Friday, 24 February 2012

Cetus

Constellation No 6. - Cetus 

The name Cetus actually means sea monster In Greek mythology, however in modern astronomy the constellation is often referred to as 'the whale'.This is the first constellation I've managed to finish since been back in England. I had a small art block when I first arrived but hopefully this is me getting over it/me finally adjusting to the change in temperature. :) As always if you wanted to check out/like my Facebook page that would be awesome. :)


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Canis Major

Constellation illustration No. 5 - Canis Major, The Great Dog.  Nice facts about this constellation - Canis Major contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, known as the 'dog star', which is part of the asterism known as the Winter Triangle in the Northern Hemisphere, or the Summer Triangle in the Southern. 
This one is a little bit different to the other constellations in the series so far because instead of using blues and red like I usually do, I played around with more greens and yellows. I also used my parents dog Summer as reference (she's a little grey lurcher with grey/blue eyes). As always I would love to know what you guys think. :)