Derby #268: Crosshatch Rehash
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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lyonscc


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Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


Who watches the watchers?

Mavyn


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I like it, but there aren't many crosshatches visible.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

lyonscc


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Mavyn wrote:I like it, but there aren't many crosshatches visible.


Most of them are in the night sky, though there are some in the moon. I tried to use R->L hatches to show movement and texture, and L->R hatches to shade.

Mavyn


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lyonscc wrote:Most of them are in the night sky, though there are some in the moon. I tried to use R->L hatches to show movement and texture, and L->R hatches to shade.


They seem more like an accident than a deliberate use of the crossing to create texture or shade.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

lyonscc


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Mavyn wrote:They seem more like an accident than a deliberate use of the crossing to create texture or shade.


Um, sorry?

If you look at the full-shirt design, the difference in shades is a bit more obvious. I wanted the night sky to show through (since I only had one color) and to appear darker than the moon (which also needed darker and lighter patches).

In looking at designs from the prior derby, not all "hatching" was fully cross-hatched.

Mavyn


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lyonscc wrote:Um, sorry?

If you look at the full-shirt design, the difference in shades is a bit more obvious. I wanted the night sky to show through (since I only had one color) and to appear darker than the moon (which also needed darker and lighter patches).

In looking at designs from the prior derby, not all "hatching" was fully cross-hatched.


Not all, but they were the majority. As I said, I like the image, but if I were asked to identify a style, 'crosshatching' wouldn't be the most obvious.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

lyonscc


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Mavyn wrote:Not all, but they were the majority. As I said, I like the image, but if I were asked to identify a style, 'crosshatching' wouldn't be the most obvious.


Gotcha.

I understand where you're coming from - I had to Google "Crosshatching" last week when it was announced, just to see what it was defined as. My last true art class was in 1982, so the derbies are, themselves, a bit of an education. Until I started participating in these I couldn't have told you what Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Prompe L'oeil, etc. were...

Best regards.

redwingsilvertail


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Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


Points with me, for using Latin...

ellerythecelery


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Just re-encountered this phrase while re-reading one of my favorite scifi/fantasy novels: Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett. Terry Pratchett's insurpassable Captain Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch answers the question with, "We watch each other." Your shirt design reminds me of this hilarious character, marvelous book, and genius author! Well done, and thanks

Barc7


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ellerythecelery wrote:Just re-encountered this phrase while re-reading one of my favorite scifi/fantasy novels: Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett. Terry Pratchett's insurpassable Captain Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch answers the question with, "We watch each other." Your shirt design reminds me of this hilarious character, marvelous book, and genius author! Well done, and thanks


I first encountered it in one of Robert Heinlein's juveniles: Space Cadet.

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