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#1 Roel

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

I've made this drawing a few months ago (december 2012) but did not post it yet, because I made this sketch for someone and did not want to spoil the surprise!

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.

http://www.roelblog....end-in-decem...
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:09 AM

That's very nicely done, Roel.

#3 Aquarellia

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:01 PM

Superb Roel !

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:09 PM

Roel

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?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

Roel

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.

Congratulation.

Andre

#6 Sol Robbins

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:41 PM

Wow!

#7 AstroTatDad

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:49 AM

Wow, awesome!! "eyes pop out"

#8 JimPie

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:52 AM

Wow, I really had to look closely at this before I could tell it was a sketch! To bad you couldn't present it back in December. I'm certain it would have won the Imaging contest.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:10 AM

Roel,

Very good Pastel Sketch of the Moon :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:00 PM

That is really good. Makes me smile.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:56 AM

Oh what a beauty, Roel! You're a great artist. Respect for this masterpiece which must have taken many hours to produce. :bow:

Ps: again my compliments for winning the contest. Well done!

Peter

#12 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

Wow ! Great sketch !

#13 kenrenard

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:57 AM

Fabulous! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Ken


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