Whole Moon in Pastel

By Roel Weijenberg

* Object Name: Moon
* Object Type: Moon
* Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
* Date: May 25, 2010
* Media: White pastel pencil on black paper

Yesterday the Moon was very low in the sky (maximum altitude 20 degrees) so I couldn’t see him from my backyard. So I took a very old 60mm f/6,9 refractor inside the house, placed it on a EQ-1 on top of my desk. At 32x the Moon was a nice bowl, almost full. I sketched it with a white pastel pencil on black paper. The disk on the paper was approx, 5″ in diameter. It took me about 30 minutes to complete this sketch. Next time I’ll probably use a larger disk to draw finer details, but this was my first try using white pastel on black paper so I’m pretty satisfied for now.

Kind regards,

Roel Weijenberg

One thought on “Whole Moon in Pastel”

  1. Roel,

    Impressive and realistic sketch of the moon. All the more impressive because you completed it so quickly.

    Frank 🙂

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