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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Crater Mersenius
      #5639300 - 01/23/13 05:38 PM Attachment (43 downloads)

My latest moonsketch was 4 months ago (thanks Belgian weather!), so the start was a little bit difficult. But what a joy to sketch the moon... in the snow (-8°C, no wind). The last 30 minutes more and more high clouds made details difficult to see. Hope you like it.

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mike73
super member


Reged: 05/01/12

Loc: UK Plymouth
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5639417 - 01/23/13 06:52 PM

Hey Jef sorry to hear youve had a run of bad weather aswell! Its been unbelievable hasnt it? Lets hope it clears in time for the spring galaxies.
The UK has had such a long spell of poor weather that it puts doubts in your mind that its all worth it but one night under the moon is enough eh?
Thats a great sketch and clear skies to you!


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Andrev
Post Laureate
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: mike73]
      #5639452 - 01/23/13 07:25 PM

Jef

For sure we like your sketch. Another brave guy under cold weather. Congratulation.

Andre.


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frank5817
Postmaster
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Andrev]
      #5639632 - 01/23/13 10:05 PM

Jef,

Beautifully done and you have your own unique style of presentation which is excellent to see.

Bravo!

Frank


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Chopin
Canis Insanus
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Reged: 02/03/05

Loc: In the doghouse.
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: frank5817]
      #5639733 - 01/23/13 10:55 PM

What's not to like, Jef?!? Your shadow work is very realistic. Wonderful sketch.

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Uwe Pilz
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Chopin]
      #5639837 - 01/24/13 12:16 AM

Very fine sketch, thank you for sharing.

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PeterDob
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5639923 - 01/24/13 01:44 AM

Fabulous sketch, Jef! The detailed shadowwork makes it very realistic indeed. The whole work has a bit of a gloomy atmosphere, which truly reflects the barren and unwelcoming wasteland on our Moon.

Besides, Jef and Mike, if you're looking for a place with a quality sky and a much better chance for good weather, you know where to find me!

Peter


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5640302 - 01/24/13 09:58 AM

Very nicely done, Jef! I do like it!

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: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5641111 - 01/24/13 05:29 PM

Jef,

Very good sketch of Crater Mersenius .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5643822 - 01/26/13 05:36 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

Thanks all! I discovered that I already made a sketch of this crater two years ago: same instrument, lower sun, lower magnification and only one white pastel (now I use some grey pastels too). Some progress was made

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Chopin
Canis Insanus
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Reged: 02/03/05

Loc: In the doghouse.
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5643851 - 01/26/13 06:40 AM

Jef, that's a marked improvement. Nice idea to add grey.

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Special Ed
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Reged: 05/18/03

Loc: Greenbrier Co., WV 38N, 80W
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Chopin]
      #5644008 - 01/26/13 09:19 AM

Jef,

Nice to see your 2 sketches side by side. You are definitely making progress and have your own unique style.

Luna is such a challenging target that drawing its features cannot help but demonstrate the different approaches different observers take.


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PeterDob
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5644119 - 01/26/13 10:29 AM

Wow! Yes, you definitely made progress over the years. Very nice to see the two side by side. You're a star, Jef!

Ciaooo!

Peter


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azure1961p
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Reged: 01/17/09

Loc: USA
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5645651 - 01/27/13 09:12 AM

Jef that's a nice study and the earlier sketch makes for a nice comparison. I've always liked how the A-B helps flesh out answers to questions of topography any one drawing might raise. I really want to do some lunar work too. You guys are inspiring.

Pete


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5646414 - 01/27/13 04:44 PM

Nice sketch Jef ! You have a nice style.

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5646979 - 01/27/13 09:27 PM

Jef,

Yes you can see how your recent sketch lifts off the page.
Nice

Frank


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: frank5817]
      #5647106 - 01/27/13 10:39 PM

Jef

Nice to compare the same sketch two years later. Beautiful progression.

Andre


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5647410 - 01/28/13 04:57 AM

Quote:

I really want to do some lunar work too.



Pete, that's a good idea!


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azure1961p
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Reged: 01/17/09

Loc: USA
Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5651227 - 01/29/13 09:43 PM

Yikes I just read the aperture - 8 centimeters - bravo on the scope choice!!! My 70mm hadn't been out since before thanksgiving. I like seeing these classic apertures getting good use.

Fine work Jef!

Pete


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ericj
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Crater Mersenius new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5651366 - 01/29/13 11:20 PM

Hi Jef,

Nice job on your sketch.

Best,

Eric Jamison


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