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#1 Erix

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:47 AM

Just got in from observing/sketching. This sketch took just over 3 hours at the eyepiece. No adjustments have been made other than cropping.

I used a 102mm f/9.8 refractor on an LXD75 mount, 20mm eyepiece setting on my Hyperion zoom, and a 13% T Moon filter to help with contrast. The media is black Strathmore Artagain paper (60 lb., 160 g/m2), white charcoal pencil, black charcoal pencil, white Conte' crayon, white Conte' pastel pencil, black Conte' color pencil,and a blending stump for the maria. A circular 6-inch protractor was used to outline the lunar disk.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:50 AM

Impressive!! :bow: :bow:

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:20 AM

Erika,
I'm speechless! Just excellent.

Everyone should check your site. You have a number of excellent Moon Sketches showing all phases. Great work. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:02 AM

Beautiful work!!! :jawdrop: :waytogo:

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:34 AM

Erika

Another masterpiece! :bow: :bow: :bow: I love the slight painterly impressionistic quality with your balance of realism.

I wish we had the clear skies long enough to sketch here. Portland has constantly unsettled and changing cold-wet weather this time of year. :tonofbricks:

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:12 AM

Erika,

Very nice Sketch of the 19.31 Day Old Moon :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#7 Tommy5

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:23 PM

Very nice almost surrealistic, bravo.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:23 PM

wow Erica that's sweet.
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:14 PM

This is simply waaaay too awesome. Did I mention awesome?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:21 PM

Erika, amazing!

#11 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:51 AM

Again an amazing sketch. Working on teh full moon#s disk is a task I should tyr in teh future.

#12 woodscavenger

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:05 AM

Amazing. tackling that much real estate is overwhelming for me. I have to stick to just a few craters.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:57 AM

hi Erika,

wow, 3 hours what a great work !
I saw Your other moon sketch yesterday on "sketch of the day" too. Fine :jump: :bow:.

Bye
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:53 AM

Hi Erika,

speechless. :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:32 PM

:bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:37 AM

That's a sketch? Amazing work.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:40 PM

Erika,

Stunning texture here and amazing sketch.
It really doesn't get better in lunar sketching than this.

Frank :)

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:27 PM

Erika, nothing less than the most detailed, photo realistic, and artistic sketch of the Moon I've seen in many moons. Your mastery of lunar sketching is awesome! :bow: :waytogo: :bow:

#19 Erix

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:22 AM

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Erika,

Stunning texture here and amazing sketch.
It really doesn't get better in lunar sketching than this.

Frank :)


What he said. :grin:

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

Stunning, really!
Three well spent hours.
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