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Lunar sketches: Montes Apenninus and Grimaldi

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#1 Jan De Ceuster

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 05:52 AM

I had not yet posted any of my lunar sketches on this forum. But there's a first time for everything.

 

This month, I managed to check two more Lunar 100 objects on my bucket list. The first was Montes Apenninus (L4). I find it very difficult to sketch mountainous regions of the moon. They never appear on sketch how I would like it.

 

The second was Grimaldi (L36). What is obvious for this object is the dark soil in comparison with the surrounding of this crater.

 

Jan.

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 05:59 AM

Nice sketches! Grimaldi is so well captured that I can imagine looking through the eyepiece with you.


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 07:31 AM

Lovely renderings Jan.


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 10:19 AM

Jan,

 

These are excellent sketches. Mountains and dome have always given me fits to sketch. You just need to remember you are sketching and you really cannot expect them to turn out like a photo.  Finest details are difficult and time consuming to sketch. I often just leave much detail out and focus on the parts of the sketch that are eye catching to me.

Your sketches here have fine tones and excellent shading. You must fell a sense of pride with these sketches, I would if they were mine.waytogo.gif

 

Frank :)


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:02 AM

These are excellent sketches Jan. You've really nailed the shadow and shading! waytogo.gif


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:49 AM

Jan,

 

Very nice of Lunar sketches: Montes Apenninus and Grimaldi smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:56 AM

Superb sketches!
Clear skies,
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Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:32 PM

Jan, your excellent sketches caught my eye for quite a while. The smoothness of your mare in your Grimaldi sketch looks so realistic, I have always found this to be difficult to execute and took me quite a while to be happy with a technique. 
Looking forward to more of your sketches. 
 

Cindy


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:52 PM

Hi Jan, bravo

It's so nice to have another lunar sketcher here.

Your technic is artistic and technically very realistic, a wining team!

Hope to see more from your eyes.

Michel 


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Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:18 PM

Hi Jan,

 

Both these sketches are fantastic. I echo what Cindy said...your ability to create a smooth floor is impressive. 

 

Clear skies,

Darren.


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#11 Jan De Ceuster

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 10:14 AM

Hi all, thanks for the fine comments.
Cindy and Darren, I use pastel pencils on black paper. The crater floor and the surroundings are done with grey pastel that I blend first with a blending stump and secondly with my finger. To make the area of the floor somewhat darker I add some black pastel that I blend using the same technique.


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