kylemittskus wrote:You can't cite one example of an artist woot used as a reference and justify the lack of hatching in your shirt. Escher did do things other than trompe l'oeil.
I can if we are talking about the style of the hatching according to the artists and the century they're from. Both Durer and Schongauer were both from the 15th century, while Gorey was from the 20th. Both time periods had a distinct aesthetic approach to it's artwork. The 15th century contained more of a realistic, intensely detailed style that was rampant during the period. The 20th, as you should know having live in it, has taken on a more simplistic approach that embraces pleasing planes of solid color. What I have done here is emulate many of Gorey's smaller, simpler works that were meant to stand alone in their bizarreness. His prints, in contrast to the other artists, were meant to come off as childish and dark, rather than overwhelmingly powerful and painstaking. If you search for Gorey's artwork, take particular note of his tarot deck, as it has excellent examples of simple characters on a white plane.
You should also note that there is a difference between hatching and cross-hatching. The derby is only called cross-hatching because they didn't want to confuse everyone.
Also, have you ever hugged a panda? The depth and insane fluffiness of their fur can only be drawn under my pen as solid planes of white and darkness. The simplicity of the lines only adds to the simplicity of the panda's life, for he is merely adorable in our lives and serves no grand purpose in this world. Honestly, did you want me to overwhelm this little guy with intense angles? The cherry placed delicately on his head I'm sure is enough for him to balance.