Lesson 4 introduces
a stroke entirely different from those already given, and one which will
require more practice in order to obtain the desired results and to apply it
readily in quick sketches.
Stroke 1 is made by
placing the chalk in a horizontal position upon the board, and drawing it
downward, gradually twisting it to the vertical position. Stroke 2 is the
exact opposite. Place the chalk vertically upon the board, draw it downward and
gradually twist it to the horizontal position.
In drawing strokes 3
and 4, combine those already given at 1 and 2. For 3, place the chalk
vertically, draw it downward, quickly twisting it to the horizontal position;
then, without removing it from the board, bring it back to the vertical
position. Try stroke 4, beginning with the horizontal position of the chalk,
twisting it to the vertical, then back again to the horizontal position.
Stroke 5 shows a
curving effect produced in the same manner as stroke 3, but with a curving
instead of a vertical tendency.
In drawing the cat
tails, use strokes 1 and 5 on plate 2. These are slightly curved at the upper
and lower ends. Keep some of them very delicate, others quite white. The leaves
are drawn by using strokes 1, 2, and 3, on plate 4. Let the tone desired in the
drawing govern the pressure used upon the chalk.
The palms are drawn
by using the same strokes. Draw first very delicately with the side of the
chalk, then with strokes 1, 2 or 3 add stronger strokes for accent.