Jeremy Perez may be a name familiar to some of you as one of the fellows responsible for ASOD
. Jeremy has been greatly influenced by the work of Scott Mellish, and we have been corresponding on the topic of astro sketching. He has also showed me a little added spice he's come up with to highlight those occasionally exceptionally bright stars we encounter. While I've described marking bright stars with the use of a small diffraction pattern, Jeremy has furthered this by adding a soft glow to this diffraction pattern to simulate the glare that we would experience at the EP.
The picture below shows a scale of star brightness, including that added glare effect, and a little random collection of dots to show the effect of such a combination.