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Kris.
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #1998239 - 11/20/07 02:42 PM

Wade, your enthusiasm to make people start sketching is amazing and also contagious i'm gonna start 'pushing' people over in a belgian forum too to take up the pencil, especially for the coming mars opposition.
i'm starting to feel a bit like a lonely belgian mars sketcher I hope Rony will give mars a try too soon, his deepskysketches are superb, should be good for his planet sketches i believe.


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rodelaet
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: Kris.]
      #1998432 - 11/20/07 04:16 PM

Hey Kris! I do like Mars a lot. Only I get dissapointed by the mostly bad seeing over here. I'll give it a try soon.

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: Kris.]
      #2004999 - 11/23/07 08:25 PM

There are 12 days left for fellow sketchers to enter this months Sketching Contest!

This month already looks to be an excellent month for member participation; but there is ALWAYS room for others to enter up until the time that the contest submissions close. If you have been thinking about entering, stop thinking about it and Do it!



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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2016164 - 11/29/07 01:50 AM

Hey, it looks as if Aaron wasn't going to let the deadline slip by without entering his sketch of Comet 17/P Holmes this month. Good for you Aaron!

There is still time for those of you considering entering for this month.

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CreationAstroGuy
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2017452 - 11/29/07 04:44 PM

Hey Wade thanks for your enthusiasm! I also posted mine! Being my first sketch I know I won't win, But hey I don't care and I am glad that I posted it.

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rd56
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2018025 - 11/29/07 09:45 PM

Wade, thought I'd jump on the bandwagon.........

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: rd56]
      #2020576 - 12/01/07 03:26 AM

Well I'll be danged! Ryan, Ron & Vedran also entered the contest. Looks to me like we now have us a top-notch contest a-brewin' now!

Good luck to EVERYONE when the voting starts. Everyone is to be applauded just for entering and making this months contest absolutely amazing!!

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2026735 - 12/04/07 02:10 AM

Just becasue last months contest is now closed and the votes are being cast does not mean that this months contest doesn't need your contributions!

Good luck to all those who entered last months contest! But don't stop there, go ahead and enter your sketches for the upcoming months' contest as well. You may wait to see how you did this month, but PLEASE don't be discouraged if you don't win the first (or second, or third) time. Just keep entering.

Win or loose, it is just a great to see everyone participating.

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2044462 - 12/11/07 06:33 PM

Ok everyone...we had as great showing for last months contest...let's see the same excellent entries for this month as well.

Don't become discouraged, just keep entering...you may be surprised!!!!!

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2054978 - 12/16/07 02:45 PM

Hey, this months contest is looking good...but we still have a LOT of room for others to submit thier sketches!! C'mon everyone, if you have a sketch handy, go ahead and enter it.

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2078679 - 12/28/07 02:29 AM

Woo hoo!! So far there are 7 fellow sketchers who have submitted thier sketches for this months contest! That is great BUT there is still plenty of time for our other fellow sketchers to enter.

C'mon now...you know you want to. Give it a try and help to represent the Sketching Forum!!

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2131428 - 01/19/08 02:18 PM

Hello, hello fellow sketchers...there is STILL a lot of time to enter your sketches for this months Sketching Contest. C'mon now...if this is your first time entering, or if you have entered in the past lets see your entries for this month!

We have had a pretty good showing for the last couple of months with a lot of good entries...support the Sketching Forum and let others see what the sketching community is all about!

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Faith_J
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2136077 - 01/21/08 03:30 PM

I have forgotten what it is like to sketch - in fact I have forgotten what a clear sky is like. The weather is APPALLING here! No observing for ages due to endless cloud and rain. Depressing.

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2143685 - 01/24/08 09:56 PM

Alright...we now have 6 contestants for this months contest. Although that is a great start, there is still plenty of time to enter your sketch as well; and this is a great time to do so with the many offerings for the Winter observer.

Show your support of the Sketching Forum and your enjoyment of sketching over-all by entering your sketch.
C'mon...you know you want to!

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markseibold
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: StacyJo]
      #2615220 - 08/31/08 02:26 PM

Quote:

I got to come up to speed with the transfer of my sketches and our workhorse scanner. Most of mine are in a spiral bound sketch pad that will produce those hanging chad thingies...perhaps I should switch to another type of sketch pad.

Stacy and all

I see that Wade and I are trying to encourage others to enter the sketching contest- As you stated here that your scaner was causing a delay to capture images.

I am wondering now if many people are not aware that artwork can be captured with a simple good digital camera- I mean a simple one! I use a Sony Cybershot 5.1 mgpxl and then upload to Photoshop to adjust slightly, the contrast and brightness and sizing for the site protocols.

Are others here constrained with limited use of a scanner? Consider your digital cameras and preferable tripod.

Mark

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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: markseibold]
      #2659933 - 09/24/08 03:09 AM

The September Sketching Contest is open to ANYONE who wishes to enter.There is still time folks...so come on, it really is fun. I would personally love to see a plethora of first-time or beginning sketchers enter the contest.

As a matter of fact, if there are 4 or more beginner, first-time sketchers or entrants that enter this month, I will ask the Moderator to respectfully withdraw my sketch so that there is a head-to-head contest consisting of those who have entered their sketches for the first time. (I would also like to ask others who have entered prior to do the same if 4 or more beginner/first time sketchers enter so the first-time entrants can battle it out among themselves).

Come on now. Scan them, upload them, and ENTER them!!

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starquake
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2660008 - 09/24/08 05:42 AM

Why not. Not my favourite sketch, not even the best, not even the most difficult object, but hey it's mine and I'm not a contestant type of guy anyway. But please Wade, don't withdraw your sketch in any way, it's just a contest afterall.

Do you think Oprah would invite me for a talk if I win?

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markseibold
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2661260 - 09/24/08 07:00 PM

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I have noticed lately that there have been very few fellow sketchers entering the monthly contests. There is a lot of talent out there, and everyone, regardless of your experience is welcomed to submit thier entries. What's the worse that can happen...you won't win?





I might get labeled as a professional artist?
Just kidding Wade. It is good to see you encouraging others to participate.

Honestly, I have produced so many works in the past couple months, I am having a hard time to decide which one to enter and I think they are all of the moon only. It woud be nice to have a pramble 'on-deck' to determine which to pick. With recent discussions, I wonder if I should enter the 'Art Forum' instead of the 'Astrophotography-Sketching Forum'.

Any advice from you or others would be greatly appreciated,

thanks,
Mark

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markseibold
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: WadeVC]
      #2661273 - 09/24/08 07:09 PM

I might get labeled as a professional artist?
Just kidding Wade. It is good to see you encouraging others to participate.

Honestly, I have produced so many works in the past couple months, I am having a hard time to decide which one to enter and I think they are all of the moon only. It woud be nice to have a pre-amble 'on-deck' to determine which to pick. With recent discussions, I wonder if I should enter the 'Art Forum' instead of the 'Astrophotography-Sketching Forum'.

Any advice from you or others would be greatly appreciated,

thanks,
Mark

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http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showgallery.php?ppuser=37924&cat=500


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WadeVC
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Re: C'mon fellow sketchers, enter your sketches!!! new [Re: markseibold]
      #2677505 - 10/03/08 02:23 AM

Did you miss entering Septembers Sketching contest? That's ok, the contest for October is now open...so be sure to enter your sketch for this months contest!

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