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#1 Gregen

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

Hey everyone, I have just gotten a new book called astronomical sketching and will go for my second sketching of a lunar crater with its advice. What crater is more of an easier crater to sketch? I have already done the Pythagoras crater. What should my second crater to sketch be? :question:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

I recommend to start with a smaller crater which is less complex.

#3 Gregen

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for the advice. But any crater in particular?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

I just finished a good sketch of the archimes crater. It was quite an easy crater to sketch and turned out great with charcoal. :jump:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

Hi Grengen
I agrre with Uwe. Just a suggestion, try to sketch the straight wall zone, to improve the contrast, the Moon age must be around 10 days. Have fun !

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#6 Gregen

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

When the moon is ten days in I will sketch the straight wall, thanks for the advice aquarellia. And beautiful sketch!

#7 Gregen

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Here is my sketching of the Archimedes crater. It is my second sketch of a lunar crater.-

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:11 AM

Grant,

That is a fine looking charcoal sketch of crater Archimedes.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

Good Grant, maybe the very begining of a long collection ?
I hope so
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

Grant,

Nice sketch of the Archimedes Crater :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#11 Gregen

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Thanks for all the feedback! This is a starting piece to a life time of astrosketching. Tonight I will go out and sketch the moon yet again.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

Grant, that is indeed a fine sketch. It's much better than my first attempts at lunar sketching and you're off to a great start. Really looking forward to seeing more!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

Thank you so much Erika! It means a lot. :)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

Grant, that's a fine sketch of Archimedes. I struggle immensely with lunar sketching. The degree of available detail is intimidating. Keep it up!


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