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Explore the artwork of Rembrandt and observe the mastery of his cross-hatching technique. Students add color to this technique in a drawing of their own!
Shading is an effective way to add elements of depth and realism to any drawing. Cross-hatching, or shading with lines, is a great technique to accomplish this while adding movement to a drawing. An artist that mastered this technique is Rembrandt van Rijn.
Show students examples of Rembrandt’s famous etchings. Take notice of his use of lines for shading. How does he use the cross-hatching technique to darken certain areas of the drawing? How does the variety of values enhance the realism of the image?
On a piece of construction paper, students practice creating different values with the cross-hatching technique using Crayola® Colored Pencils. To cross-hatch, fill an area with closely-spaced parallel lines. Cross over those marks with lines drawn in the opposite direction to darken the value. Experiment with different colors to find which are most effective.
Students create their own masterpiece using the cross-hatching technique, just as Rembrandt did! Use Rembrandt’s artwork for inspiration. He often illustrated important events, people, and even self-portraits. Students select the subject for their drawing based on these themes.
On a fresh piece of construction paper, lightly sketch the drawing. Add layers of detail and depth to the drawing. Remember to use the cross-hatching technique! Use one color in the drawing, like Rembrandt did, or liven it up with a variety of Colored Pencils!
Frame the drawing by mounting it on a piece of dark-colored paper and display the masterpieces in the classroom.
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