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#1 Chiron0224

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:06 PM

I've never worked with pastels before and didn't have time to really practice with them prior to the eclipse.  I also didn't want to get pastel powder on my scanner so I just took pictures of the sketches and added some important info in MS Paint.  Also I had to work furiously to get these sketches done in time for the next sketch in the series.

Lunar Eclipse 2019 1
Lunar Eclipse 2019 2
Lunar Eclipse 2019 3
Lunar Eclipse 2019 4
Lunar Eclipse 2019 5
Lunar Eclipse 2019 6

 


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:18 PM

O.O

 

I honestly thought that the first picture depicted a scuzzy cotton ball.

 

The last two resemble an impressionist's take on Mars, complete with exaggerated polar caps at different times of year.

 

But, you tried! waytogo.gif No doubt you were working hard and fast. I'll just squint. smile.gif



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:25 PM

Nice! Finally, renditions actually executed at the eyepiece, without too much "adjusting/processing" after the fact!    Tom


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 10:56 PM

I agree with tomdey, is nice to see real-time sketching where you don't have the luxury of time to add every detail possible. The goal is to depict the character of the moment, which is wonderfully achieved!!

Also nice to see chalk pastels. I've never tried -- so it is cool to see a different medium.

Eric
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:38 AM

Nicely done. And with the naked eyes, good! Lots a detail and patience. Thanks for sharing. Clear skies. 


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 05:53 AM

Great sketches done at the eyepiece! Well done!

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:16 AM

Hi,

 

Very nice sketches of the Eclipse smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:22 PM

Love it. I know how hard it is to make a series like these bow.gif  

Still I would recommend to scan them, cut them digital and put them together on one paper.

 

I worked with the same methode, but used optics. I hopefully will find some time to scan them one of these days.



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 01:17 AM

Nicely Done,

 

The chalks and pastels allow you to work quickly.

You have captured the sequence very well over the first half

of the eclipse.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

Wonderful transition of sketches of the eclipse. Sketching with pastels is very enjoyable except for the dust!

 

Cindy




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