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Hatching

A technique of modeling, indicating tone and suggesting light and shade in drawing or tempera painting, using closely set parallel lines. A technique used in drawing and linear forms of printmaking, in which lines are placed in parallel series to darken the value of an area. Cross-hatching is drawing one set of hatchings over another in a different direction so that the lines cross.

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