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    Default Stöfler & Faraday Craters



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    This region stood out in its stark appearance on the terminator looking like a rather complicated piece of real estate. Of course, I had to try to sketch it! At the cost of sounding silly, It looked like a fat little puppy with large ears, complete with umbilicus (crater) protruding in the west. And after my mind made that connection it was difficult to see anything else.

    Stöfler is shown partly in shadow, the light striking portions of protruding craters on the border of Faraday, with long shadows being cast from the jagged rim to the west. A portion of Licetus is shown to the southeast, and Fernelius to the nothwest.

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    Default Re: Stöfler & Faraday Craters

    Lovely bit of gnarly real estate, Cindy,

    OF COURSE you had to sketch it... That's what it's all about, isn't it , if it appeals to you, then that's the topic for the night. I certainly understand that one. Looks cushy, well, it's a hidden trap of fine, soft detail. Looks nasty, busy, gnarly, GREAT! It's all a challenge that you thrive on,

    Lovely shading of the shadows reaching into the crater floor. Can almost touch it. I like the brilliant white "scratchy" highlights, it cleverly portrays the terracing of the collapsed walls.

    Sensational piece, Cindy,

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    Default Re: Stöfler & Faraday Craters

    Absolutely exquisite, Cindy! Lovely work indeed by a master of the craft!
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    Default Re: Stöfler & Faraday Craters

    Just stunning Cindy! Fantastic work.
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    Default Re: Stöfler & Faraday Craters

    Wow! Beautiful! Thank you. I am inspired.
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    Default Re: Stöfler & Faraday Craters

    Thank you Alex, Bryan, Gabby & Mark for your very kind comments.

    Yep, it begged to be sketched Alex! It was actually a fun piece to work on though I didnt like it at first. It grew on me after a while.

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    I have to say again it is absolutely jaw-dropping to me. I have never depicted this subject matter before. It never crossed my mind. I never looked at it this way. The work of the artists on this forum has opened my eyes to a new seeing skill in more than one way. This is much more than an astronomical report. Thank you for sharing your work. I look forward to seeing more.
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    Default Re: Stöfler & Faraday Craters

    Hello Cindy,

    I am with Alex.
    It is an incredible experience in visual observing of the Moon craters, together with a masterpiece of art.
    Thanks for sharing,

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    What a great capture! I am curious, how quickly does the scene change as you are sketching the region. I would imagine it is difficult to get a "point in time" rendition at this scale, even in as short a time as 40 minutes. I am in awe!

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    Default Re: Stöfler & Faraday Craters

    Mark, those are very kind words and I appreciate your comment. I try to put on paper what my eye observes and dont think of it much as art. But there is always the creators bias which I suppose is!

    JG! Thank you for those kind words as well. Good to see your posts again and hope to return to AF for longer periods of time. I have been away too long.

    Bob, many thanks. It can change quite a bit! In this case the 3 bright spots in the estern aspect of Stofler emerged at the end of my sketch and I thought they were interesting so included them. Most of my sketches less than an hour in length. I try to stay with what I have first observed, but when something is especially interesting I will add those features as well if it doesnt change the rest of the observation. You gave me an idea though...it would be interesting to do a series of sketches showing change over a short period!
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