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Three days in the life of crater Philolaus

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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:30 AM

No, this was not planned! In the first place this is impossible to plan with the famous Belgian weather... I sketched crater Philolaus (Norhtpole region) on saturday. Sunday it was clear again and I saw the double central peak on the craterfloor of Philolaus. A good reason to sketch it again. And monday... no clouds. I just couldn't resist to sketch it a third time :grin:

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:31 AM

And a labeled version.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:07 AM

Very, very impressive! Both the idea and the drawings are fantastic!

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

Beautiful triptic!

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:55 AM

That is great! I have to try it for myself.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:03 AM

That's superb and very creativ !

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:02 PM

Jef, very nicely done. It's the first series like this I can remember seeing.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

Completely agree with everyone else, Jef the whole series works really well together.
Superb!

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

Jef,

Very good sketches of Crater Philolaus :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:59 PM

Jef,

A very impressive sunrise sequence.
It take a bit of good luck and persistence to accomplish this.
Best of all you sketching style is great.

Frank :)

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:47 PM

Jef,
Very fine sketches. I like the three in sequence.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:06 AM

Hi Jef,

a truly remarkable piece of astronomical art! I like the way you show the daily development of the terminator. :waytogo:

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:20 AM

Excellent work.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:48 AM

Wow, Jef, this is fantastic! Both from an illustrator's POV and an observer's POV. That's quite the intricate region to sketch, and it's beautifully rendered in a very realistic 3-D style.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments! I think this sketch is one of my better lunarwork.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:31 AM

Jef,

Quite the series!!!! I think this is your best work yet. The way the changing light describes the topography and your representation of it is really captivating. This is one that really invites study.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:14 AM

Pete, thanks!

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:41 AM

great!

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:53 AM

Jef,
Great idea and very well executed! You really seized the opportunity here. I like the Jan. 11th drawing with those dramatic shadows.

Did you use gray paper?


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:01 PM

Great sketch, terrific idea, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:21 AM

Thanks guys! A friend is making a LTVT-version (Lunar Terminator Visualization Tool) of the Pilolaus sketch. It works fine with images, but no idea it works well with sketches too?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:20 PM

very nice Jef.
The images appear to show changing libration to me too. That is that the moon appears to have rolled downwards slightly each evening, having the effect of spreading the details out.

or is it just me?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:42 PM

I thought I saw that too.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:06 AM

Totally superb!
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:54 AM

Jef,

The LTVT is the best moon planning (or reconstructing ) tool Ive ever used. I wish it were a little easier to set up . Some folks simply didnt bother installing it because its kind of roundabout to get it all up and running. It IS a fantastic tool however.

Pete






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