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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran
      #5502655 - 11/03/12 05:00 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

At the last day of October I sketched this beautiful conjunction. The building was my holiday-resort (illuminated by a streetlight), a renovated farm from 1669 (the date was on the roof). What a surprise: in 1669 was Jupiter also next to Aldebaran. This means that the first inhabitans could witness a simular conjunction!

Pastel pencils and soft pastels on black paper. I brightened Jupiter and Aldebaran with software. Some progress could be made on drawing perspective (and windows) and the size of the Moon (5 times to big according the distance between the three objects)

Edited by Jef De Wit (11/04/12 05:32 AM)


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Roel
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Reged: 04/22/07

Loc: Deventer, The Netherlands
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5502775 - 11/03/12 06:24 PM

Wow. Just wow. I would hang it hang on my wall.
(Otherwise the Van Gogh museum might accidentally hang it on theirs)

Even my wife loves this drawing!


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

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Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Roel]
      #5502924 - 11/03/12 08:18 PM

Jef,

I love it. Naked eye sketches can often be as good as and even better than telescope views ---Like this one.

Frank


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Asbytec
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Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Roel]
      #5502972 - 11/03/12 08:52 PM

Wow, taking it back, Jef. Must have been a mystical experience sharing an observation (sans the street light) with the ancients. Get a fire going, set out a small Newt (like Galileo) to complete the experience.

Beautiful artwork, too.

But, I am glad scopes have some a long way since Galileo.

Edited by Asbytec (11/03/12 08:54 PM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5503415 - 11/04/12 05:05 AM

Roel, Frank & Norme thanks for the nice words!

Quote:

Must have been a mystical experience



To add some more mystic: my holiday location was less than 10 km from Middelburg, the place where the telescope was invented!


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Uwe Pilz
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5503559 - 11/04/12 08:51 AM

I saw the conjunction in the morning of November 2nd, the speherical bodies were less than 2 degrees away. Stunning view! But I had to bike to work, and could not sketch.

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Rutilus
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/17/10

Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5504099 - 11/04/12 03:26 PM

Lovely work Jef.

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Chopin
Canis Insanus
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Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Rutilus]
      #5504560 - 11/04/12 08:59 PM

Forget about the perspective, Jef...your artistic representation is honest, emotional and utterly superb! Bravo!

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Chopin]
      #5504938 - 11/05/12 04:49 AM

Uwe, Rutilus & Jason

The sketch is today ASOD

@ Uwe: a pity you hadn't the time to sketch...


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5505326 - 11/05/12 11:56 AM

Jef, I added my comment on ASOD. I love your sketch. Great emotion in your artwork!

Did I say I love this sketch?

Jean


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Ed D
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: JeanB]
      #5505601 - 11/05/12 03:30 PM

You really have to frame that one and hang it on the wall!

Ed D


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Ed D]
      #5505650 - 11/05/12 04:15 PM

By the way Jef, don't even think about changing the perspective and the size of that lovely moon... it would spoil the beauty of it!

Jean


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

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Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5505749 - 11/05/12 05:52 PM

Jef,

Nice sketch of the Conjunction Moon, Jupiter & Aldebaran .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: JeanB]
      #5506656 - 11/06/12 10:47 AM

Thanks guys! You make my day

Quote:

don't even think about changing the perspective and the size of that lovely moon...



I tried to sketch the perspective good (but couldn't). I only discoverd at home that the Moon was way to big.


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5507029 - 11/06/12 02:42 PM

Quote:


I tried to sketch the perspective good (but couldn't). I only discoverd at home that the Moon was way to big.




Jef, you captured this lovely scenery the way your «artistic» mind wanted it to be.

Just look at Van Gogh «Starry Night» http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/starryindex.html and you will see that the «right» perspective is a relative matter.

Cheers!

Jean


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azure1961p
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Reged: 01/17/09

Loc: USA
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: JeanB]
      #5507598 - 11/06/12 09:57 PM

Jeff that's a beautiful piece. The glow on the corner was really executed well and sets a feeling for the piece as a whole. Capitol work withunecpected composition.

Pete


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Conjunction Moon Jupiter Aldebaran new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5508021 - 11/07/12 08:20 AM

Quote:

The glow on the corner was really executed well



Long live the kneadable eraser


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