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TenthEnemy
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Rising moon
      #3207816 - 07/09/09 10:41 AM Attachment (38 downloads)

Here's a pastel sketch I did of last night's moon rising between a house and a tree in a cloudy sky.

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kraterkid
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3207920 - 07/09/09 11:56 AM

TenthEnemy,

This sketch is simply stunning! Very beautiful composition and the sense of the Moon's illumination is awesome!

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frank5817
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: kraterkid]
      #3208016 - 07/09/09 01:10 PM

TenthEnemy,

Very well done. The black and white work perfectly here. This is a sketch with perfect composition. I can see why you were compelled to make this sketch.

Frank

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markseibold
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3209324 - 07/10/09 02:18 AM

Tenth

Very impressionistic yet very real!
You could do illustrations for books. Did you say that you just started sketching recently? If so, this is a testament that there are great artists waiting to be discovered!

Keep up the good work!

Mark
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: markseibold]
      #3210497 - 07/10/09 05:23 PM

It made me smile....nice sketch.

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Shannon s
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #3210512 - 07/10/09 05:33 PM

I like it, Picasso-ish. If that were big enough I'd frame it and hang it on the wall.

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BobinKy
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3210752 - 07/10/09 07:54 PM

This is good!

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Erix
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: BobinKy]
      #3210809 - 07/10/09 08:35 PM

Very pretty sketch!

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Re: Rising moon new [Re: Erix]
      #3211177 - 07/11/09 12:29 AM

TE,

An outstanding observation of the rising Moon in a thinly clouded sky. The observation has a very eerie feeling to it lent by the reflected lunar light off the clouds and the shadows of the home and tree. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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TenthEnemy
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Re: Rising moon new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3211220 - 07/11/09 01:06 AM

What an overwhelmingly unexpected response , I can't think of anything to say to express my gratitude.

Mark, I started doing sketches in pencil in January last year. I began using pastels a few months ago, inspired by your amazing drawings.

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Re: Rising moon new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3211568 - 07/11/09 08:22 AM

Nice, mood-evoking sketch. Like Carlos, what caught my eye was how well you rendered the moonlight reflecting off the clouds.

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Re: Rising moon new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3217829 - 07/14/09 03:36 PM

TE,

Wow!! Great sketch!

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