I observed the Red Planet yesterday morning after sketching Jupiter and before sketching Comet NEOWISE. I had a doctor appointment yesterday too, so I'm not quite caught up on my sleep deficit.
Mare Sirenum was showing pretty dark but Solis Lacus was ill-defined. I think the dust storm of 2018 has changed the albedo somewhat. We'll see when it rotates more to face us (and Mars gets bigger).
The sketch was started at the eyepiece and finished after I came inside. I used 2B and HB pencils, a stump, and color pencil dust applied with a Q-tip on Strathmore drawing paper.
Mars is up to 12 arcseconds of apparent diameter!