|Even more progress!|
The mare sections at the top and left of Copernicus crater were really challenging. As I approached the bottom of the Imbrium basin, I got more and more nervous about exactly how the basins would 'express' themselves. I wanted them to be bold and easily recognized, but didn't want to lose the subtlety of the interesting margins, and of the craters and their ejecta. So I moved very carefully, filling in the area to ensure that the basin would have an obvious round edge to it, but also ensuring that all the important tiny features could still be seen.
|Close up of the area around|
What I'm starting to worry about now is how to hide the errors I'm spotting. Like how my Moon is not a perfect circle anymore. Pressure from the different areas as I glued them in place slowly altered the nature of the outline - it isn't quite a perfect circle. I can see flatter areas, and areas with slight bulges. Not sure how to hide this - I was already planning to put mat board around the outline, so perhaps this will make the project look more even.
Image Credits - My pix of my own quilling, my design!