Friday, December 25, 2015

Astronomy Sketches

Planet original
Last month, I drew a couple astronomy-related pictures using a graphite pencil on a sheet of white paper. The problem with pencil sketching is that it's hard to draw white glowing objects... so I sketched a negative, and then uploaded the images to my computer and inverted them. Then I increased the contrast to improve the black background and enhance the white.

The image at the top of this post is a ringed planet, possibly Saturn. I included three moons and some lighting on the backside from the rings. The whole image was smaller than a dime.

Black hole original

The image below is an imagined view of a black hole. I included high-energy jets of ejected material and an accretion disk. Most black holes are not actively consuming material, and do not have jets. But those are boring to draw.

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  1. You should upload the original drawing of the black hole.

  2. but those are boring to draw lol XD I love your blog
    - ari from ka