My Adventures In Art

Tag: Cross-hatching

Challenge: creating tone with cross-hatching

9 examples of me practicing crosshatching

I really like using pen and ink to create pictures. Cross hatching is a very useful tool to help build up those images. Using hatching and cross hatching you can build different tone values and you can use those tones to build a picture. So I decided to set myself the challenge of doing 9 drawings […]

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. […]

Day 28: A pan, a man, two doll faces

Drawing of man smoking

Had another go at the cross-hatched pan from yesterday. I was trying to make it less “busy”. I don’t think I succeeded. I turned the pan round so I didn’t have to contend with the spout which just looked wrong, but the picture looked just as busy, and just not right, or not as satisfying […]

Day 27: Copying and emulating

Cross-hatched cup

Another exercise from Keys to Drawing. In the book he discusses 7 artists different drawing styles, or their “handwriting”. He gets you to go over their lines in the air to get a feeling for how they are drawing. He says you shouldn’t be ashamed of copying artists to help you learn. You can’t really […]