Revisiting cross-hatching by drawing a concrete dragon’s head at the bottom of the garden. I’m learning to keep the initial guidelines fairly fine, unlike in the Skansen picture, so they don’t unbalance the overall effect. I’m also starting to understand how the direction of the hatched lines suggests the 3D shape.

I love the cumulative hatching process, adding volume and tone line by line, but my eyes needed a good rest after! I used the trusty Lamy Safari, but with the B nib reversed most of the time to get the fine lines.

Lamy Safari B with carbon ink,  A5

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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