In the exercise
illustrated on the opposite page you will find combinations of the strokes
already given, but they are varied somewhat In rendering these drawings. Any
sketch or object to be drawn should dictate the kind of stroke to be used and
the manner of handling the chalk, the pressure, accent, etc.
the larger sketch, draw first the tree trunks as shown at No 1. Let the
pressure be as gentle as possible, the chalk hardly touching the board. After
these are massed in the background, erase a triangular spot for the wigwam,
and with the oblique strokes 2, accented first at the left. then at the right,
obtain the general form required. Stroke 3 is added at the top of the wigwam,
and a bit of charcoal is used for the dark tone at the opening. Now add the
In order to
complete the sketch, use stroke 4 for the foreground. It is similar to those
previously used, and is made by an irregular, up-and-down movement of the
A pond, a canoe, or
other suggestive detail may be used in this sketch, and applied to the work in
history, geography, language, etc.
Try the second
little drawing, using similar strokes in a very simple manner.