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#1 rolandlinda3



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Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:49 PM

I don't pretend to be very good at pencil alone but I wanted to take a whack at Piccolomini on the evening of the 10th. We have had a summer cycle of muggy-broken cloud-nights, so finding clear sky has been pretty rare. On August 10 we had several hours of rather clear but hazy skies so I grabbed the moment. Pencil on black is hard for me because I cannot seem to get shadows right and its harder for me to correct my booboos. Nevertheless, it was a nice summer season sketch time...and a good night to give thanks.

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#2 frank5817



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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:09 PM


Very nice sketch you captured it quite well. I like the way you handle the features that make this crater so easy to recognise. :waytogo: :bow: :cool:

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

Great stuff Roland. Ha ha ferocious gnats Com'on winter. I feel your pain! :roflmao:

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:25 PM

very nice luna sketch.

#5 kraterkid


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Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:35 AM

Beautiful sketch Roland! Is this white pencil or graphite?

#6 CarlosEH


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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:32 AM


An excellent job at rendering Piccolo using graphite. You have recorded the central peak and terraced walls very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


#7 rolandlinda3



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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:19 AM

Thanks all. Rich, my white pencil is a prismacolor/PC938...the white I use for pretty much all star stuff or this. The black graphite pencils were a run-of the-mill drawing pencil. The problem for me is that the black pencil is shiny to my eyes unless the light is perfect so as not to give a glare off the surface that appear lighter than the black paper. On any other color paper, it does not happen but on black its hard for me. Any suggestions?

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