practice, and feel free to use online images as models till you get behind the eyepiece. Table-top practice is a great way to get used to the blending tools and the techniques used to create the different aspects of observational sketching. Have fun, and clear skies!

For information on art materials, see the section on lunar sketching.

 

Acknowledgements: many thanks to Dave Chapman for suggesting to Carol that we could host her tutorials on rasc.ca, and to Carol for graciously agreeing. All text and images copyright Carol Lakomiak.
Author: 
RRosenfeld
Last modified: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:54pm