Improve Your Ink Drawing with Hatching Techniques

Jen Dixon, Jen Dixon, abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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7 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

    • Let's Talk About Hatching

    • Materials Needed

    • Project: Pen Personality

    • Project: Hatching Patchwork

    • Project: Taking It Further

    • Thank you


About This Class


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.



246 of 255 students recommendSee All

Clear and useful. Thank's
Jen's hatching techniques have not only improved my ink drawings, but my pencil drawings, too.
Sonya DIYart

Writer, doodler, DIY art school student

It was quick with clear information and a strong practice project.
Donyae Coles

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye





Jen Dixon

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 life-drawing. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in a 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 Industrial Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Jen has worked as a muralist, corporate display artist for former national retail giant Musicland Group (US), and a commissions painter. She tutors regularly from her studio, and her art hangs in private collections around the world.