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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

My latest moonsketch was 4 months ago (thanks Belgian weather!), so the start was a little bit difficult. But what a joy to sketch the moon... in the snow (-8°C, no wind). The last 30 minutes more and more high clouds made details difficult to see. Hope you like it.

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#2 mike73

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Hey Jef sorry to hear youve had a run of bad weather aswell! Its been unbelievable hasnt it? Lets hope it clears in time for the spring galaxies.
The UK has had such a long spell of poor weather that it puts doubts in your mind that its all worth it but one night under the moon is enough eh? :)
Thats a great sketch and clear skies to you!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Jef

For sure we like your sketch. Another brave guy under cold weather. Congratulation.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

Jef,

Beautifully done and you have your own unique style of presentation which is excellent to see.

Bravo!

Frank :)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

What's not to like, Jef?!? Your shadow work is very realistic. Wonderful sketch.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

Very fine sketch, thank you for sharing.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

Fabulous sketch, Jef! The detailed shadowwork makes it very realistic indeed. The whole work has a bit of a gloomy atmosphere, which truly reflects the barren and unwelcoming wasteland on our Moon.

Besides, Jef and Mike, if you're looking for a place with a quality sky and a much better chance for good weather, you know where to find me! :)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Very nicely done, Jef! I do like it!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Jef,

Very good sketch of Crater Mersenius :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#10 Jef De Wit

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:36 AM

Thanks all! I discovered that I already made a sketch of this crater two years ago: same instrument, lower sun, lower magnification and only one white pastel (now I use some grey pastels too). Some progress was made :)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

Jef, that's a marked improvement. Nice idea to add grey.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

Jef,

Nice to see your 2 sketches side by side. You are definitely making progress and have your own unique style.

Luna is such a challenging target that drawing its features cannot help but demonstrate the different approaches different observers take.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

Wow! Yes, you definitely made progress over the years. Very nice to see the two side by side. You're a star, Jef!

Ciaooo!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

Jef that's a nice study and the earlier sketch makes for a nice comparison. I've always liked how the A-B helps flesh out answers to questions of topography any one drawing might raise. I really want to do some lunar work too. You guys are inspiring.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

Nice sketch Jef ! You have a nice style.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Jef,

Yes you can see how your recent sketch lifts off the page.
Nice :)

Frank :)

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Jef

Nice to compare the same sketch two years later. Beautiful progression.

Andre

#18 Jef De Wit

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

I really want to do some lunar work too.

Pete, that's a good idea!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

Yikes I just read the aperture - 8 centimeters - bravo on the scope choice!!! My 70mm hadn't been out since before thanksgiving. I like seeing these classic apertures getting good use.

Fine work Jef!

Pete

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

Hi Jef,

Nice job on your sketch.

Best,

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#21 Jef De Wit

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

Pete and Eric: thanks!

bravo on the scope choice

In my 30 cm dobson I see to many detail to sketch :tonofbricks:






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