|There are around a hundred billion stars in the galaxy. If you started counting them at the rate of three per second, it would take you a thousand years to finish! But here's a way of drawing the lot in minutes!|
You will need:
|Start with a small oval cluster of stars in the middle.|
|Then, with the chalk on its side, add a few spirals going outwards, with some arms flying out at the sides.|
|To add a bit of space dust, smudge the centre of the cluster, and then smudge the spirals, in the shape of the spirals.|
This creates the impression of millions of stars!
|You can add in some streaks going around the spirals like this.|
|Now, dot in some stars - first in the middle, and then following the shape of the spiral, all the way around.|
Don't be neat. You can even add some clusters together within the spiral.
|Why not try this with two hands at the same time?|
Add in a few more clusters of stars, perhaps in even more distant galaxies.
|Finally, to finish off, just draw a C shape.|
|Smudge it inwards to the centre.|
|Add a couple of half rings around the centre of the shape, to create a nearby planet!|
|So - hundreds of billions of stars in a galaxy. There are loads of different effects you can get by smudging chalk. How about an exploding galaxy, or even a whirlpool style galaxy? |
Try it yourself!