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#1 BillP

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:10 PM

Looked thru the sketing forum here and compiled all the Mars sketches people did so far for February observations and put them in one picture. Lots of great work here :)

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#2 mathteacher

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:12 PM

Bill, that is a neat idea!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:17 PM

Bill,

Thank you for putting together this fine montage of Mars observations made in February by the members of this excellent forum. They all show a good amount of detail. The observers posting these observations should be proud of their efforts.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:29 PM

Excellent collection of sketches! Thanks for putting this together, Bill! :waytogo:

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:41 PM

Wow! what a great idea!, thanks for thinking of it and putting this together congrads.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:55 AM

Bill,

This is an impressive thing to do. Very nice :waytogo:

Frank :)

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:12 AM

Bill, what a super idea! Looks great as screenbackground on my computer. It's great fun to see all the different sketching techniques next to each others. And thanks for putting my sketch in too...

Can you put this one in the Sketching/imaging contest???? I'm sure we will beat those astrophoto's in the final!!!



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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:34 AM

Hi Bill,

4 in one row wins !!! :applause:

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:07 AM

Over the weekend I'm going to go back to January as well and collect what is there and add it to this so it becomes the "Faces of the 2010 Opposition" :grin: It is cool to also see the individual interpretations as well. Much more interesting than photos IMO which have little personality generally.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:13 AM

So many styles and so many art, Thanks Bill and all authors :)

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:20 AM

BillP,

:thanx:, for putting all of those sketch of Mars together.

:thanx:,

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:01 PM

Bill, very good idea, lots of effort and cold fingers went into those drawings !!

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:07 PM

i agree with the others Bill, great idea :thanx:

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:02 PM

Thx! Just copied files back from early January and looks like if I take 1 pic from each person we'll have 24 pics in the next composit. That's a 5x5 grid with an empty spot in the middle. perhaps I should put a real photo in the center position or a S&T Simulation or leave it empty or with title text??

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:13 PM

Title text would be great. Thanks a lot for doing this!

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:49 PM

WOW!! Just look at all the different types of media that was used. Really nice idea. Everyone has done an excellent job :D

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:07 AM

Bill
If you have the time it will be nice if all the Mars sketches will have the same orientation (south up?).

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:50 PM

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here and I do not know anybody but (for a long time) Carlos and his jaw-dropping drawings. I attach here a sketch for future albums (great idea by the way!!) I made on January 8 with a 10'' Clark refractor at Bethany, CT. I am particularly bad at colour drawings, so tips are welcomed.:help:

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p.s. can I attach more than 1 image? :question:

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:10 PM

Hi Ivano,

Only one image may be attached per post. Welcome to the sketching forum! Thanks for sharing your fine sketch of Mars. :waytogo:

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:11 PM

Ivano

Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketch Forum! Excellent sketch! :bow: :bow: :bow:

I'm sure Bill will include yours eventually as he adds to this great 2010 Gallery Display of Mars. Thanks again Bill!
(That is an early image of mine that was later refined if you would like to use the later finished image, it is at my gallery 1st page now>
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*Ivano: You can attach more images through a personal gallery link in CN but not more than one at 100 kb max for each post in the forum (so you can continue to add to this particular post with one image 100kb max at each posted entry line.)

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

Bill
If you have the time it will be nice if all the Mars sketches will have the same orientation (south up?).


Ugh....sorry, that would be way too much work as would have to do rotations, and flips in horizontal and vertical planes depending on the scope they used. Will be glad to send anyone the master Photoshop file for them to further enhance. Been working all day on this :shocked:

IDP - Welcome aboard!!! Nice sketch too :)

All - Here are three version of the final product which has one entry from each person that had a sketch on the forum between Jan 10 thru to Feb 15. If anyone wants their real name instead of the CN name let me know and will adjust. Enjoy :grin: btw, the images are in order left to right by observation day...so 1st one is the Jan 10 sketch and bottom right one is the 15 Feb sketch.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:04 PM

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#24 mathteacher

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:13 PM

Bill, that is awesome :bow: :bow: :bow:

I like #1 best.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:34 PM

What a very cool mosaic of Mars sketches! Nice work, Bill!






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