Fantastic sketchwork, Michel--all of them.
I went up to my high field with my 12x36 image stabilized binoculars this morning at 0900 UT (5:00 local), about an hour before local sunrise, hoping to see NEOWISE. Unfortunately, the mountain to my east gets higher to the northeast so I wasn't very optimistic. El Nath didn't rise above the mountain until 0915 UT and by the time the comet would have been above the mountain I couldn't see El Nath in the binoculars anymore. I scanned for it but no joy. I might try again tomorrow morning.
While I was waiting for the comet to rise I looked around and could see Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Venus tracing out the ecliptic down to the glow of the Sun below the horizon. A nice opportunity to see the Solar System in three dimensions. Starting at Mars, I imagined looking out past the Asteroid Belt to Jupiter and behind it (not beside) distant Saturn. Turning around, there was Venus, inside our orbit, and, hidden by the Earth, the glowing Sun.
It was a gorgeous early morning here, clear, warm and still. As I waited for the comet, a wood thrush began to sing, followed by some cardinals and a barred owl hooted up the holler. So I really wasn't too disappointed I missed seeing the comet.