Cross Hatch and Watercolor Illustration

classes malka watercolor Apr 05, 2021

Watercolor painting is beautiful in and of itself, but let's explore a way we can enhance it with another lovely technique, cross-hatching. Cross-hatch illustration also stands on its own in its beauty when done right, but I like to use it as a way to make my paintings pop off the page. Incorporate these two styles and mediums into one for a work that is detailed, colorful and immensely satisfying. 

Topics Covered

  • Cross-hatching technique
  • Watercolor pencil usage
  • Learning to see and recreate light & shadow
  • Combining crosshatch and watercolor to form a unique composition

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

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  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Watercolor and Painting

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed

  • Watercolor paper or thick mixed media paper
  • 3-4 purple, green, blue, Watercolor pencils or traditional pan/ tubes
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Thick & Thin Fine liner (Must be waterproof. I used .3 and .8 size Copic. Micron is great too)
  • Cup of Water
  • Paint brush
  • Paper towels

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcacross on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Malka Klein


Instagram: @malkaklein


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