Last year I decided to buy a new house… and possibly it was the worst decision of my life. I started to make some repairs and to build a new room for painting and my other hobbies. Almost seven months later I do not even imagine when it will be finished… As the raven used to say: nevermore.
The Gran Telescopio Canarias is a 10.4 m (410 in) reflecting telescope undertaking commissioning observations at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma. As of 2009, it is the world’s largest single-aperture optical telescope.
There is a gallery of astronomical images where it can be seeing the kind of images acquired by the telescope. The images are representations in color of the received data. The colors are assigned using different schemes. Usually it depends on the data they want to represent although sometimes they use purely aesthetic criteria.
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in La Palma. The seeing statistics make it the second best location for astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere, after Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii. The site has some of the premier astronomical facilities in the Northern Hemisphere, including the 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias which is the world’s largest single-aperture optical telescope as of July 2009.
My current technical skills for drawing do not allow to show the so-called sea of clouds. Roque de los Muchachos and many other places in the island are above the clouds, thus it is possible seeing the cloud top. At some periods during the day, the clouds show a bluish color and some people mistake them for the sea.
Perhaps you remember an old post with an Irish litter bin. Litter bins, garbage cans and many other urban elements are good subjects to draw. Usually they have simple forms.
Today I am pretty happy with the results I achieved with the garbage cans. I am happy with the litter bins, too. However, I prefer the garbage cans. Maybe it is because of the bright colors or the own composition.
More houses in the same avenue in Santa Cruz de la Palma. Those people keep the balconies perfectly clean and tidy. The flowers add a nice contrast. I am not happy with those drawings, probably they look better in the sketchbook.
It is the first pen and ink drawing made with dip pen nib. If you read my previous post, I used the copy of the Perry 1141. As it is mainly for writing and it is low elastic, I guessed it would be easier to use than the others. And probably it was.
Carl asked on drips, blobs and spatters… Well, here is an nice example of them. I could have easily removed it digitally but I have preferred to leave in the drawing, it will be a reminder. The overall result was quite satisfactory. More sketches to come.
I knew I wanted to draw this door. And I also knew I wanted to draw the blue house. However, it was hard to decide if they should share the same drawing. Finally they do it. Probably the house makes a nice contrast with the environment —mainly greens and browns— but it would not be very interesting for drawing it alone. Maybe next time.