My Adventures In Art

Weekly Art Challenge: Crosshatching 3

Crosshatching practice

The object of the exercise: In the second crosshatching challenge  I followed a YouTube tutorial video that showed how to crosshatch an arm. I was quite pleased with  the results but it involved following very closely the lines drawn by the tutor. The next stage was to try working out, on my own, where the cross […]

Weekly Art Challenge: Crosshatching 2

Crosshatching on an arm

The object of the exercise: After completing the first crosshatching challenge  I realised that cross-hatching is harder than it looks! I watched Alphonso Dunn’s tutorial on cross hatching and copied his method stroke for stroke. I was pleased with the results at that stage. But then I tried drawing a nose from scratch with less pleasing […]

Weekly Art Challenge: Crosshatching 1

A cross-hatched nose

The object of the exercise: Crosshatching is a skill I have tried but made little progress with. I wanted to make a concerted effort to rectify that. It seems to mostly be done with pen and ink. I like the idea of using pen and ink because it should stop me worrying about making mistakes. […]