Drawn to the Universe – MARCH 2012 – Mars – Erika Rix

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Article by Erika Rix

Subject: Mars
Issue: March 2012 Astronomy Now
Basic Media: Charcoal on white stock
Featured Technique: Using charcoal and blending techniques to sketch Mars
Suggested Sketching Materials:
  • Clipboard with white acid-free drawing paper
  • Assortment of compressed charcoal in pencil and stick forms
  • White vinyl eraser pencil (with craft knife for shaping) and a kneaded rubber eraser
  • Chamois and an assortment of blending stumps
  • Cloth rag for wiping your fingertips

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