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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

This evening I selected the crater Curtius for my sketch. The shadow cast attracted me. I used my 8 cm Apo for that sketch, magnification war 120x. The image is mirror reversed.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

Uwe,

Nice sketch of Crater Curtius :)

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

Uwe, a beautiful subject, nicely drawn in dramatic lighting. That's nice.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

Uwe,

A very fine capture of crater Curtius. Most of us have Moretus catch our eye but this crater next to Moretus is a great sketching target too.
Wonderful sketching. I have never sketched this one.

Frank :)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

> but this crater next to Moretus is a great sketching target too.

Again a clear night. Clavius stood in the best light but I had not the calmness to sketch such a complicated target. So I sketched Moretus (8 cm Apo at 137x, mirror reversed).

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#6 astronz59

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

Great sketch. Your drawings have a draughtsman like quality to them, you still manage to successfully blend a dynamic feel into them! :refractor::rollgrin: :applause: :waytogo:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thank you all for your comments!

Sketching celestical targest is a way of stress relaxion und a good pendant of our hectic working life.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

Uwe, your subjects are terrifically complex and you sketches are great!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Uwe,

Good sketch of Crater Moretus :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

Uwe

Nice sketch my friend. Dramatic look and lot of details. I prefer the first one.

Andre.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Uwe, I was observing an interesting, well defined crater the other night and though about the lunar sketches you and others post. I just could not understand how you guys attempt them, but I understand the allure they have. To me, lunar sketching takes a special talent.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

Uwe,

Great, you got both of them. Very fine sketching.

Frank :)






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