Illustrator Dan Nelson’s cross hatching technique

Watch illustrator Dan Nelson bring an illustration to life using thousands of tiny little strokes to build tone. Cross hatching is among the more complicated techniques in an illustrators tool-kit, and requires a fair bit of courage. Overworking the illustration is a constant anxiety that plays at the back of the mind until you gain a degree of proficiency with the technique.

Dan Nelson's Cross hatching technique

Watch the video below to see Dan break down the technique.

Visit Dan’s website to see more lovely artwork.