Comic Art Terms – Hatching
Hatching is the use of parallel lines drawn closely together. Distance may be varied to allow more or less white space between the lines, or lineweight varied to thicken the darkness of the lines. The main concept is that the quantity, thickness and spacing of the lines will affect the brightness of the overall image, and emphasize forms creating the illusion of volume. Hatching lines should always follow the forms. By increasing quantity, thickness and closeness, a darker area will result.