strokes upon this plate are more often used than any others which will be given
in these lessons. These strokes are made by holding the chalk by one end rather
than in the middle, and then by drawing in any direction desired, letting the
pressure come at the end of the chalk, thus giving a graded stroke from side to
side. For example, stroke 1 was made by taking about two-thirds of a stick of
chalk, holding it by the left end, placing it horizontally upon the board, and
then drawing downward, accenting a little with the left end of the chalk.
Stroke 5 was made in a similar manner, the chalk being held by the right end,
and the pressure being also at that end.
strokes in many directions, and then apply them to drawing some simple objects.
On the plate the cylinder, barrel, and canoe are illustrated to show the
application of such simple marks.
In the cylinder,
strokes 1 and 5 are used for the left and right outlines; then three curving
strokes will finish the top and bottom.
In sketching the
barrel, use similar strokes, curving them a bit. Add curving strokes for the
hoops, using a short piece of chalk; then add markings here and there with the
point for details.
The canoe is one
long, nearly horizontal stroke accented at the upper end of the chalk. A few
small touches similar to those at 3 will give the rocky shore, and a line or
two with the point, the necessary details.