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#1 Roel

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:38 AM

Yesterday the Moon was very low in the sky (maximum altitude 20 degrees) so I couldn't see him from my backyard. So I took a very old 60mm f/6,9 refractor, placed it on a EQ-1 on top of my desk. At 32x the Moon was a nice bowl, almost full. I sketched it with a white pastel pencil on black paper. The disk on the paper was approx, 5" in diameter. It took me about 30 minutes to complete this sketch. Next time I'll probably use a larger disk to draw finer details, but this was my first try using white pastel on black paper so I'm pretty satisfied for now.

http://www.roelblog....n-de-hele-maan/
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#2 CarlosEH

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:59 AM

Roel,

An outstanding observation/rendering of the whole Moon using the white pastel on black paper. You have captured the bright regions and maria very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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#3 Jef De Wit

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

Roel
Impressive work! From now on you are "the Mark Seibold of the lower countries". And that is a big compliment!

#4 ladip63

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

Roel,
WOW WOW!! that is awesome. :bow:
I tried to sketch the whole moon and gave up after I got 3 craters done. It became so over whelming to me. I guess I shouldn't have tried the whole moon as my first moon sketch.

Well done Roel :D :bow: Can't wait to see more. :rainbow:

#5 JayinUT

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:24 PM

Roel,

Most impressive and well done. A pleasure to view. :bow: :bow: :bow:

#6 frank5817

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:56 PM

Roel,

This is a very nice sketch of the moon. Don't you feel this is the best way to make this type of sketch (white on black paper)?
It really looks great.

Frank :)

#7 rerun

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:22 AM

Roel,

that looks very real to me,a great sketch of the moon.

CS

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#8 Jef De Wit

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:28 PM

Congratulations with your ASOD!

#9 Roel

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:21 PM

Wow, that is SO cool! Thanks!

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:21 PM

That is a very nice sketch. I enjoyed it. That is a lot to do in 30 minutes!!


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