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AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
Montreal, Canada 130 mm Newtonian,EQ3 mount, motor drive Bushnell 15 X 70 binoculars Lunt LS60THa, DMK21 ___________________________________________ My gallery: http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showgallery.php?ppuser=200949&cat=500 My home page: http://merveilleuxmonde.eklablog.fr/acceuil-c23430977
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Quote:Jason, you're just plain wrong. You may be humble, but those sketches are far from it. I hope your actual sketches are just as nice, it would make a nice addition to the lunar art in this forum. Reading your comment, it's clear your well versed in the subject. It's a great point on the hard light illuminating the paper and 'creating contrast.' Which version is more true to the master (which could be you, but I mean the rendering.) I might choose the method that provides the closest match to the actual sketch. From a purely aesthetic view, I like the scanned version with the slight boost in contrast. But, I may like it for the wrong reasons, especially if it's less true to the original.
Mark Oak Park Observatory (aka my backyard) Bortle 7 Orion 90mm AstroView; EQ-2; 1.25" 25mm, 10mm Plossl Celestron Eyepiece Kit; 1.25" Barlow x2, 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, 6mm Plossl; filters UO Super Abbe Orthos; 1.25" 7.7mm, 16.8mm Meade 60mm StarFinder; modified alt/az video camera tripod (it works!); .965" 25mm, 12.5mm, 9mm, 4mm; Moon filter. Meade 60mm Jupiter; Antares .965" 25mm, 12.5mm 10mm Super Plossl Bushnell 7x35 binos Simmons 10x50 binos Beach Chair
16" f/4.5 Sumerian Canopus 180 Skymax http://darkskysketches.blogspot.co.uk/
Quote:Jason,I was so appreciative of your moon sketch that I decided to emulate (read butcher) your technique. Below is the result of that effort, my personal train wreck for the night (I want my hour back). You'll note that I tried to copy your cross hatch method of shading. Whereas your lines are smooth and deft; skillfully placed making perfect sense; mine are arbitrary, chaotic, lacking form and rhythm.Don't get me wrong, there are a couple of things that worked...like one or two of the smaller craters...otherwise...BARF !One thing that I have learned, however, is that I will never try something like this at the EP. NEVER!Sketch notes: Rendered from a photograph with “artistic” license. Medium is pencil (2B, B, 2H, & HB) on copy paper. Post work in Paint.net (brightness and contrast adjustment as well as gray border shading).The End, -stray-ps- wanna put this on a coffee mug?
Quote:Jason,First of all, nice lunar sketching.Recently I have both scanned and photographed each of my sketches. I sometimes find the photos are better and other times the scans better when compared to the original sketch.Neither equal the original.Frank