Cross-hatching is a rather rare drawing technique nowadays. However this is a well-known style due to works of such artists as Albrecht Dürer, Gustave Doré, John Tenniel, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci. Igor Lukyanov is a Ukrainian artist who tries to follow the cross-hatching traditions of thos
several hatchings such as cross lines and dots are used to represent the depth within this portrait. as seen in this image the darkness of an area is shown by doing a much more of a closer/tight hatchings.
When discussing truth, we often associate the truth about ourselves, which is often unknown. We gather truth through our senses, such as sight. A man of 70 may feel as young as he did 40 years ago, mentally, but his reflection reminds him of just how old he is. This image gives the impression of someone looking down at their hands, wrinkled and withered, they are reminded of their age and the life they've lead, reminded by the truth, despite how they feel inside.