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Randolph Jay
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Reged: 07/29/12

Loc: South Huntington, NY, USA
Crater Archimedes
      #6030852 - 08/17/13 12:20 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Since it was cloudy during prime lunar viewing last night I thought I would post a sketch I did of Archimedes last month.
Done through an 8" Dob, very good seeing that night ( July heat wave in the northeast, but very steady air.
Done using black Artagain sketch paper and white and black Conte crayons.
Randolph


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Crater Archimedes new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6030864 - 08/17/13 12:25 PM

Randolph,

Well fine sketch of Crater Archimedes .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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PeterDob
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Re: Crater Archimedes new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6030931 - 08/17/13 12:58 PM

Another beauty, Randolph! Perfect shadowwork and very convincing textures and shades for the crater floor. You know, it's drawings like this one that keep me from having a go at the moon myself. I'd feel to humble next to so much talent.

Peter


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Randolph Jay
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Re: Crater Archimedes new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6030995 - 08/17/13 01:41 PM

Thank you Tom and Peter.
Peter you make me blush
Don't let anything stop you from giving lunar sketching a try. I've tried various charcoal/white paper methods for lunar sketching, but I always end up smearing the charcoal. White and black Conte crayons and pastels on black paper really work for me ( good control against messing it up ). I used to disdain the moon for deep sky observing ( only recently gave deep sky sketching a try ) until I tried lunar sketching. When the seeing is good...OMG! The only other world whose surface we can see in 3D detail ( wonder if anyone will ever go back ). Combined with sketching, a truly rewarding experience.
Randolph


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Crater Archimedes new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6032360 - 08/18/13 07:41 AM

Great work!

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frank5817
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Re: Crater Archimedes new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6032589 - 08/18/13 10:46 AM

Randolph,

Excellent close up sketch of Archimedes.

Frank


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