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oldsalt
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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Redman]
      #518629 - 07/16/05 05:57 AM

very nice carol, now that we know how you do it, we all have something to shoot for. I may try combining this with white charcoal on black paper and see what happens.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: oldsalt]
      #518680 - 07/16/05 08:11 AM

Thank you for taking the time to do your tutorial, Carol. It's always so cool to see different techiniques in the process. And you make it look so easy!

BTW, for those of you interested in DSO sketching, cildarith (Eric) has posted a wonderful tutorial: Sketching Globs , plus Bill Ferris has a great one too.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Erix]
      #518858 - 07/16/05 12:18 PM

Great sketch outline, maybe even I can work up the courage to try sketching the moon, thanks again.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Tommy5]
      #518970 - 07/16/05 01:51 PM

Thank you Carol for taking the time to post a play by play.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Tommy5]
      #518975 - 07/16/05 01:55 PM

Thanks everyone, your enthusiasm has made my weekend!

See? My sketches start out as little ugly ducklings too.
It looks like the intimidation factor has been knocked down a few notches for some of you, and that's exciting to hear. Never be afraid to sketch.. if you're self-conscious and don't want to post them, then that's fine.. but don't stop. Trust me.. keep practicing and some day you'll post a sketch that'll knock our socks off!


And Tim, a very special thanks to you for suggesting this project..
I honestly never realized how much something like this would help others.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Carol L]
      #519381 - 07/16/05 10:21 PM

Carol ; outstanding tutorial.Thanks for shareing it with us.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: droid]
      #519491 - 07/17/05 01:58 AM

Carol, thanks for the insight. When I draw it kind of all over the place then I go back over it and darken it.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: CigTech]
      #520524 - 07/18/05 12:37 AM

Thanks, glad to be of help!

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Carol L]
      #526905 - 07/22/05 06:51 AM

Carol - thanks for the step-by-step. It's wonderful as are all your sketches. Can I get your permission to use it at a club meeting as an instructional, to possibly get some members interested in sketching?? You, of course, would be fully credited.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Stan Lopata]
      #527735 - 07/22/05 04:13 PM

You're welcome Stan, thanks for your kind words. I'd be honored if you'd use the tutorial at your meeting... jmho, there can never be too many lunar sketchers.
Also, let the members know that they don't have to be an artist to do this sort of thing. I've never had an art lesson in my life, and only began sketching the Moon in 2003. Btw, could you please give Cloudy Nights a plug at the meeting? We'd love to see more new faces in the Lunie Bin.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Carol L]
      #529729 - 07/24/05 10:36 AM

Fantastic Carol!!!
(better late than never)
Finally, I have your secrets and see how its done properly.
In that, I mean that the method is that of an artist that usually builds the layers as opposed to doing all the steps randomly accross the canvas (as I do ).
This will make an excellent chapter in the book you're doing!!! Opps, did I let the cat out of the bag ?
Major on this one Carol! Thanks

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: PMB]
      #529808 - 07/24/05 11:58 AM

Interesting fact: At least seven of the replies to this post (including my own) make mention of having struggled by trying to sketch by switching pencils or otherwise not proceding in a logical fashion. For that many people to gain a similar insight proves the worth of a post like this.

If anyone wondered why she's a Star Contributor, this is it. It's not because she's a better artist, it's because she helps others.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Tim2723]
      #530534 - 07/24/05 09:00 PM

Thanks Pat, I knew you'd eventually wander in.
Me write a book... you've got to be kidding!!
The only time I'd ever consider being included in a book is if a Publisher asked me to participate in a project, and guaranteed that 100% of the proceeds would go to the International Dark-Sky Association.

Thanks Tim, helping's good for the soul.
Truth be told, if you'd have asked me to do this tutorial a year ago, heaven only knows what it would have turned out to be. Probably advice on the best way to juggle pencils while starting from one corner of the paper and working your way down.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Redman]
      #531177 - 07/25/05 11:08 AM

Hi Carol,

I keep returning here to see this wonderful sequence of sketches. This tutorial of yours is a true inspiration and a continuing resource to astrosketchers everywhere. Its well written, straight forward, clear and sequential quality provides us all with a really fun and easy introduction to pencil sketching technique.

Your work is a joy to behold, so refined and beautiful are the final sketches you create.

Rich

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Redman]
      #541531 - 08/02/05 03:20 AM

Thanks, Carol! Very interesting.

Maybe this has already been suggested, but a person could practice sketching using Rukl's atlas when the Moon isn't available.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Rich N]
      #542731 - 08/02/05 10:14 PM

Thanks! Can't recall if Rukl's has ever been suggested or not. The Apollo images are great to practice on, though. Lots of variety as far as fov, camera angles and features.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Carol L]
      #544987 - 08/04/05 11:28 AM

I finally got a chance to apply Carol's technique on Plato last week. The sketch was made in morning twilight. I used a #2 pencil, blending stump, and kneadable eraser on 100# index card stock. The session was cut short by fog and the northern half of the sketch was not completed to my satisfaction, but I felt the spectacular shadows on the crater floor would be worth sharing.

Thanks again for the step-by-step, Carol. It helped a lot.

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: cildarith]
      #545026 - 08/04/05 11:45 AM

Beautiful sketch, Eric.

Wow, those shadows alone are worth the effort though! You really show the influence of studying Carol's wonderful sketch tutorial, your shading is subtle and evenly applied.
Great sketch!

Rich

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: kraterkid]
      #545239 - 08/04/05 02:04 PM

Hooo, my goodness....that's absolutely beautiful, Eric!!!

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Re: Step-by-step Lunar sketching new [Re: Erix]
      #545451 - 08/04/05 04:39 PM

Holy moly!!
Eric, that's drop-dead gorgeous!!!
You're more than welcome.. whew, that's a beaut!

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