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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:33 AM

Two weeks ago, I started three times a lunarsketch but the clouds only let me finish one. Crater Wargentin, number 43 on the Lunar 100 list, isn't flashy at all. But the fact that he's almost filled to the rim with lava makes it a remarkable feature. Wargentin is rather a plateau than a depression! 2/3 of the rim has the same height than the crater floor. Probably the lava overflowed the crater. That must have been a hell of a show.
Charles Wood sees in Phocylides and Nasmyth "the sole and heel of a shoe". Well in that case I see in the round smaler crater the mark of a walking-stick ;)

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#2 astronz59

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

Amazing Jeff, this is an excellent drawing with an almost photographic quality to it! Your lunar work is improving all the time! :refractor::coolnod::rollgrin: :goodjob:

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

Jef,
That is an excellent sketch of these southern highland craters. Wargentin is truly an overflowing cup.
Keep up the fine sketches.

Frank :)

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:40 AM

I agree, that is almost photographic, I like the fact that the target is not 'flashy', it means that the fine subtle markings to define the craters have to be added sparingly and with a lot of thought and care so the drawing is not too bold. It works well!

#5 Jef De Wit

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

Astron, Frank and Chris: thanks! But I guess I have to practice a little more to rival a photo ;)

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:11 PM

Dear Jef, this is an atrtrctive sketch of Wargentin. I sketched it many years ago. Time to skecth it again.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

Jef,

Good sketch of Crater Wargebtin :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Your sketch is terrific, Jef. To my point of view, not far from a photo.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

Uwe, Tom and Jean: thanks a lot for the nice words.
I'm sketching the Moon now with some gray-pastels instead of only black/white pencils and it works really fine.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:05 PM

Jef, I think it's terrific and you've done an excellent job with the range of tones using your pastels. Shading is very well done, too!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

Erika, I'm glad you like my sketch. Your (lunar)sketches are a real inspiration to me!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

Jef.

Beautiful work my friend. Nice natural rendition.

Andre.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:29 PM

Jef - I amazed every time your drawings of the Moon, sensational, thats all i can say

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:59 AM

Andre and Michael: thanks!






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