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Illustration Friday - Outside

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This past topic of OUTSIDE was a tough one. I hemmed and hawed for awhile, but finally got an idea.


Illio - Outside

This is what I see in the night sky right now (if it's clear). Actually, I see more stars than that, but my pen ran out of ink. On a good night, I can see the Milky Way.
If you look closely and are familiar with some of the constellations, you should be able to pick out Orion, Ursa Minor, Ursa Major, Bootes, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, part of Virgo and a few more.


First I went to this really neat site which shows the sky in my area and set the display options for just the constellations.
https://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/cities.html

Since I didn't have any black drawing paper, I opened up the top of the office copy machine and made a couple copies. That gave me the black sheet, and wasted a lot of copy ink. ;)
Then, since I also didn't have any white ink, I used a Liquid Paper pen and made dots. The pen barely lasted to finish Bootes, and I figured that was good enough.
I probably should have scanned instead of taken a pic, but didn't want to invest any more time.
I guess I should get to the art store for black paper and white ink one of these days....

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lionille
Apr. 4th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
How beautiful! Great take on the theme. I enjoyed hearing about the process you used, too, to get the white on black effect. Very resourceful!
mdnytryder
Apr. 4th, 2015 01:36 pm (UTC)
Ha, thanks!
Took me way longer than I thought to just put dots to paper.
Come on, post. You're way behind!
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