Cross-hatching

DEFINITION

See Hatching<br><br>Using fine overlapping planes of parallel lines of color or pencil to achieve texture or shading. Used in traditional egg tempera technique; drawing in pencil, chalk, pen and ink; and engraving, etching, and other printmaking techniques.<br><br> The practice of overlapping parallel sets of lines in drawing to indicate lights and darks, or shading. (Hatching is one set of parallel lines, cross-hatching is one set going in one direction, with another overlapped set going in a different, often perpendicular, direction.)<br><br>See hatching.<br><br>Creating tonal or shading effects with closely spaced parallel lines. When more such lines are placed at an angle across the first, it is called cross-hatching. Artists use this technique, varying the length, angle, closeness and other qualities of the lines, most commonly in drawing, linear painting, engraving, and ethnic. Hatching is also referred to with the French word hachure.A value scale produced with with pen and ink on white paper, by hatching and cross-hatching:a hatched scaleExample artworks:Albrecht D?rer (German, 1471-1528), Sechs Kissen (Six Pillows), 1493, ink on paper, 276 x 202 cm. D?rer produced this drawing when he was twenty-two years old. See drapery and Northern Renaissance. There is Andreas Freise&#39;s (German, contemporary), 2001 95-line ascii version of this picture.

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