I’ve never been to good at drawling and haven’t done too much of it outside of basic art classes, so I haven’t ever dove too far into specific techniques. After doing some research on cross hatching as well as just regular hatching, I was amazed with how it can transform a drawing. I had been sketching in mostly pen so I was unable to add any shading by pressing harder or lighter with the tool, like you can with a pencil. I found that with hatching you can create the same illusion of depth that a a shading can do. In addition to this the hatching and spacing of the hatches can play a big role in creating texture in a sketch.