Crosshatching

Dan Nelson & David Finch (2013/2020)

In the long-awaited sequel to Pen and Ink Crosshatching master illustrator Dan Nelson describes and demonstrates his refined cross-hatching technique.

As a child growing up I always loved to draw. I would sit at my desk for hours creating wacky cartoon characters. However, little did I know at the time that it would be many years into adulthood that I would learn the importance of shading in order to add depth to my artworks. This video explores the techniques used when crosshatching. Give it a shot. It takes a lot of time, but it is very rewarding for your finished piece. Have fun!

Pro comic artist David Finch introduces you to cross hatching! In this lesson, we’ve got some beginner tips on how to practice drawing lines for cross hatching, how cross hatching shows form and in what stage of the drawing you’d want to begin cross hatching. He’ll also do a quick demonstration of cross hatching with The Flash!