# How to THINK when you draw STARS QUICK TIP!

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Freaking genius
Cheers!!!

Lorenzo!
My method is to mask the moon and other not-sky areas, then dip a toothbrush in white gouache and run my fingernail across the bristles.  Makes a good random scatter, and as a bonus the tiny paint splats aren't perfectly round.
Digitally I just mask and use a scattered "splat"-brush with size, angle and count jitter set to max.
Great approach!!

Lorenzo!
I think this could be a great way to come with constellations, too
Good idea!

Lorenzo!
I recommend making curves rather than straight lines
Eu recomendo fazer curvas ao invés de retas
Thought random stars are random🤔
this looks clever, but imho it's far more effective just to randomly place stars.
Some people just have trouble placing things randomly, this is to help those people
I think this is the first time I've ever disagreed with one of these... no offense lol
This!!! thank you!!!

So happy it’s useful! TONS of new tutorials coming here every day of the week, hope you continue to enjoy them!

Lorenzo!

Isn't this the opposite of random? This algorithm will tend to line up stars far more often than reality. And you will never get big+small binaries.
I guess real stars aren't random either 'tho because of gravitational effects. *shrug*
Perhaps instead of "straight lines" it would be better to use "curved" or "semi-wiggly" lines.
Yeah that'd do it.

If I was coding something to look realistic I'd probably use perlin noise for the star density, and a normal distribution for each stars brightness, but this is supposed to be a quick drawing tip, so that is not really helpful...
This is so simple, yet I'm really impressed