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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

Number 78 in the Lunar 100 list, Lambert R should be a rather difficult object to see. But under the right illumination you can't mis it.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:22 AM

And a labeled version.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:43 AM

Jef,
Great sketch I love the shadowing. Excellent work.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

Very nice indeed.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

Jef,

Very good sketch of the Ghost Crater Lambert R :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

Jef,

Spectacular lunar sketch. Love the long shadow.
Your work is so impressive.

Frank :)

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

The single mon which cast that long shadow - great view. Very good sketch.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

Nice view of an interesting region, well done Jef

#9 Jef De Wit

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:50 AM

Thanks guys. Weather is getting 'normal' in Belgium (after 3 month of cold and a lot of clouds), so yesterday I had another opportunity to sketch the Moon :jump:

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:27 AM

Jef, this is definitely one of your best so far. It's so gloomy and gripping... You're a star!

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

Really nice capture and well presented. Very subtle shadowing.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

Jef

Impressive sketch especially with the elongated shadow produced by the small pic. Wow.

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#13 Jef De Wit

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

Peter, Chris & Andre, thanks! Indeed this little isolated mountain (not in the Rukl or VMA, Lambert gamma?) was stealing the show.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:14 AM

Jeez Jef,
your technique has become very impressive.Your sketch is fantastic. I agree with Peter "Your best so far"

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:35 PM

Ghost craters are fun to observe, and you observation is very nice.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:51 AM

Roland & Jim :thanx:

your technique has become very impressive

Using different grey-pastels (instead of only one white pastel) makes sketching the moon less difficult.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:31 PM

Jef, this is definitely one of your best so far. It's so gloomy and gripping... You're a star!

Peter


I agree! I love how your sketch oozes out of the inky black frame.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

The lighting is spot on, the long shadow, Awesome!

#19 Jef De Wit

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:38 AM

I love how your sketch oozes out of the inky black frame.

To get the background really black I manipulate the sketch on the PC. I will explain it later in a step-by-step explination of how I sketch the Moon. But I had to find some time to poste it.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:44 AM

The feature that's doing it for me is that peak casting that looonnngggg shadow. Seems utterly Surreal recalling Dali among other artists of that movement. The lone starkness of it evokes this mysterious forlorn desolation about it. I don't kno where in the psyche the stark long shadows bring about such thoughts but as mentioned it was a mechanism in that movement of art. How fantastic then they its happening here in reality. One of my favorites of your works. The stark desolation never looked finer.

Bravo Jef!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

Wow, what can I say that hasn't already been said. Very impressive sketch, Jef.

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#22 Jef De Wit

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

Pete & Ed, thanks!

that looonnngggg shadow

This lonely mountain must be an impressive sight on the Moon.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:05 AM

Lovely Jef. You have a beautiful way of drawing and representing the lunar surface. I like your drawings very much!

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