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on: May 25, 2012, 11:52:42 AM
  :tickedoff: at myself. Is it just me or are others having trouble staying in the lines while crosshatching.   :confused: I started out using a ruler to get straight lines for crosshatching and had no trouble ending the lines on the edge, but it was very slow. Then I watched Nolans video and he made it look so easy so I decided to do it the way he does. I keep going out of lines doing it his way. I find the planes easier by crosshatching.  :help: Anyone have any suggestions or answers?  Would really appreciate it.  Decided to leave the rocks until Nolan gets back and tells me how I can correct them.
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Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 03:41:29 PM
I didn't seem to have a lot of problem that way Honeysuckle.  I'm sorry you're so frustrated.

I think the crosshatching would look much better, more natural done freehand rather than with a ruler.  You're more apt to have smudging that way.

I can't remember, but I may have gone over the lines a bit and just erased it.

I'm wondering if it would help if you started at the line and moved inward, not going all the way to the other line, but then starting at that line and move inward.

Nolan's the expert though.  I think he's probably working hard behind the scenes for us and hopefully getting some R&R.  I don't see him around here much.   
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Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 02:00:12 PM
 :sweat:I was so ill with cross hatching. I do not like that style either. I like the scrumbling better. Cross hatching does have the same look. Glad to see I am not the only one.


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Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 12:25:06 PM
  :thankyou:  Thanks Lillian and Jama.   O0 Yeah I'll try that Lillian, but knowing my shaky hands they probably won't meet.    :smiley6600: Jama, I am glad to hear that I am not the only one having that trouble.  I am trying to do the cup at this time and mine does not look like a cup but a flat something or other. It looks like a cup if I do the other shading, like the rocks (which do not look right either). Oh well I'll just keep plugging along. Not this weekend though. Family and all that.  :yippee:
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Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 12:38:04 PM
Honeysuckle. Posts pics of what you are up to. Someone should be able to give you some advice as to how to correct the flatness.

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Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 04:51:06 PM
Honeysuckle, what helps me is to remember in the shadow area they are closer together. The further out you go towards the light the further away they are. Don't get discourage, you will get it. It would be better if you would put it on here. So you can get some help.
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Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 07:20:16 PM
hatch until almost up to the line and hatch from the line inwards O0


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