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Old 01-23-2019, 12:59 PM
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

item #2 - something older than me

the Moon 😍 - somewhere in the neighborhood of four and a half billion years older than me 😳 plus or minus a year or two 😄

I was just checking the weather early this morning and found that the Moon was visible in the new daytime sky. I ran to fetch my iPad but by the time I got back with it, faint clouds were hiding the Moon.

Still, I tried to at least get the pale transparent color of the sky onto the canvas, and as I did, the pale Moon came and went... back and forth. The clouds were streaming across from the gone portion of the Moon's phase (lower right) and moving across to the fully round portion (the upper left). (It's was in about a 90+% phase this morning.)

I rarely see the Moon during the day, so this was really special.

The whole scene had the quality of a dream. The sky was so pale, so gone... and even the Moon itself seemed transparent. The clouds and the pale gray features on the Moon merged and disappeared, and faded back in, very pale.

It was truly beautiful.

I tried to convey a little of that mystery, but realistically, reducing the size for Wet Canvas steals most of that kind of necessarily subtle detail. Still, I hope you enjoy this tiny view of my morning sky.



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iPad Pro, Apple Pencil

Procreate app for the sketch.

Art Studio Pro app for the crop, border, downsize, and export.


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Virtual white and gray charcoal.
Virtual pastel (for the color).
On virtual sandy pastel paper.

Freehand, no drafting tools or tracing, digital or otherwise.

No grid or smoothing or symmetry or cloning, digital or otherwise.

No digital filters or effects. No digital color intensification or exaggeration.


Reference located approximately 224,240 miles away at the time of sketching.
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

Dave - by now you know anything wine related will be accepted here. LOL. You said 2 triangles on the well drawn bicycle…think you forgot all the ones you drew in the wheels. Love how you captured the metal and flowing water in the pencil sketch. Like the line shading on the pruners. All well done. 👍🏽

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Thanks Jo ! I look forward to seeing your work

Dave, nice group of sketches. I think my fav might be the water faucet. Nice metallic sheen. Your wine glass comment cracked me up 😃
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

Jo: Thanks

Dave: Great pen and pencil sketches. All are very nice but I particularly like the bike, well done

Pine Cone: Great idea for something older and you didnt loose anything shrinking it down.... the faintness of the lines and blending enhance the mystery for sure..... well done I enjoy star gazing and have seen many NASA references that I would love to paint.....
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

Thanks so much Paul ! It's wonderful to meet a fellow stargazer 🌌 Do you have a telescope? I can't afford one, but that's okay. I LOVE to sit under the stars and just look at them. And I love to read about all of it in astronomy magazines and look at all the Hubble pictures and such. Takes my breath away on a daily basis 💖

Speaking of which, you're probably good to go with NASA pics. I mean check the fine print, especially in collaborative images with ESA and multiple telescopes, etc., but in general, NASA encourages citizen use and involvement. And it isn't hard to find copyright info and guidelines on the websites for each of the missions, and space agencies, and giant telescopes, around the world. I'd love to see a painting from you of a NASA ref ! It would be awesome and I hope you post it here. People post lots of stuff here in addition to their event sketches!!!!!! Best wishes 🌠
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

I can't get going on a sketch....hmmm.

Dave, hi there! Yes wine glasses are popular here. Love the etching. The bike is like one Gene had a long time ago. He now rides a recumbent trike. A Catrike. Loves it. Well done. I like the water and metal, too. Nice to "see" you, too.

Pine Cone, I like your find for older than me. I always like your stories, too.

Off to ponder.......
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

I walked around the campus's garden this morning and ran into the interesting seedpod on the ground... so I picked it up to sketch...

#1 round ... a Thai Sam-Rong plant seedpod






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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

6x6" wc and ink

7. stuffed animal - a bunny I knit and stuffed



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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

Pine Cone - you must have posted while I was writing yesterday. The moon painting is terrific. You caught the soft transparency you described. Actually has a soft pastel look. And a great take on older.

Ai - that is so cool. You find the neatest items on and around your campus. It must be a beautiful place to work.

EP - love the homemade stuffed bunny. Can we see a pic of the original?


Truly hope to sketch today. At the moment we are in the eye doctor’s waiting room for my bride’s annual checkup.

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Joe - thank you.

Here is a photo of this wonky bunny. This was my first time doing this type of thing. I followed a pattern my friend had. There is supposed to be a heart on one side and the shape is kind of wonky. Also when I was assembling it the bunny is looking over his/her shoulder a bit despite me being careful to assemble it correctly. I used leftover yarn (the bunny should be white and grey - the blue should be white and the beige should be grey). I stuffed it with cotton balls and put the eyes and mouth on with embroidery floss (first time for that, too).




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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

EP - I love how when people craft something they always point out any flaws. I think it looks adorable. My wife has a quite large collection of stuffed animals, mostly bears. Showed her your bunny. She smiled brightly and said “that is so cute.”
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Pine Cone, great to hear of other star gazers... I started not quite 2 years ago and was having a difficult time reading maps of the night sky then I came across an I-phone app called skyview light and everything opened up to me. The app is free and a great help learning to navigate the sky. All you do is hold the phone in the general directions and it tells you what you are looking at... using the sky maps I never knew for sure if I was looking at the right star or planet, I just assumed I was and I wasn't of course. No telescope for me but I do have a pair of old binoculars that work fine. We have a number of Observatories in the area I can visit for telescope time and access.

EP: Nice watercolor and ink sketch of the bunny. You also did an amazing job knitting the bunny he/she is adorable....

AI: Great job on the seedpod, great form...
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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

Hi all, got these done at art club this week, watercolour A5 about an hour...
1 - rectangle
2 - round
3 - triangle



...will try and get back to comment later ...

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Re: Scavenger Hunt #573, Jan 20 - Jan 29

Thanks all for your kind comment.

EP: Super cute bunny and sketch

Scatty: Lovely snack treats in all shapes.
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