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Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Had to try it once......and I cheated as well.  The sketch is taken from a photo I took quite a while back.   Although this method is much easier than sketching at the eyepiece, drawing features on the moon is far more difficult than it appears.   I see that I need far more patience and a lot more practice to get it right.   Win some and lose some.
 


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On 11/16/09 at 09:28am Barry wrote:
Thanks, Neil. My style is sort of half-fast impressionist. LOL

On 11/16/09 at 04:51am Neil Heacock wrote:
Another one? Barry, you are seriously good at this. I absolutely love this drawing. Your style is really appealing to me. Thanks for sharing.

I actually like the fact that it's not perfect. I'm no art critic, but it's very impressionistic to me (I think that's the term), where the subject is not perfect in it's representation, strokes are prominent, the light is highly contrasty, etc.

Since your style is clearly consistent between the cars, the telescope and the lunar site, I think you may have more then just a knack going on here... I have several customers who are artists for a living and sell their work in galleries and this is one of the things that they have on common - that all of their artwork has a signature style to it. Hmm....

-Neil



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