skin and shadows

by Aunt Herbert, June 10th 2021 © 2021 Aunt Herbert

getting more experimental with the hatching. I would love to reproduce light scapes by emitting them from a darker pattern, but that in turn demands a very consistent dark pattern with well defined edges....

Also reproducing single-tone smooth dark areas with a pattern is a challenge in general. I can't just "observe" the correct solution, as the patterns just don't exist on the reference, and my theories on which pattern to use, and which direction to chose for hatching remain inconsistent and changing. I suspect much more trial-and-error to follow.

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Greatest job on your efforts on rendering your pose above with tonal hatching and crosshatching, so far, so good.

I've got one tinier, smallest and littlest suggestion: I love your rendering technique of hatching, but I'm just not getting enough of the brutality and vitality in this rendering. Would you please practice more hatching techniques for 30 minutes of 30 second hatches, though this video down there?


The reason why you would and should do this suggestion is as well as practicing out your hatching, though it's gonna be a bit too dull, it could be able to be the most fun for you, if you could make them less stiffest and the most boldest, confident, fluidest, and liveliest in the poses, even it'll be just a little bit of some expressionist.

(I don't know if it's gonna work for the both of us, but it'll be worth it.)

Good luck to you, and I hope you'll find this completely and absolutely useful and practical.

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