Still playing catch-up, in a way, after the 3 month layoff. I’ve done pages of moon studies before. But now I am a little more purposeful, because these studies are for pages I am actually about to draw: the gradual appearance of the face in the moon. This page of sketches is not in the correct sequence. I also took the opportunity to use black acrylic instead of India ink for the night sky. I think I like the texture of it.
It won’t be a strip like that in the final — though looking at it makes me consider whether it should be. I’ll draw the final versions now, taking a little more care with the placement of the clouds, and making their shapes more consistent. And lighten up those craters a bit, next pass. Of