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Gregen
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      #5630831 - 01/18/13 11:47 PM

Hey everyone, I have just gotten a new book called astronomical sketching and will go for my second sketching of a lunar crater with its advice. What crater is more of an easier crater to sketch? I have already done the Pythagoras crater. What should my second crater to sketch be?

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Uwe Pilz
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5630952 - 01/19/13 01:26 AM

I recommend to start with a smaller crater which is less complex.

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Gregen
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Re: Moon new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5632096 - 01/19/13 07:35 PM

Thanks for the advice. But any crater in particular?

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Gregen
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5632552 - 01/20/13 01:41 AM

I just finished a good sketch of the archimes crater. It was quite an easy crater to sketch and turned out great with charcoal.

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Aquarellia
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5632650 - 01/20/13 05:07 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

Hi Grengen
I agrre with Uwe. Just a suggestion, try to sketch the straight wall zone, to improve the contrast, the Moon age must be around 10 days. Have fun !

Edited by Aquarellia (01/20/13 05:10 AM)


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Gregen
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Re: Moon new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5633135 - 01/20/13 12:49 PM

When the moon is ten days in I will sketch the straight wall, thanks for the advice aquarellia. And beautiful sketch!

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Gregen
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5633982 - 01/20/13 09:51 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Here is my sketching of the Archimedes crater. It is my second sketch of a lunar crater.-

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frank5817
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5634258 - 01/21/13 01:11 AM

Grant,

That is a fine looking charcoal sketch of crater Archimedes.

Frank


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Aquarellia
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Re: Moon new [Re: frank5817]
      #5634284 - 01/21/13 01:30 AM

Good Grant, maybe the very begining of a long collection ?
I hope so
Michel


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5634839 - 01/21/13 12:16 PM

Grant,

Nice sketch of the Archimedes Crater .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Gregen
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Re: Moon new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5635187 - 01/21/13 03:15 PM

Thanks for all the feedback! This is a starting piece to a life time of astrosketching. Tonight I will go out and sketch the moon yet again.

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ErixAdministrator
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5638027 - 01/22/13 11:40 PM

Grant, that is indeed a fine sketch. It's much better than my first attempts at lunar sketching and you're off to a great start. Really looking forward to seeing more!

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Gregen
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Re: Moon new [Re: Erix]
      #5638073 - 01/23/13 12:03 AM

Thank you so much Erika! It means a lot.

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Chopin
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Re: Moon new [Re: Gregen]
      #5638446 - 01/23/13 09:03 AM

Grant, that's a fine sketch of Archimedes. I struggle immensely with lunar sketching. The degree of available detail is intimidating. Keep it up!

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