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ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS & TECHNIQUES

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BASIC DRAWING TECHNIQUES

The possibilities for using drawing materials are limitless, but there are some traditional methods of application you should know.

Hatching

Hatching is the application of tone, or shading, by drawing closely spaced parallel lines. The closer the lines are together, the darker the shading appears. Artists adjust the length, angle, closeness, and quality of the lines to create variation.

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Hatching

Crosshatching

Crosshatching is the application of single hatch marks at an angle to ...

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