Crater Lambert, Mons La Hire and Dorsum Zirkel - February 9, 2014

Lambert & Mons La Hire

Crater Lambert, Mons La Hire and Dorsum Zirkel - February 9, 2014
Crater Lambert, Mons La Hire and Dorsum Zirkel – February 9, 2014

Made this sketch of crater Lambert, Mons La Hire and Dorsum Zirkel and surrounding areas this evening, using my 505mm mirror and Watec video camera on its least sensitive setting. The view on the monitor was delightful and one I shared with optical designer and engineer Mr Es Reid of Cambridge, all very civilized and enjoyable.

The sketch was made on black A5 220gm art paper using Conte hard pastels and acrylic paint for bright highlights and deep shadow.

I hope you like it.

Kind regards, Dale

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7 thoughts on “Lambert & Mons La Hire”

  1. Hi! Dale, good drawing very realistic, good skill in sketch place too. Congratulations.

    Best regards.

    Robert.

  2. Hello Dale,

    My dear friend, this is a top drawer sketch. With the terminator so close the relief here, in what usually looks like a flat Moonscape, jumps out of the page. It glows!

    Frank πŸ™‚

  3. Dear Robert & Frank thank you for your kind and generous feedback, I made this sketch larger and bolder than any other lunar work I had done before, it was fun, spontaneous and very quick, perhaps I should stick with this recipe?

    Dale πŸ™‚

  4. So close up!
    You where orbiting the Moon? πŸ˜‰
    Ah! 505 mm … I understand… πŸ™‚

    Really impressive and well rendered sketch.

    Jean-Marc

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