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Chalk-/charcoal sketch of Marius hills


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Dear all,

today between sunset and appearing clouds, I enjoyed half an hour of lunar sketching. This time I decided to have a look at the "Marius hills", the lunar dome area west of crater Marius. I would have appreciated to have a bit more time to add some more details but the clouds came in too fast. Anyway, this is the result:

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Telescope: Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
Eyepiece: Explore Scientific 6.7mm/82°
Date & Time: January 25th, 2021 / 1730-1800 CET
Location: backyard, Dusseldorf Region, Germany
Technique: Koh-i-Noor chalk, extra charcoal and whitecoal pens and pieces on Seawhite of Brighton black sketching paper
Size: appr. 20x30cm

Clear skies!

Achim

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9 hours ago, Sunshine said:

Thats just beautiful, it is so three dimensional like it pops off the page, you are an excellent sketch artist!!

Exactly ! Especially I love that shadow effect .

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Stunning drawing - so life-like.

Out of interest, do you illuminate your drawing pad so that you don't need to wait for your eyes to adjust to see what your are drawing?

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Hi,

when sketching the moon, I don't need complete darkness. So usually I just leave the lights on the terrace on.

If observing and sketching from somewhere else. I use a light for music stands. Like this one:

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Clear skies!

Achim

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