Theo, Cyril and Cath

Craters on the moon.
Royal Astronomical Society

Title: Theo, Cyril and Cath

Description: The craters Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina plus others.

Maker: Nicky Robertson

Techniques used:

"I began by drawing the craters onto fine cotton fabric with Inktense colour sticks and water. Once dried the colours are fixed by ironing. I then used free machine stitching to ‘draw’ in more details and depth of tone."


"I was inspired by the dramatic effects seen on the Moon near the terminator. These are the craters Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina, I used an image in Sky at Night Magazine and my own images Taken with my iPhone and spotter scope."