|Portrait is clickable|
Some time ago I decided to continue my exercises with crosshatching. Usually I use only dots/stipples on hedcut, even on suits drawing, and very few lines where it needs, for example on hedcut contours or curles forming. On this artwork I did crosshatching on coats and it was interesting to play with lights and shadows on folds. I think I will continue with this technique, in some cases it's much more effective than stipples.
|Here is a larger fragment.|
I didn't spend much time on background, I'm sure it should be subtle and non distractive here.
By the way, from all hedcut artists I've ever seen the best crosshatcher is Noli Novak. Besides using stipples she handles with lines in really virtuosic manner. Obviously it requires firm unjigerring hand, perfect feeling of volumes and maybe knowing of how warp threads are going on suit fabric.