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Ribbon

Cross-hatching technique

all ART-I lessons

 

  • Start with drawing a border around the square. About 1 1/4 inch all way around.

  • Draw your first line any way you feel like.
 
  • Draw the secong line to complete the first ribbon.

 
  • Start drawing the second ribbon "behind" the first one.
  • Should look similar to this.
  • Important: mark (number) every ribbon as you draw it - especially where they overlap.
  • Draw a total of 12 ribbons.
  • Make sure they are all numbered.
  • Use a black pen and fill in all background areas with cross-hatching technique. Pay attention to where you shade.
  • This is what it looks like when you are done with this step.
  • See the numbers?
  • Skip ribbon #1
  • Start with ribbon #2. Shade everywhere where it is overlapped by ribbon #1.
  • Shade on both sides.
  • Value should fade from dark to light: start with dark cross-hatching, follow with hatching, space small strokes to lighten the value, finish fading with pointillism.
  • After you are done with ribbon #2, proceed to next ribbons.
   
 
  • Connect ribbons' ends. Use pencil at this point. Create folds, twists, etc.
   

 

  • Outline with black pen.
  • Complete shading.
  • Erase all pencil marks.

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