Wednesday, March 17, 2010
If you look at my earlier posts you will certainly notice that my favorite drawing technique is cross-hatching. I have recently understood that I had been constantly emphasizing my ability to draw using the cross-hatching technique but almost all my examples of cross hatching drawings were portraits. However my hatching art is not limited to portraits only, and today I would like to show you a few non-portrait cross-hatching drawings and illustrations. I think many of these works shows pretty well how to draw cross-hatching in order to create the volume of an image and unusual, cool look. I tried my best to make my cross-hatching style somewhat close to the hatching and cross-hatching drawing style of such famous artists as Albrecht Dürer, Gustave Doré, John Tenniel, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci who are well-known masters of the hatching drawing technique and whose art inspires me a lot. That is why some of my cross-hatch drawings look like old-fashion engraving illustrations.
The book I recommend for learning how to draw with pen and ink
A lot of people ask me what kind of pen I use for drawing cross hatching. Well, I prefer using Uni Pin Fine Line pens 0.1 - 0.5 mm for this drawing style.
Non-portrait cross-hatching drawings
Related cross hatching posts:Drawing a portrait (cross-hatching technique)