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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Copernicus (work in progress) new
      #6458558 - 04/10/14 01:30 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

It took me 2 hours to sketch all the details in my little telescope. I can't even imagine what it would be in a big scope
My first try to sketch Copernicus was 3,5 years ago. This one is much better, but still there is room for some (more) progress. I had really difficult with the proportions and sketching the complex region surroundig the crater.


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Mark9473
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Re: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6458988 - 04/10/14 06:01 PM

Jef, excellent!

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Re: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: Mark9473]
      #6459255 - 04/10/14 09:11 PM

Jef,

Your sketches always look great.

There likely is a way to do this kind of sketching efficiently but like all sketching it requires a lot of practice.
I find when I do graphite sketches it takes 2 or more trips through the same strokes to get all the intermediate shades correct. I would imagine it is much more complex doing it electronically.
I always leave out detail in sketches of the Moon.
If I can't do it in under two hours, fatigue sets in and quality vanishes. I have started many sketches that I just abandoned without finishing.

Excellent looking sketch of Copernicus.

Frank


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Re: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: frank5817]
      #6459418 - 04/10/14 11:28 PM

I really like it. Nice bold technique.

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Tamas Bognar
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Reged: 02/02/09

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Re: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: rolandlinda3]
      #6459540 - 04/11/14 01:42 AM



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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6459734 - 04/11/14 07:08 AM

Jef,
I was viewing Copernicus the other night and saw the intricate detail you have captured. Wow! you did a great job.


Ken


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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: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6460239 - 04/11/14 12:03 PM

Jef,

Very good sketch of Copernicus .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Re: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6460240 - 04/11/14 12:07 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

Jef,

An excellent observation of the crater Copernicus. This has to be one of the most difficult objects to render on the Moon. The complexity of the floor and walls (as well as the surrounding region) taxes the most seasoned observer. I have attached an observation of Copernicus that I made on October 28, 2009 using my 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain. I look forward to your future work on Copernicus. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Regards,
Carlos


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kraterkid
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Re: Copernicus (work in progress) new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #6460370 - 04/11/14 01:20 PM

A superb sketch of a beautifully complex crater Jef! Having studied this crater extensively when sculpting my clay model of Copernicus, I'd say you did a great job capturing this tremendously difficult classic. I'm delighted to see how you dealt with the glacis and the slump terraces on the walls. The magnificent "eagle" shadow stretching down to the floor is rendered wonderfully. A masterful sketch!

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Copernicus (work in progress) [Re: kraterkid]
      #6461611 - 04/12/14 07:23 AM

Thanks all for your encouragements!

@ Carlos: thanks for posting your sketch.
@ Rich: you're right, looks like an "eagle"!


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