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What is Crosshatching? – Pen and ink drawing 101

Cross hatching is the method of using black and white lines to give the illusion of tone or shade in a black and white drawing , which by definition, has only two tones or shade – Black and white

Hatching is filling in an area with parallel lines to create an illusion of tone or shade.

Adding another layer of lines, drawn in a different direction, gives the illusion of a darker shade.

Adding more layers in different directions, darkens the filled area more with each layer.

Used simply it is a way of filling areas with tone or shade.

Used creatively, cross hatching can also give the illusion or impression of depth or 3Dness.

It requires fine motor skills, patience and persistence to learn to draw lines at equal distances and make the tonal vale look even.

Practice a little bit everyday and you will soon be a master of Coss hatching.

How to Draw an Apple

In this video I show you how to work out the shape of an apple – how to draw it and then how to paint it in watercolour.

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How to Draw Afro Hair for World Afro Day – #WorldAfroDay

I had a request to draw curly hair yesterday and today I see on the TV that tomorrow is #WorldAfroDay So, what should I do? Ignore the signs from the Universe or show you how to draw an Afro hairstyle?

You Got it! Here is a video showing how to draw an afro hairstyle real easy – step by step – for beginners and experienced artists alike. This drawing involves quite a bit of cross-hatching to build up the tone and squiggly scribbling to get the texture – techniques you can use in many other drawings.

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