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JULY 2011 – Mare Nectaris

Sketch of the Mare Nectaris

Mare Nectaris

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Subject: Mare Nectaris
Issue: July 2011 Astronomy Now
Basic Media: Charcoal on white stock
Featured Technique: Sketching a broad lunar region by shading a base layer of charcoal and then adding charcoal or subtracting with erasers to refine details.
Suggested Sketching Materials:
  • Acid free sketch paper
  • Charcoal pencils in hard and soft weights
  • White charcoal or pastel pencil
  • White vinyl eraser pencil and putty rubber
  • Chamois and blending stump
  • Clipboard and observing light
  • Spray fixative (such as Winsor and Newton’s Artist Fixative)