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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Another Lunar 100 (number 19) on paper. Most of the Alps is still in de shadow, only the mountaintops are visible. Vallis Alpes is ofcourse the showpiece in this view.

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#2 azure1961p

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Beautiful Jef! It's a very interesting capture and just s much, presentation. As a kid I thought it looked like a bulldozed swath. I KNEW it wasn't but the impression to this day is irresistible to me. I genuinely appreciate the composition, or motif as it were.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Jef,

Very fine sketching of this interesting region.
The region of Vallis Alpes is technically difficult to sketch in detail and you have an excellent capture here.

Frank :)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:18 AM

Pete & Frank, thanks!

The region of Vallis Alpes is technically difficult to sketch in detail

I know now :o I had difficult with sketching all the (small) hills who were not really eye catching in my 8 cm.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

Nicely done Jef and a great target area

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

Superb drawing, Jef! You caught the intense shadow work really well in this difficult but interesting area. My sincere congratulations!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

Fantastic sketch! :D Very difficult indeed to draw features on the Moon. This is something I have yet to attempt. You are very skilled and gifted.

Well done! :bow:

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

Jeff,
Excellent sketch of a very busy area.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thanks guys!

This is something I have yet to attempt.

Give it a try. It's by moments very frustrating, but it can be very rewarding when you finally manache to make a fine sketch.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Jef,

Very nice Sketch of Vallis Alpes :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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