Full disk pastel sketch of the Moon
Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:36 AM
It is a pastel sketch of a 17 days old Moon, made before dawn on December 1st, 2012.
The telescope used was a 75mm f/15 Polarex/Unitron refractor at different magnifications. Because I wanted to keep the original drawing recognisable, I used an amici prism for an upright image.
The original sketch has a diameter of around 15". It's made entirely with one white pastel pencil on black paper.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:09 PM
I love your moon drawings, they are so striking and beautiful, and I am quite envious of the way you can represent features like crater rays with just a pencil stroke.
Could you tell us what paper this was drawn on?
Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:19 PM
I've always been a great admirator of all your manificent sketches. This one is extraordinary sir. What a great and impressive sketch. Your are an excellent sketcher.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:52 AM
Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:56 AM
Ps: again my compliments for winning the contest. Well done!