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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.

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