SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY - FACE NO 16
|Pitt Artists Pen - by Jez|
One of my favourite blogs is Coreopsis at Occasional Musings and Scratchings, where I am always entranced by the skill and artistry of the cross-hatched shading. Do visit the site and see how different the work is, just marvellous - my inspiration to give it a try.
You can see quite clearly on my sketch that I have used a ruler to draw the hatching lines. the reason being that I have a wobbly hand, and there is no way I could draw straight lines. I shall try to be brave enough to draw freehand next time I do hatching, and not worry about wiggly lines, to see what emerges.
This was my original sketch, from an Egyptian painting in a history book, and at this stage I was happy and liked it. It was a real challenge to me to start drawing hatching lines on it and 'spoiling' it. You can just see faint pencil lines where I decided to draw the shading lines.
Another thing I'm pleased with is the number of 'comfort zones' I'm taking on, thanks to Martha at Ayala Art who challenges us with '29 Faces'.
Linking to29 FACES FEBRUARY 2014, AYALA ART