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    Default Lunar Sketch - Crater Posidonius





    First lunar sketch. Now I'm hooked lunar sketching too! Lunar sketching was most intimidating to me, but I'm pleased with my first attempt, and I'm certainly going to do it more often.

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    Thank you. What got you started doing lunar sketches?
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    Can I ask how you do this? I find this to be very cool and that was a great drawing. Personally, I cannot draw a stick figure so I am very impressed by people that can do art work.
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    Cool, nice work, you have a lot more patience and skill than I do.

    Did you know that the small crater Posidonius J is named for Michael Jackson, the King of Pop? It's true.

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    nice work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb32828 View Post
    Can I ask how you do this? I find this to be very cool and that was a great drawing. Personally, I cannot draw a stick figure so I am very impressed by people that can do art work.
    Just start with the big detail first, the outline if you will. Then work on getting the smaller details. I'm certainly not an artist, but I'm very pleased with my first lunar sketch. Patience and time at the eyepiece, and don't worry about the "artsy" aspect of the sketch, just capture the details as well as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkirkham View Post
    Thank you. What got you started doing lunar sketches?
    I just want to capture whats at the eyepiece. Sketching in general makes you a better observer I think. Let me say that I am about as far from an artist as one could be. I was really intimidated by the whole art thing frankly, but once you just sit down and concentrate on simply capturing the big details first, grabbing the little detail is easier.
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    I'm no artist either, but in doing a bit of reading about how to draw, I think what makes this drawing so nice is the use of "color values". In other words, you have light, medium, and dark areas. Did you use different pencils? Or different strokes?

    Here is a lesson on values.

    Drawspace has lots of free lessons online.

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    [QUOTE=johnnycarlos;1057212598]...... In other words, you have light, medium, and dark areas. Did you use different pencils? Or different strokes?

    I used a combination of pencils and strokes, but mostly strokes.

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