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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Crater Wargentin
      #5457452 - 10/06/12 04:33 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

Two weeks ago, I started three times a lunarsketch but the clouds only let me finish one. Crater Wargentin, number 43 on the Lunar 100 list, isn't flashy at all. But the fact that he's almost filled to the rim with lava makes it a remarkable feature. Wargentin is rather a plateau than a depression! 2/3 of the rim has the same height than the crater floor. Probably the lava overflowed the crater. That must have been a hell of a show.
Charles Wood sees in Phocylides and Nasmyth "the sole and heel of a shoe". Well in that case I see in the round smaler crater the mark of a walking-stick


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astronz59
sage


Reged: 09/15/10

Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5457467 - 10/06/12 05:20 AM

Amazing Jeff, this is an excellent drawing with an almost photographic quality to it! Your lunar work is improving all the time!

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: astronz59]
      #5458519 - 10/06/12 10:06 PM

Jef,
That is an excellent sketch of these southern highland craters. Wargentin is truly an overflowing cup.
Keep up the fine sketches.

Frank


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chrisrnuttall
Professor Emeritus


Reged: 12/29/10

Loc: York, England
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: frank5817]
      #5458797 - 10/07/12 04:40 AM

I agree, that is almost photographic, I like the fact that the target is not 'flashy', it means that the fine subtle markings to define the craters have to be added sparingly and with a lot of thought and care so the drawing is not too bold. It works well!

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #5459398 - 10/07/12 02:42 PM

Astron, Frank and Chris: thanks! But I guess I have to practice a little more to rival a photo

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Uwe Pilz
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5459949 - 10/08/12 12:11 AM

Dear Jef, this is an atrtrctive sketch of Wargentin. I sketched it many years ago. Time to skecth it again.

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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5460532 - 10/08/12 12:18 PM

Jef,

Good sketch of Crater Wargebtin .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5461226 - 10/08/12 08:31 PM

Your sketch is terrific, Jef. To my point of view, not far from a photo.

Jean


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: JeanB]
      #5461885 - 10/09/12 10:39 AM

Uwe, Tom and Jean: thanks a lot for the nice words.
I'm sketching the Moon now with some gray-pastels instead of only black/white pencils and it works really fine.


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ErixAdministrator
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Reged: 12/25/04

Loc: Texas, USA
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5462792 - 10/09/12 08:05 PM

Jef, I think it's terrific and you've done an excellent job with the range of tones using your pastels. Shading is very well done, too!

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: Erix]
      #5463433 - 10/10/12 09:05 AM

Erika, I'm glad you like my sketch. Your (lunar)sketches are a real inspiration to me!

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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5463611 - 10/10/12 10:58 AM

Jef.

Beautiful work my friend. Nice natural rendition.

Andre.


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mikesemmler
sage


Reged: 06/01/09

Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: Andrev]
      #5463849 - 10/10/12 01:29 PM

Jef - I amazed every time your drawings of the Moon, sensational, thats all i can say

Michael


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Crater Wargentin new [Re: mikesemmler]
      #5464995 - 10/11/12 08:59 AM

Andre and Michael: thanks!

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