Learn more sketching techniques
For further information on astronomical sketching, be sure to follow David J. Eicher's "Deep-sky Showcase" in each issue of Astronomy
(page 68 this month). You can observe the objects he suggests and compare sketching results.
For more Internet resources, log on to Bill Greer's astronomy site at www.rangeweb.net/~sketcher.
In addition, look into Math Heijen's how-to at www.backyard-astro.com/focusonarchive/sketching/sketching.html.
For a video clip featuring Dave Eicher, subscribers can visit www.Astronomy.com/videos.
Click on "How to," and scroll down toward the bottom to get to "Sketching from the telescope."
Finally, from Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series comes an excellent book, Astronomical Sketching
(Springer, 2007). You'll find in-depth instruction on a variety of astro-sketching techniques from authors Richard Handy, David B. Moody, Jeremy Perez, Erika Rix, and Sol Robbins.