Art of Drawing: The Complete Course (Practical Art) by David Sanmiguel

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Copyright © 2015 by way of Jared Blando
Published via influence Books
eISBN: 9781440340321
This book variation: July 2015 (v. 1. 0).

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The pencil can then be used as a measure for comparing width and height or the length of one line with another (just as a ruler might be applied directly to the objects themselves), the thumb nail being allowed to slide along on the pencil until it marks any desired point. It is best to take the smaller dimension first and use it as a unit of measure for the larger. As the various proportions are compared in this way the corresponding dimensions on the drawing can be tested either by the eye or by laying the pencil directly upon them.

The sketch books and pads for sale in all art stores are good for small work. Erasers—As a rule it is best to avoid the use of erasers so far as possible, as erasing often injures the paper surface, but art gum or a soft white eraser is necessary for removing construction lines and for cleaning the sheet. A fairly hard red or green eraser may be required sometimes for correcting errors, and a soft “kneaded” rubber is very useful in lifting superfluous tone from a portion of a drawing. An erasing shield is an essential if changes are to be made.

Com PREFACE. AN ARTISTIC conception is susceptible of translation into graphic expression through a variety of media, but by a certain universality of custom, or perhaps more accurately of convenience, the familiar lead pencil has achieved a significance derived from its immediate association with all forms of pictorial delineation. One may speak of it as a kind of staff upon which the artist or the draftsman leans most heavily. But this popular acceptance or recognition has, curiously enough, failed to carry with it an equivalent degree of appreciative comment or of authoritative instruction in the technique of its individual employment.

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