Bright comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) is the subject of this month’s column. We look at graphite techniques for sketching a comet, and optional digital colorizing of the coma.
|Subject:||C/2009 R1 (McNaught)|
|Issue:||August 2010 Astronomy Now|
|Basic Media:||Graphite and Charcoal on White Paper|
|Featured Technique:||Using graphite and blending stump to sketch the main comet features: coma, condensation, ion tail and dust tail. Finishing with the digital addition of color to the coma using Adobe Photoshop.|