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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

It was a beautiful night to observe: a transparant sky with good seeing and a Moon high in the sky. I had no difficulties to see in my little refractor (parts of) 3 rimae! With a slight different lightning (and a bigger scope) there should be more of those scratches visible.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

And a labeled version (like Frank allways does ;)).

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

Oh... Wonderful, Jef! I like your contrast-rich style. :D

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Jef,

It looks great. Nice sketching work.
It seems you are using more gray shades than you have in the past. Is that a fair assessment?
A 3" refractor is plenty of scope for sketching the Moon.

Frank :)

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

Jef

Lot of patience to do that. Congrats.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

What a great skecth! A real masterpiece, thank you.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

Well done Jef.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Jef,

Very good sketch of Rimae Hippalus :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#9 Jef De Wit

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:04 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments! I think this sketch must be one of my best lunar work.

It seems you are using more gray shades than you have in the past.

I started sketching the Moon with a white pencil (a little bit harder than a pastel pencil) but found it difficult to create the right gray scale. Now I work with different pastel pencils and it makes for me the Moon much more easy to sketch: Conté pastel 1355 n° 13 (white), n° 20 (light gray), n°33 (gray) and n°42 (dark gray). For black I use no pastel but a Conté Pierre Noire 1710 HB.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

Jef,

Excellent and it is one of your best.

Frank :)

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

Very nice Jef!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Jef, the rilles are awesome! Very good work on the subtle shading, here.

#13 Jef De Wit

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

Frank, Jean & Jason: thanks!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

I agree with the others. And artisticly speaking, you have a style.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Jef,

Nice clean refined work once again. You DO have a very successful style Jef - it conveys the experience rewardingly for other moon observers.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:04 AM

Michel & Pete, thanks!

it conveys the experience rewardingly for other moon observers

I'm no artist at all and never practice at home... So the most important reason for my progress in moonsketching is: material! I can warmly advise the use of different white/gray pastels instead of only one white pastel pencil.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

Hi Jef,

Very nice sketch as always. You recoded a lot of fine detail.

Best,

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#18 Jef De Wit

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Eric, :thanx:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Beautiful. I love your technique.

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