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])
Chapter I. Primary instructions in drawing., pp. 11-34
CURVED LINES. 21 .-- .................................-. - A B c n >~ciz~. E F .................. .............................~. L M examples, to draw them with a clear, unbroken line, without taking the penfrom the paper until it is done. Be not discouraged. at repeated failures, but try again and again, until you suc- ceed. You doubtless begin to find that you require more than the command of your fingers in drawing: your wrist, and the whole arm, must be brought under proper government. And here, as a valuable assistant, the blackboard can not he too strongly recommended. 23., on the blackboard might be made a profit- able exercise and subject of emulation in schools. The chalk should be placed in a long port-crayon, or reed, held, at arm's length; and 'the greater part of the examples contained in these primary instructions, should be attempted on th~ hoard-the larger the better. The examples p B S T are given expressly with a view to this. Let the teacher fix the points ( o ), if the pupil is not capable of doing it. The pupil then should connect the points, so as toform a square (8); that done, let him draw the circle within the square-another on the outside
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