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APR 2009 – Messier 51

Subject: Messier 51 (NGC 5194/5195)
Issue: April 2009 Astronomy Now
Basic Media: Graphite on white paper
Featured Technique: Use of blending stump and kneaded eraser (putty rubber) to build progressively fainter details in a sketch.
Suggested Materials:
  • Strathmore 80# drawing paper
  • 2H and HB drafting pencils
  • Blending stump
  • White plastic eraser
  • Kneaded eraser (Putty rubber)
  • Clipboard and adjustable red light
Positive Sketch of Messier 51 (M51 / NGC 5194+5195)

Inverted, Positive Sketch of Messier 51 (NGC 5194/5195)

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Negative Sketch of Messier 51 (M51 / NGC 5194+5195)

Original Negative Sketch of Messier 51 (NGC 5194/5195)

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