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#26 phily


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:56 AM

Nice: lovely detail.

#27 phily


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

That's great work in pastels. Great control of detail and atmosphere.

#28 PeterDob


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Mike, you truly are one of a kind. I simply adore your work and I repeat that I'd put it on my wall right away. Yes, yours are among the best and most realistic I've ever seen. My sincere congratulations, master. ;)



#29 ericj


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

Real nice sketches you have there Pete.



#30 Special Ed

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:58 AM


I gues I missed these when I was off the forum so long in December. Your M42 is beautiful--the nebulosity is delicate and well rendered.

You've done a fine job with M1 as well. I hope you get to revisit M1 under better conditions--it really needs good transparency for the best view.

I've been waiting for the right conditions to revisit M1 myself. I sketched it back in November but since then got an O-III filter that helps to bring out the filaments if the seeing and transparency are good and the skies are dark.

#31 maroubra_boy


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:40 AM

Mike, really, really nice, mate. You've got a wonderful control over the media to produce this type of work, and a great eye for detail.

M1 can be such an underwhelming object. To pick out so much detail, even in a 16" is brilliant. And then to faithfully lay it down is nothing less than remarkable.

M42 is the opposite to M1. Nothing BUT detail. M42 is such a task master as a result. The strength of the artist that's key here is their concentration. M42 can suck one dry from effort. Well done mate, ;)


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