I'm still a beginning observer and I spent a number of hours looking at what I _can't_ see back home - DSOs. So I got to see a number of items for the first time - M8, M22, M23, M25... Nothing was like what I imagined from reading or looking at photos.
So I took an hour and made my 3rd ever sketch. It's M8. I used a TV-85 with a 13mm Ethos eyepiece giving a 47x magnification. North is up and West is to the left. I estimated NELM at 6.5 and the skies were a bit hazy (all my maps and sketch paper was damp within 2 hours).
I'm keeping in mind that eventually I'll get better.