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#1 S1mas

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:05 AM

That was the Moon time.

My very first Moon sketch - crater Maurolycus complex

Central crater - 114 km diameter, all complex more than 200 km:

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:40 AM

S1mas,

That is a very accurate and impressive sketch of crater Maurolycus and surroundings. All the more impressive because it was your first crater sketch. :bow: :rainbow: :bow:

Frank :)

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:41 PM

If this really is your first sketch, I can't imagine what they will look like in a few years! Very well rendered!

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

:bow: simas,
Really great for your first crater sketch. :goodjob:

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#5 CarlosEH

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:53 PM

Simas,

An excellent first observation of a lunar crater. You picked a complex crater to render, but you have done a good job at it. I expect your future lunar observations to be even better. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

I have provided a link to an old observation of Maurolycus made in 2007.

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#6 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:59 PM

Thank you for sharing this sketch.

#7 Special Ed

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:30 PM

Nice first lunar sketch, Simas--I think you've got some more nice ones in your future. Most people find lunar features to be the hardest of targets--what do you think?

#8 S1mas

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:01 AM

Thanks all of you for your kind comments :)

Michael-
I find lunar features not so hard to sketch, only thing to master is a play between shadow and light and that is the quite long, but manageable way to go for me.
More challenging is to show globular features properly at moment...

#9 niteskystargazer

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:20 PM

Simas

:waytogo:, nice sketch :)

:thanx:,

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#10 frank5817

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:13 PM

S1mas,

I could not agree with you more. Shape, shadow and light are key to crater sketching but those globulars are pretty tough to capture with satisfactory accuracy.

Frank :)

#11 S1mas

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:50 AM

Yes Frank, Im working on M3 now, gonna show it here soon :)

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:12 AM

Excellent sketch! You nailed the features and details quite nicely. Looking forward to your M3 sketch and agree that globulars are challenging. Thanks for sharing.

#13 Jef De Wit

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:26 AM

Simas

This is a really impressive first moonsketch. It remenders me to drawings in old books. I think it must be the grey background that looks like paper of old books.






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