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mitaccio
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First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes
      #5342067 - 07/29/12 05:30 PM Attachment (54 downloads)

I have wanted to get into lunar sketching for some time now. I recently bought the Artists Guide to Sketching the moon and been waiting for clear skies. Since I have waited almost a whole lunar cycle, I took matters in my own hands and printed Eratosthenes from online and went to work. Using graphite 2B, 4B and 6B I drew this on regular printer paper. I used a toilet paper tube to look through as if it were the eyepiece (lame?). I have to say, for a first ever lunar sketch, I think it came out quite well.

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niteskystargazer
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: mitaccio]
      #5342078 - 07/29/12 05:36 PM

Mitaccio,

Very good 1st sketch Eratosthenes .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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ASTROOKIE
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5342240 - 07/29/12 07:23 PM

Great job, sharp shadows are awesome!

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biomedchad
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: mitaccio]
      #5342405 - 07/29/12 09:19 PM

Great sketc!! How is the book? Is it worth a buy?

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JeanB
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: biomedchad]
      #5342499 - 07/29/12 10:31 PM

Wonderful work, indeed! You're in for a lot of fun! This book helped me a lot too!

Jean


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Uwe Pilz
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: JeanB]
      #5342672 - 07/30/12 12:47 AM

Your first sketch is very impressive and shows a good 3D feeling. If you sketch for a longer time you will see and sketch more detauils at every session. I am looking forward to see your next sketches.

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mike73
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5342779 - 07/30/12 03:32 AM

Thats a great first lunar sketch! Well done.

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Jef De Wit
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: mitaccio]
      #5343302 - 07/30/12 12:15 PM

Quote:

I used a toilet paper tube to look through as if it were the eyepiece



This is a promessing first sketch! Can't wait to see one you made at a real eyepiece


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frank5817
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5345617 - 07/31/12 04:25 PM

Mitaccio,

Very good crater sketch. It looks like you followed the directions that Rich Handy(that is Krater Kidd, here at Cloudy Nights) used in the introduction for practice sketching - Except for your way to make it more like a circular field - innovative. Everyone can sketch the Moonscape.

Frank (aka Thomas McCague)


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Rutilus
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: frank5817]
      #5350484 - 08/03/12 04:35 PM

Super first sketch.

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rolandlinda3
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Re: First lunar sketch ever - practice Eratosthenes new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5350973 - 08/03/12 10:20 PM

I agree. Great first sketch. Keep going.

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