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Roel
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Whole Moon in pastel new
      #3829354 - 05/26/10 05:38 AM

Yesterday the Moon was very low in the sky (maximum altitude 20 degrees) so I couldn't see him from my backyard. So I took a very old 60mm f/6,9 refractor, placed it on a EQ-1 on top of my desk. At 32x the Moon was a nice bowl, almost full. I sketched it with a white pastel pencil on black paper. The disk on the paper was approx, 5" in diameter. It took me about 30 minutes to complete this sketch. Next time I'll probably use a larger disk to draw finer details, but this was my first try using white pastel on black paper so I'm pretty satisfied for now.

http://www.roelblog.nl/2010/05/pasteltekening-van-de-hele-maan/
(click on the image in the link to enlarge)


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CarlosEH
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Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: Roel]
      #3829371 - 05/26/10 05:59 AM

Roel,

An outstanding observation/rendering of the whole Moon using the white pastel on black paper. You have captured the bright regions and maria very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3829797 - 05/26/10 12:22 PM

Roel
Impressive work! From now on you are "the Mark Seibold of the lower countries". And that is a big compliment!


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ladip63
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Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3829956 - 05/26/10 01:26 PM

Roel,
WOW WOW!! that is awesome.
I tried to sketch the whole moon and gave up after I got 3 craters done. It became so over whelming to me. I guess I shouldn't have tried the whole moon as my first moon sketch.

Well done Roel Can't wait to see more.


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JayinUTModerator
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Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: Roel]
      #3830048 - 05/26/10 02:24 PM

Roel,

Most impressive and well done. A pleasure to view.


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Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3830313 - 05/26/10 04:56 PM

Roel,

This is a very nice sketch of the moon. Don't you feel this is the best way to make this type of sketch (white on black paper)?
It really looks great.

Frank


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rerun
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Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: frank5817]
      #3831242 - 05/27/10 08:22 AM

Roel,

that looks very real to me,a great sketch of the moon.

CS

Markus


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: rerun]
      #3846737 - 06/04/10 01:28 PM

Congratulations with your ASOD!

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Roel
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Loc: Deventer, The Netherlands
Re: Whole Moon in pastel new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3846828 - 06/04/10 02:21 PM

Wow, that is SO cool! Thanks!

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Re: Whole Moon in pastel [Re: Roel]
      #3849133 - 06/05/10 10:21 PM

That is a very nice sketch. I enjoyed it. That is a lot to do in 30 minutes!!

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