Chapman, J.G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889. / The American drawing-book: a manual for the amateur, and basis of study for the professional artist: especially adapted to the use of public and private schools, as well as home instruction.
(1870 [1873 printing])
Contents, pp. [unnumbered]-viii
IN T U 0 D U CT ION. "ANY ONE WHO CAN LEARN TO WRITE, CAN LEARN TO DRAW." Universal Utility of a Capacity for Drawing.- Ease with which it may be acquired. - Requirement of a more General Appreciation of the Advantages to be derived from its Cultivation......................PAGE 3 CHAPTER 1. PRIMARY INSTRUCTIONS IN DRAWING. I. Facility of Hand one of the first Requisites in Draw- ing. - Means by which it may be acquired. -2 to 11. Of Straight Lines. -3, 85. Importance of Early In- struction. - 4. Drawing Copy-Books for Schools, etc. -12,15, 16, 17. Of Rectangular forms.-18, 14, 15. Practical Hints with regard to producing Tints, etc., by Lines. - 19. Importance of Clearness and Decis- ion of Line. - 20, 21, 22. Of Curved Lines. - 28. The Black-Board. - 24. Giotto. - 25. Inclination in Young Persons for Design should be encouraged. - 26, 29, 80. Of Figures formed by Curved Lines. - 81. An Equal Degree of Excellence can not be reasonably expected in all who attempt to learn to draw. - 82, 83. Drawing from Nature. - 84. Affectation of Manner to be avoided.- 36. Drawing-Materials. - 87, 89. The Pen.-40. Ink.-41. Sepia.-42 to 45. Pencils, etc. - 46 Crayons. - 47, 48. Advice to Learners 11 CHAPTER II. RUDIMENTS OF DRAWING THE HUMAN HEAD. 50, 51. Introductory Observations on Drawing the Hu- man Head. - 52, 58, 54. Of the Features. - 55. Their Proportions, etc. - 56, 61, 62, 63. Of the Head in Profile. - 57, 58, 64, 67. Of the Applicability of the Oval, etc., as a Basis for Drawing the Head. - 59. Im- portance of Anatomical Knowledge. - 60. Theory and Practice should go together. - 64, 65. Of the Full Face. - 66. Application of the Laws of Perspective in Drawing the Head. - 67. Of a Three-Quarter View of the Face. - 68, 69. Of the Central Line. - Of General Impressions. - 70. Study of Nature. CHAPTER III. RUDIMENTS IN DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE. 71 to 75. Introductory Observations on Drawing the Hu- man Figure.-76, 77, 78, 88. Of the Foot.-79. Stu- dy and Accuracy more important than Expedition or Quantity. -80. Practice essential to Success. - 88, 84. Applicability of General Principles to Subordi- nate Parts and Details. - 85. The Best Models.- 86. Of the Antique Standard of Beauty. - 87. Of Out- line, Shadows, etc. - 88, 89. The Hand. - 90 to 94. Of the Whole Figure. - 95, 96. Its Proportions.- 97. Proportions of some of the Antique Statues. - 98. Of the Figure from Infancy to Manhood....... 59
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