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#1 CatalinMT

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

Hi all!
A detailed sketch of Orion Nebula made from two observations in two days at 38x, 101x & 228x with a 3.5" refractor. :)

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#2 PeterDob

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:29 AM

Oh yes!!! Fantastic sketch, Catalinmt! Your version is quite figurative and gripping, like a ghost coming at you. I love it!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:25 PM

That's simply beautiful.

It's clean with fine blending that has an airy starkness about it that's refreshing. A great piece always gives away something of the artists approach . Your smoothed exactness echoes the intensity of your observations.

I always enjoy your submissions.

Pete

#4 CatalinMT

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:20 AM

Thanks!
Thats my goal, to render as it looks to the eyes as possible.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

That's a very beautiful work indeed!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Catalin,

Very good sketch of M-42 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

Catalin, you've done something special with your representation of the Orion Nebula! Such delicate shade work. I love it.

#8 CatalinMT

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

Thaks all! :)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:49 AM

Catalin,

Very nice Orion nebula sketch.

Frank :)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

One of the things tgats verysuccessful here is yiuve got this very subtle lo intensity gr e y value that you think is the tone of the bkack background til you see the blackness of tge dark intrusion into and around the nebula. Very refined.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

One of the things tgats verysuccessful here is yiuve got this very subtle lo intensity gr e y value that you think is the tone of the bkack background til you see the blackness of tge dark intrusion into and around the nebula. Very refined.

Pete

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

One of the things that's successful here is you've got this very subtle lo intensity gr e y value that you think is the tone of the black background til you see the blackness of the dark intrusion into and around the nebula. Very refined.

Pete

#13 CatalinMT

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:05 AM

Thanks Frank and Pete! I used black paper and for the blacker "Sinus Magnus" near the Trapezium stars I use charcoal to achive the effect.






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