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on: May 18, 2016, 04:57:16 AM
Hi everyone.

I would like some feedback on my cross hatching exercise with the coffee cup.  I feel like it looks like a bunch of cross hatching, instead of actual shading.    I'd appreciate some advice on what I need to do to give it a more realistic look with the cross hatching.  Thanks in advance.

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Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 05:01:44 AM
Hi again. 

I decided to challenge myself with the Teddy Bear and the cross hatching technique by using pen instead of pencil.  I figured using  cross hatching meant that the shading came from the technique, not different grades of pencil so I could use a pen instead.  I think the Teddy Bear turned out a lot better then my coffee cup.  Thus the reason why I'd like some feedback on the coffee cup and what I can do to improve it.



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Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 05:12:17 AM
Clivus, you are doing well. With regard to the cross-hatching, what caught my attention immediately, was that I felt your lines were drawn too far apart.  If you drew them closer together you would find your drawings/shading much improved.  I hope I am making myself clear. However, wait for the more experienced artists to give their take on your questions.  Carry on for you are doing great.


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Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 07:26:27 AM
Clivus,

Your general shapes are well drawn, but your cross hatching lines need to be more consistent.  I think Patricia explained it better than I can.

It's the closeness of the crosshatches that produces the shading.  Stick with it, I had the same problem when I started crosshatching.

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Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 09:54:20 AM
Welcome to Paint Basket, Clivus. Patricia and Mea said it all. Tighter crosshatching.
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Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 08:42:26 PM
 :D Clivus, you did exactly what I've been wanting to do, cross hatching in ink! Good for you for stepping up and doing it. As the others commented, you just need to tighten up on your cross hatching and you will have the shading you are looking for.  O0
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Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 03:21:32 AM
Thanks everyone for your helpful comments.  Will attack another cross hatching project and try to apply the strokes closer together.


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Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 03:28:51 AM
Welcome to Paint Basket, Clivus, great to have you join us :heeha:

Your cross hatching is coming along nicely. It does take some practice to get the feel for it.

You are correct that with pure crosshatching you don't vary the pressure of the pencil or even the type of pencil. The technique itself is all about using varying distances between your strokes to obtain the tonal values you need.

After you have mastered that, then you will find you can also apply various pressures and use different grades of pencil too. O0


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Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 04:59:59 AM
Hi Again,

Here is my second try at the cross hatching taking into consideration what you guys mentioned regarding the lines being drawn too far apart.  I tried to do short lines, following  the contours, and keeping them closer together.  I still don't think I have it.  I still can't seem to get the smooth transition in variants of shading  like I could when I did the rocks and used shading instead of cross hatching. 



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Reply #9 on: May 23, 2016, 08:10:35 AM
Clivus,


This one does look better. The diagonal lines in the shadow seem to be distracting - maybe blend them in a bit.

It's good that you keep trying.  I had an awful time with cross-hatching at first, too.

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Reply #10 on: May 23, 2016, 09:26:13 AM
 :clap: I'm so glad to see your keeping at it, Clivus. This mug is much better than the first mug. I would still work with your directional lines so that your lines curve with the shape of your object. Your shadow areas and highlights are excellent!  :yippee:

Keep at it! That is how you learn. I had to work the lesson on perspectives for weeks.   :knuppel2: I just had the hardest time understanding the concept. As frustrating as it was, I learned A LOT!  :smart:
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Reply #11 on: May 31, 2016, 03:48:04 AM
what a huge improvement :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
cross hatching does take practice, but don't worry as you go along with the course, you will become more experienced and more confident. Then after the course you can do the crosshatched fish class for more practice O0


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Reply #12 on: May 31, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
Clivus your second mug shows a terrific improvement!  O0    Fan-tastic!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: June 17, 2016, 04:07:41 AM
Here is my goldfish using the scumbling technique.  I enjoyed how easy it was to make a picture from basically doodles.  It was so easy to create the shading, darks/lights using this technique.  Any feedback to improve the drawing is appreciated.



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Reply #14 on: June 17, 2016, 04:40:27 AM
 :clap: Excellent job on your goldfish, Clivis.   :yippee:
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