Crosshatching is one of those techniques I'v over-abused in the past so experience, I hope, as taught me how much I can use on an individaul piece without 'overcrowding' it! Then what I think is "just-right" someone else may think is too much-LOL. Thank-you for your kind words.
Your cross hatching is beautiful; and not too overdone either.
The thing I think I love most about this image though is the shading on the hand with the cigarette and the detail you've worked into the hair.
Thank-you James. There were quite a few elements in this piece I was pleased with but then, as you are most likely are aware, we "artists" pick the most holes in our own work! There are a number of things I don't like but the "goal" is to out number the bits I don't like with the bits that I do;-)
I like it!! Great work, Darren! I love how you have achieved the cigarette flicking effect with her hand, nice bold style, excellent line-work!
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