Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

Olivia Knapp is an artist from somewhere in the Washington State. After working as a Printed Textile Designer in the fashion industry for several years, Olivia is now devoting most of her time to her detailed drawings. Her intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th to 18th centuries. Her tight cross-hatching technique involves long, slow, and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. These un-swelled lines incorporate a “line to dot” rendering method as well as an extremely rare “dot and lozenge” rendering method. “Dot and lozenge” is a practice that was used by 16th century masters, in which a dot is placed in the center of a diamond shape made by a cross-hatching pattern, helping to refine the transition between values.

Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

Huge cross-Hatch Drawings by Olivia Knapp

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