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Author Topic: Using or Not Using Contour Hatching  (Read 379 times)


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on: March 21, 2012, 05:41:41 PM
Like painting, I have already done a ton of research on drawing. Approaches....that is the one that gets me. It would probably be better to NOT know about approaches. Your mind goes in all directions...he does it like these, he did it that way.
Or, you see a tutorial showing you a drawing and how he did it....step by step. But anyone can do it ANYWAY.

Yes, i'd be better off not knowing and just use common sense.
Contour lines, cross hatching, all that....i think alot of artists don't use any of that. Of course, it's all a matter of preference. So, if i am going to draw exactly like the photo, i do not SEE any contour lines, cross hatching, etc. Just pure shading. This would mean I could fill in everything in any way at all with shades, as long as it ends up blended. It wouldn't matter if i started out using contour hatching because it'll end up shaded out anyway. This is MY own approach because i feel more comfortable with this.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.