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Animated Drawings - a Lunar First?

Originally published July 16, 2011


drawings by Charles Galdies

This is my first composite sketch of a total lunar eclipse that took place on June 15, 2011. I used graphite with blender and an orange pencil colour. The individual sketches were made on scanned sketches of the full moon. Scanning was done at 600 dpi and processed using GIMP. I enjoyed sketching the various phases of the eclipse especially during the fast-changing penumbral phase. In my sketches I tried to capture the interesting tonality of the orange colour shading visible over parts of the eclipsed region of the moon.

Charles Galdies

Technical Details
June 15, 2011. Sketching was done at the 40mm eyepiece using SCT 8" f/10.

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