I made this video while talking about my crosshatching style on google plus. It’s a progress shot of the map I’ll be posting tomorrow – the Morlock Lairs north of the Lost River Cave. I wish I could say this was some of my better work, but it was my first time trying to handle a camera in one hand while drawing with another, so the lines are a bit shaky at times and not always exactly where I wanted them.
Regardless, it does show some of the key tricks in my work
– angling the ends of the lines so the next set have an obvious crossing point
– changing the number of lines (3, 4, 5, 2) per set
– differing lengths of lines
Just run with it and get it over with, and in time you’ll get better at it. I’ve been crosshatching nearly every day for almost 6 years now.