Study the strokes
given on the previous page, plate 15, for suggestions for sketching this cabin.
Those at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 will be found helpful.
stroke 4, plate 15, for the outline of the roof and the sky, and add the smooth
vertical or horizontal strokes for the sides of the building. Accent here and
there with the point of the chalk and add details in a similar manner, but
avoid a definite outline. Let the difference in tone make whatever outline is
After erasing the
spots for doors and windows, add the strong dark tones with a bit of charcoal.
The details at 1 and 2 on the plate will show how these are made. No. 3 shows
the treatment for the roof.
After erasing for the trees, add a little
charcoal and chalk, using the strokes given in the lesson on trees, plate 12.
The grass and the details in the foreground may be added last. The sketch will
readily show the strokes necessary and the movement of the hand in making