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How do we use pen-and-ink to create light, shadow and texture? The most obvious answer is by using "cross hatching" ... the old, reliable, go-to shading technique. In this assignment students were asked to go beyond cross hatching and invent their own pen and ink patters and themes. Students first created a bird silhouette from a photograph. Then they used pen and ink motifs to give form and dimension to the bird.