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Moon Sketch and Copper Plate from 9/3/2012

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#1 refasali

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

Here's the sketch
[The view is from my Shrine Manon 60mm f700, with an old Sears(?) KE 22mm EP + old glass Moon Filter]

and a test print from a plate I'm making of it...
[Pics were too big to post, so used the links to them.]

#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:13 PM

Refasali,

Very good sketch of the Moon :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

Very interesting and impressive!! I am neither a sketcher or a printer, so how do you make prints from a plate and what is the medium?

#4 Jef De Wit

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:58 AM

:question: a plate. I echo opticsguy: I want to know more. The test print is looking very cool!

#5 PeterDob

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:53 PM

Very cool indeed! I suppose that today you can print straight from the PC on a copper plate. I already inquired about this a few years ago when I wanted to put a copper plate on my scope. In any case, very nice work and I look forward to seeing the plate finished! Should look stunning!

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

Sincerly,I like. Very nice moon.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:24 AM

Refasali, way to go!

I did some etching onto zinc plates when in high school. The process is involved, meticulous, painstaking, and just so intense for the artist to produce. Durer was a big influence on me growing up, and I am so happy to see a copper plate work presented here! There is such a feeling of the "Old School" lunar work with your piece.

Are you still working on it?

I particularly like the notes you wrote on the side of your sketch - "12:19, shooting star" Magic stuff! :)

Alex.






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