Definitions for hatchingˈhætʃ ɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: hachure (def. 2). 2
Origin of hatching:
the production of young from an egg
hatch, hatching, crosshatch, hachure(noun)
shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
A method of shading areas of a drawing or diagram with fine parallel lines.
A group of birds, reptiles, fish, insects, etc., which emerge from their eggs at the same time.
We got a good hatching from the Swallowtail eggs.
a mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each other at angles more or less acute; -- called also crosshatching
Hatching is an artistic technique used to create tonal or shading effects by drawing closely spaced parallel lines. When lines are placed at an angle to one another, it is called cross-hatching. Hatching is especially important in essentially linear media, such as drawing, and many forms of printmaking, such as engraving, etching and woodcut. In Western art, hatching originated in the Middle Ages, and developed further into cross-hatching, especially in the old master prints of the fifteenth century. Master ES and Martin Schongauer in engraving and Erhard Reuwich and Michael Wolgemut in woodcut were pioneers of both techniques, and Albrecht Dürer in particular perfected the technique of crosshatching in both media. Twenty-first century artist Larry D. Alexander has created and developed a large body of Pen and Ink Drawings using the crosshatching technique since the early 1990s. Artists use the technique, varying the length, angle, closeness and other qualities of the lines, most commonly in drawing, linear painting and engraving.
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