A very few lines
will often indicate the pose or action of an animal. Try lines similar to those
at 1; study other animals and try a few characteristic lines. See No. 1 for the
squirrel and for the fish.
the pose, try 2 without sketching the lines with the point of the chalk, but by
using the side, as in previous sketches. To finish the sketch add the few
details necessary, as shown in the other drawings.
The strokes used in
these sketches are given on several other plates. They are produced by using
the side of about two-thirds of a stick of chalk, and by accenting or letting
the pressure be greatest at the end of the chalk which is to form the outline.
This type of stroke is perhaps most evident where the pressure was upon the
left end of the chalk, as in the squirrel's back.
See also stroke 4, plate 3, and strokes upon