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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Parry and Guericke new
      #5634519 - 01/21/13 08:59 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

Crater Parry at the top of the sketch has a diameter of 47km and although its heavily damaged and lava flooded, steep cliffs still surround it and cast an ink black shadow which really stood out and was the reason for sketching this area.
Below Parry is the walled plain Guericke at 63km its larger but heavily eroded and partly open to Mare Nubium.

Telescope / 4" f/11 Lyra
EP / 3-6MM Nagler zoom at 5mm x220
Temp / -1C
Transparency / clear
Antoniadi II
Colongitude 17.5
Phase 69.4
Lunation 9.04 days

Sketched with Conte pastels and charcoal on a 12"x8" sketch pad.

Edited by mike73 (01/21/13 09:02 AM)


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: mike73]
      #5634571 - 01/21/13 09:36 AM

Holy... !!! Mike, really, I'd put this right away on the wall in my living room. It's a piece worthy of a museum! If I were a curator I'd immediately throw a lot of so-called "modern art" straight out of the window and put drawings like these in stead. It's not just the realism that strikes me, this goes beyond... It's impressionism... shades which make you rediscover new things every time you look... And most important of all, it's made with true artist tools and not with a computer (like my drawings). I'm seriously impressed!

Peter


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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5634637 - 01/21/13 10:13 AM

Mike,

Excellent rendering! You truly know how to use the media of conte' crayon (or pastels I'm guessing) on black paper.

Wait til Frank sees this.


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5634690 - 01/21/13 10:43 AM

Very impressive and lovely sketch, Mike

Jean


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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: Parry and Guericke new [Re: mike73]
      #5634814 - 01/21/13 12:05 PM

Mike,

Very good sketch of Parry & Guericke .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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mike73
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Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5635265 - 01/21/13 04:05 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

I started using pastels last summer and I think I'm slowly starting to improve, I have never been very arty in the past so its been a case of experimenting and alot of learning from my mistakes!

Last night was the first time that I have used a motorised mount (EQ5) for a lunar sketch and it felt like an absolute luxury not having to nudge the dob every few seconds.

We've had really poor weather in the UK this winter so it felt great to be out once again, I think I had big grin on my face all the time I was out!


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: mike73]
      #5635315 - 01/21/13 04:40 PM

OMG Mike.

What a piece of art... I agree with Peter, this is really something I would put on a wall. So detailed and nicely rendered. Looks real.

Andre


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: mike73]
      #5635381 - 01/21/13 05:15 PM

Quote:

I think I had big grin on my face all the time I was out!




Looking at your drawing, you must've had!

Cheers,

Peter


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Gregen
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Reged: 11/25/12

Loc: CA
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5635632 - 01/21/13 08:05 PM

That is unbelievable sketch! Great job!

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maroubra_boy
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Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: Gregen]
      #5635651 - 01/21/13 08:16 PM

That is drop-dead gorgeous, Mike!

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5635762 - 01/21/13 09:30 PM

Mike,

What a fantastic sketch. At high sun it is a little difficult to tell which of these two is the deepest and surrounded by the highest walls but in your rendering there is no doubt.
Wonderful post.

Frank


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JimPie
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Reged: 11/10/07

Loc: S.E.Michigan
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: frank5817]
      #5635898 - 01/21/13 10:57 PM

Beautiful!

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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: JimPie]
      #5636021 - 01/22/13 12:17 AM

That is a really great sketch. I love the contrast between the very dark Perry and the bright reflecting Guericke.

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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Parry and Guericke new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5636114 - 01/22/13 01:45 AM

Superb Mike, I agree with the friends here. And you give us another reason to point our telescopes to this Moon area.

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Parry and Guericke [Re: mike73]
      #5636360 - 01/22/13 08:05 AM

Quote:

I started using pastels last summer and I think I'm slowly starting to improve



Don't be so modest.


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