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Moon Phases by Izzabell Moon Phases by Izzabell
I work at a planetarium and for one of our shows, we talk about the moon. I always have to draw up a diagram on the chalkboard and one day I decided that I was going to make it prettier. This diagram is supposed to be read from right to left. The reason for this, is because this is how it appears in the sky if you were to place each phase in order of appearance. This is because like the sun, the moon rises from the east and sets in the west.

When I looked at the original drawing, the style that seemed correct was similar to an old diagram of moon phases drawn in ink on old paper.

The only things I didn't make myself are the fonts, which I got at da font [link] I made this about memorial day weekend. Since then, I converted the fonts into objects so I don't quite remember their names (I know, I know...bad graphic designer! You should know better!) I might try looking through the fonts later...

Another thing that I didn't make myself were the splatter. I got the splatter from some brush package. I don't remember if i got it from a free site or here. Either way I picked the splatter that i liked the best and made a new image in photoshop and put a new splatter on each document. After I picked all the splatters, I brought it into Illustrator and lived traced everything.
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chriswhiteger Feb 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi Izzabell,

absolutely great work. :) I love it!

Is it possible to get the psd?

Lovely Greetz from Germany
Cheers Chris
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Izzabell Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
I made it in Illustrator, either way, why do want the original file? 
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zyera5 Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this so much! <3
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Izzabell Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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faunamorningstar Jun 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hey Izzabell, beautiful image, but I thought waning was the shrinking moon and waxing was the growing moon... ? I guess its a cycle so it could be going backwards?
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faunamorningstar Jun 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
oh I read the lower comment... right to left huh? how come?
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Izzabell Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I was told that reason this diagram is set up the way it is, is because that is the way the phases appear in the sky if you were to line them up in order of appearance. This is because like the sun, the moon rises from the east and sets in the west.

I hope this answers your question.
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faunamorningstar Nov 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
cool, thx Izza
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Izzabell Dec 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
no problem!
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Izzabell Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol, I can't remember right at this second.....the Director of the Planetarium I work at told me this is the way it needs to be drawn. I can't remember if he gave me a reason. I'm going to look it up and get back to you.
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