Jupiter/Luna Conjunction 2012 11 28
Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:41 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:37 PM
This is not a sketch; it is a work of art! If you were to re-render this to include the weather vane in the finished piece, this is something that I would frame and hang on my office wall.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:40 PM
Would you mind if I copy this, have it enlarged, and frame it?
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:34 PM
Very nice sketch of Jupiter and Luna Conjunction .
Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:04 PM
Stray, I'd be honored to be hanging on your wall.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:59 PM
Your sketch is something that I too would like to frame!
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:25 PM
Oh wow my friend, this is something I really like. What a great sketch and nice photographic representation. Just beautiful. Please do more with ground scenery like that, I love this kind of sketches. An artist eye you have.
Jason, more I look at your sketch and more I'm waiting from you. Please after the next new moon in the 7 first day, please try to capture the moon's crescent low on the horizon and best the first 3 days. I'm sure it will be very neat. Do the same shadowed scenery with the moon crescent and some stars.. Really I like your sketch.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:43 PM
I am patiently waiting for Jason to sketch observe and sketch Jupiter more often...then Saturn later this year. Maybe even a crater or two. Heck, double stars and clusters, too.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:48 PM
It would be nice Jason capture moon crescent and Venus / Saturn later.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:38 AM
Seriously, all of you...Norme, Gene, Tom, Stray, Andre, Ellicott...your words are extremely kind. I appreciate the camaradarie here.
Andre, you have some good ideas...and I notice you really are putting me to task, no? Okay, I'm game. If you like this style of sketching I can keep my eyes peeled for future opportunities.
BTW, Ellicott, nice photo.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:55 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:32 AM
astro-art in perfection !
I have the feeling to see the scene live with Your eyes.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:50 AM
An excellent composition showing both the Moon and Jupiter together as they appeared earlier this week. The barn and leafless trees add much to this work.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:55 AM
LOL! My wife came into my basement "office" earlier tonight while I was reviewing your sketch.
She thought that "I" was getting really good at "taking pictures" of the moon.
I had to explain to her that a) it was not my work, and b) that it was NOT a photograph.
She was quite impressed with your weather vane detail, BTW (she was a Montessori art teacher a few years back in 'Frisco...San Luis Obispo, actually).
Ps--maybe you'd let me put this on a coffee mug? I'm serious.
Front: The sketch.
Back: Jupiter/ Luna Conjunction; November 11, 2012 by Chopin; www.cloudynights.com
It'll be for personal use only--to throw at critters on those frustrating nights, perhaps...to sip coffee while at the EP, definitely. Please?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:53 PM
Tell your wife "thank you". And I would be honored to take residence on a mug that serves astronomy's #1 beverage.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:17 PM
It took a while but I finally got a chance to see this drawing--very nicely done--you've got talent. And Luna always looks bigger when it's close to the horizon.
Thanks for posting the study, too. It is very good for the rest of us to see how something like this drawing is created.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:42 PM
Michael, I enjoy sharing the process with others. I don't know that it will inspire others, but it's the least I can do to give back for all the inspiration I get from others around here.