Brookshaw, George / Groups of fruit : accurately drawn and coloured after nature, with full directions for the young artist : designed as a companion to the treatise on flowers and birds
I 4 - 1~( PEA RS. THis branch of Pears will be found very easy to copy, although at first siglit it may appear diffictult: the leaves of these are all colonred in the same manner as the former ones, by touching in the shadows till vou produice the proper effect. TIhe lower front Pear munst be laid in with a very yellow green; the tipper fiont one with a tint a very little (darker. It is a point always to be remeinbered, never to have two principal objects in one group so small as this ; let there be one principal object, which should always be distingiiislle(l by being rather lighter than the other ; when you have laid in the light tint, p1lt a dark shadow all over the dark side, and blend both tints in a dappling manner. Pears being invariably speckly all over, any appearance of lines must be carefully avoided. Vhen you have strengthened the shadows sufficiently dark to have the effect of your pattern, you may begin to speckle it with some flue faint specks ; and be particilarlly careful not to make thetu too dark, as they cannot be too d(elicate. The eve of the Pears iniust be done last. You wvil easily perceive that each of these Pears vary in the lightest tints, therefore in beginning eoach youir first tint must vary a little in each Pear. W;hem vou imnagine vou hlave completed vouir drawing, look well at every part, and compare it with your pattern, and see if von cannot dliscover some part which you can legend by some additional touches.
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