Image from page 71 of "The W. Martin Johnson school of art. Elementary instruction in color, perspective, lights and shadows, pen drawing and composition" (1909)(PID:14743168206) Source
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Identifier: wmartinjohnsonsc00john Title: The W. Martin Johnson school of art. Elementary instruction in color, perspective, lights and shadows, pen drawing and composition Year: 1909 (1900s) Authors: Johnson, William Martin, 1862- [from old catalog] Subjects: Art Publisher: New York city Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ences retained in his memory the greater are his re-sources in the language of art. It is not to be understood that the artist does notforget many things, and for that reason he constantlyrefreshes himself at the fountain of nature and verifieshis work by the aid of models. But the artist is not acamera which can only record what it sees. Thegreatest care is necessary in study so that no imperfectimpressions find lodgment in the memory to stifle andconfuse the precise and definite. As the pen requires accuracy and precision, its useis advised for line drawing. Those who begin withthe pencil in one hand and a rubber in the other, willsoon find, however convenient the latter may be, thatit induces carelessness, a habit that is difficult to over-come. The pencil or charcoal is each good in its place,but not in the hands of beginners. In his first exercises the student will closely ob-serve the beginning, direction and termination of ashort straight line and then draw the line with one 63 Text Appearing After Image: SIMPLE EXERCISES IN PEN LINES stroke of the pen. It may aid the pupil to practiseonruled letter paper. Trace the lines from left to rightand from right to left, making each stroke distinct andclear. Endeavor to draw at once with confidence, notwith uncertain touches, as if feeling the way. Whensome degree of skill is thus obtained, lay aside theguide and draw without its aid. There will be foundsome difficulty in making continuous lines of greatlength, for the hand is likely to get in the lead of thesight and stray from its proper direction. When thepen does go wrong, stop and draw the line over again.Practice until you can accurately draw horizontal, up-right and oblique lines and make others parallel to them. 64 Ragged lines Light and heavy lines; uneven tint Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
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