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#26 PeterDob

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

Thanks, Chris! Very kind of you! :)

No, it was all done by hand - white paper and pencil. But afterwards I did a long elaboration process on the pc, trying to make it look as realistically as possible (see my website for more info).

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

now I'm seriously impressed!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Peter,

You've certainly done justice to this beauiful object. How long did the pencil sketch take to complete?

#29 PeterDob

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

@Michel: also many thanks to you for your kind words... I overlooked your lat message...

@Michael: the pencil drawing took about an hour. The elaboration afterwards... the whole morning. :D

Peter

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Peter,

When I saw this sketch in the monthly contest I knew you had a great chance to come out on top and you did - wonderful and well deserved.

Frank :)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Excellent job, Pete. You're brave getting the subtle colour hues - far braver than me - but you've nailed it. If someone wants to know what it's like to look through an 18" dob at a showpiece nebula, you've shown them exactly. Mission accomplished :waytogo:

#32 PeterDob

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Oh... Again such wonderful compliments... Now I really need a lie-down! Thank you so much, guys!

Peter

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

Wow! is all I can say. I am checking your site now. Great Sketching.

Ken

#34 geekgroupie

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Will you marry me? hahaha... just kidding... gorgeous , outstanding... .I'm jealous... wish I had that talent.

#35 PeterDob

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

Hahahaaa! Sorry, already married. :woohoo: But we can always be friends, hehehe... :)

And please don't say you haven't got the talent. Everyone can draw, it's just a question of practicing. There's nobody who'll tell you your drawings are no good because what you draw represents YOUR impression of what YOU saw. So get that sketchpad out and amaze us! :jump:

Ciao!

Peter

#36 Rutilus

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Superb sketch.

#37 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

Gorgeous :bow:

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

Beautiful sketch Peter, you recorded a remarkable amount of detail :bow:.

How long did it take you to make the sketch?

Best,

Eric Jamison

#39 PeterDob

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

It took me more than an hour to make the sketch plus several hours behind the pc to work it all out. Also many thanks to you, Eric!

Peter






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