By Ernest W. Watson
Exhibits various drawings of landscapes, constructions, and architectural info, and gives suggestion on papers, pencils, and erasers, in addition to development, shadow, texture, and viewpoint.
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The sky needed only the barest linear cloud indication. Indeed, as you examine most of note that the sky seldom goes beyond line suggestion. It tonal modeling of clouds. Though tone does most V snail), of the is my drawings, you will not often that I venture into white paper with a few linear cloud suggestions work in this drawing, line accenting of contours suffices. is very important. Collection, Mrs. Frederic C. Michel. 57 Figure 35. Detail of the Chain Gate, Wells Cathedral The tonal patterning on the narrow wall is a typical technique used for rendering masonry.
In this connection, refer to the various treatments of the boathouse roof. In the first four sketches, the roof so small that the textural interest of the pencil strokes themselves satisfies the is need for detail. In the fifth drawing and in the largest one, it we begin to feel the need for greater interest in the roof; was necessary to give patched roof that probably leaks during heavy would look unfinished 36 if a definite impression of rains. The duplicated in the sixth drawing. an ancient roof of the fifth sketch Figures 15 and The photograph 16.
COMPOSING THE SKETCH: SELECTION, SUBORDINATION, EMPHASIS To illustrate that most of my discussion of composition, you were too young remember, am if going to take you back to days indeed you had been born. Look- recently — from days when took my camera on walks — pulled out photograph of team and loaded my picture file New York streets ing through through to I I I this cart a standing on South Street (Figure 15). Here is a rather fascinating subject, which I probably would have sketched had there been time, that day, before the wagon pulled out from the curb.