Drawn to the Universe
DECEMBER 2010 – Twilight Conjunction

Sketch of Twilight Lunar-Planetary Conjunction

Sketch of Twilight Lunar-Planetary Conjunction – AUG 13, 2010

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Conjunction Sketch by Carlos Hernandez
Digital conjunction sketch by Carlos Hernandez included in the column
Waning Crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter on April 22, 2009 (09:30 U.T.)
 
December 2010 Astronomy Now thumbnail
Subject: Twilight Planetary Conjunction
Issue: December 2010 Astronomy Now
Basic Media: Pastel and charcoal on black paper
Featured Technique: Using color pastel and charcoal on black stock to capture a twilight lunar-planetary conjunction.
Suggested Sketching Materials:
  • Black card stock
  • Soft pastel sticks in a selection of twilight colors
  • White and colored pastel pencils in a selection of typical star colors
  • Charcoal pencil
  • White, fine point marker
  • Plastic circle template
  • Blending stump and artist’s chamois or tissue paper
  • Sanding block
  • White vinyl eraser
  • Sheet of blank copy paper (for resting your hand and protecting the pastel surface)
  • Acid free artist masking tape
  • Spray fixative
  • Clipboard and observing light

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