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Improve Your Ink Drawing with Hatching Techniques

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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7 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

      1:10
    • Let's Talk About Hatching

      2:07
    • Materials Needed

      3:58
    • Project: Pen Personality

      2:56
    • Project: Hatching Patchwork

      3:25
    • Project: Taking It Further

      0:56
    • Thank you

      0:24

About This Class

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This is an introductory level class, in a bite-size format, to build skills through drills.

Improve Your Ink Drawing with Hatching Techniques is about creating confident lines with control to express unique tones or patterns in your drawings and illustrations. Although aimed at beginners, this class is useful for building skill or getting out of a rut at any level.
There are three projects in this class.

First, you'll create a Pen Personality reference sheet. Then, using a grid, you’ll practice linear hatching, crosshatching, and contour mark-making by creating a Hatching Patchwork. Finally, using your new, ink hatching confidence, experiment with layering lines and combining marks to create unique textures and effects, perhaps using mixed media.

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Very very interesting
Thank you, Jen! the class is very helpful and I love how you explained everything carefully and professionally) time to prepare my microns and fabercastells)
Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator, designer

Short and inspiring class
Jelena Novakovic

Artist and illustrator

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Jen Dixon

Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

Jen Dixon works mostly in mixed media abstract and figurative painting. She is also an illustrator, writer, and teaches privately both groups and individuals. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in a windy village on the North Cornwall coast of England.

Having led her first drawing classes at the age of six, she continued with art throughout her school days by selling portraits and sign-painting for local businesses. She taught art to young teens before achieving a degree in Industr...

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