I've been wanting to make a video of me sketching at the scope, and of the Mellish Technique I use in sketching Deep Sky Objects. Well, I've finally started the process!
This first video is of me sketching the Moon. A video that is two hours long where not too much happens makes for very boring viewing. So I've sped up the video and added a track that I am very fond of.
You will see the entire process of a lunar sketch done at the eyepiece. The many, many changes between pastels, charcoal and blending stump. The constant sharpening with a knife and shaping of the pastels and charcoal pencils on sandpaper. The way I work one area at a time after having planned the layout of the sketch, and finish it of with little touch ups here and there. And then finally the moment when I am satisfied that things are complete.
The first picture below shows me all rugged up ready for a sketch session with my lovely old C8. The white box you see in front of me is used to shield my materials from dew.
I hope the video succeeds in giving you an insight to my sketching process.