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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:40 PM

Like Kris said in his post, Belgium was mostly cloudy this week. I tried to observe the Moon two nights under bad transparancy conditions (only the brightest stars visible). Because I didn't get a good sharp image from the Moon, I took the time to try for the first time a grey paper as background. What do you think about this little experiment?

Tycho, 24/3/2010, 20.00-21.00 UT, 9 days, 66%, alt 55°, 8 cm refractor @ x139, black and white Conté pencils on a grey paper, scanned and mirrored

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

Rupes Recta and Thebit, 23/3/2010, 22.00-22.30 UT, 8 days, 55%, alt 36°, 8 cm refractor @ x139, black and white Conté pencils on a grey paper, scanned and mirrored

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#3 ladip63

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:44 PM

Jef,
I like it. It is different. It almost make it look 3D to me.
Good job. :D :waytogo:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:22 PM

i like it too, i think it's a step forward if you learn to handle the grey paper!

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:26 AM

Jef,

Wonderful captures of these two craters. I like the effort on the gray paper. I especially like the effect of the shadow on the outside wall of Tycho. Nicely done.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 01:43 AM

Jef,

You are making some excellent lunar sketches. Both of these are beautifully done. :bow: :bow:

Frank :)

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 04:21 AM

Lynn, Kris, Jay and Frank

I'm glad you all like the result! The idea of sketching with a grey paper came from this beautiful drawing: http://www.asod.info/?p=2325

I found it more easy to put detail on a grey paper (than white or black), but the sketch as a whole looks less realistic.

My wife likes the "artistic touch" of the fibre in the sketch paper, but you can't make the shadows 100% black. I will once try simple grey printing paper.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:26 AM

Jef,

To get the black shadow on the grey paper use black Conte' pastel or charcoal pencil.

Frank :)

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:42 AM

Frank

I used Conté pencil: Pierre Noire 1710 HB. It works nice (100% black) on normal printing paper (without fibre).


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