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#1 TenthEnemy


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:01 PM

A naked-eye sketch of last night's moon, done in pastels on black paper. This was the first break in the clouds I've had in weeks!

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#2 markseibold


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:28 PM


Beautiful sketch! :bow: :bow: :bow: Can you indicate your medium, ie; pastel, Photoshop digital work, format size, etc? This looks as if a blurred photo. It has a very realistic quality, especially in the lighting, almost if viewing a real image out the window.

I'll look forward to reading your details about it. Thanks for posting.

*I wanted to do the largest pastel that I have produced as yet of the near full moon last night with excellent seeing condtiions here in Portland, but too tired to perform; I slept; now clouds and rain are immanent tonight.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 04:18 PM

Thanks for the comments, The lighting was my primary concern. I wanted to create a realistic silhouetted appearance of the trees against the moonlit sky, and the dazzling contrast of the moon itself.

Well, let's see. I used a set of soft pastel chalks, I don't know the specifics as I lost the packaging. The paper is black Strathmore Artagain 9"x12". I just took a picture and boosted the contrast a bit on the computer.

#4 JayinUT


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:26 PM

A wonderful capture of the full moon! I love the play of the shadows with the moonlight. Nicely done.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:30 PM

good, good, good. Roland

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:41 AM


Very nice moody sketch of the moon. Well done. :cool:

Frank :)

#7 Jeff Young

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:27 AM

Love that one. Well done!

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#8 CarlosEH


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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:56 PM


An excellent observation of the Full Moon done in pastels. The Moon appears to glow in your rendering. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


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