Well, I have finally produced and uploaded a video on astronomical sketching using the Mellish Technique.
I was very fortunate to have been shown how to use this method to sketch astronomical objects by my late friend Scott Mellish.
Scott had developed this technique of soft pastel sketching over several years. I have since been told that this method of sketching had been used by astronomers before the advent of photography. Lost in time, Scott independently rediscovered this lost art, and gifted us a wonderfully simple but highly effective sketching technique for deep sky objects.
This video compliments my first article written on the Mellish Technique a few years ago. Scott graciously reviewed the article before it was published:
DSO sketching using the Mellish Technique
All his friends were devastated when Scott passed away shortly afterwards.
This video is dedicated to Scott, who was so generous to me in sharing this sketching technique that came so close to been lost again.