Astronomy Now magazine: “Drawn to the Universe” December 2011 issue, Eratosthenes

Astronomy Now  (UK magazine)

Drawn to the Universe
December 2011 issue – Eratosthenes
Target – lunar complex crater
Media – charcoal on Rite in the Rain paper

Link to observation report: 2011 10 07 – Eratosthenes

Please visit Drawn to the Universe – Belt of Venus to read the history of Astronomy Now‘s Drawn to the Universe column. Jeremy Perez, fellow co-author of Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introduction,  began writing and illustrating this article for UK magazine Astronomy Now in April 2009. His fantastic writing style and amazing illustrations are not only inspiring, but are easy to follow, full of variuos techniques for recording observations through sketching, and training your eyes to really study the objects being viewed. In his words below:

Drawn to the Universe is a column devoted to astronomical sketching that I write and illustrate for Astronomy Now in the UK. The column features a step-by-step guide to sketching a different astronomical object each month. My goal is to inspire visual observers to get out and sketch. I want to provide newcomers with the tools and techniques they can use to get started. For more seasoned sketchers, I’m also trying to introduce a variety of different methods that I hope will encourage experimentation. For those that don’t relish the idea of drawing anything at the telescope, I hope it still provides an enjoyable insight into the process.

Recently, Peter Grego and I were invited to join as writers and illustrators for Drawn to the Universe, alternating months with Jeremy. I’ve always admired Jeremy and Peter’s outstanding sketches and look forward to working with them, creating easy-to-follow guides for astronomical sketchers!

If you’d like to try out Astronomy Now magazine, look for the link to the right side of the page that says “Download a free PDF version of the January 2011 issue of Astronomy Now. (20 MB file)” Astronomy Now

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~ by Erika Rix on January 15, 2012.

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