The Reporter Volume 36

The Reporter Volume 36

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...drawing shows first, that he has not mastered the manipulation of the air brush in its simplest details, viz: blending the shades across plain surfaces, and we would refer him to Fig. 4 in the beginning of these papers, "The mask for practice shading." He should return to that and practice blending until he can run a perfectly graduated shade across the space. Until this simple but very important detail is mastered there is no use attempting to proceed with a combination of light and shade in design, for the effort will result in absolute failure. You might as well attempt a complex problem in mathematics when you do not know the elementary principles of arithmetic as to attempt a finished drawing without the knowledge and necessar_v practice to overcome the simplest rudiments of its composition. In "Student's" design, the cube considered by itself, you simply have a duplication of the example, Fig. 4, "Practice shading." Three plain surfaces show with slightly different shade values. There is the element of reflected light caused by the polished surface of the granite, and iii our finished corrected drawing we show you how that is handled. "Student" has reversed the position of his source of light from that laid down in our instructions, as he has the light from the upper right, instead of the upper" left, in the shading of his cube; but in the base section, according to his drawing, he reverses his light from that shown on the cube, so that his drawing is entirely faulty in regard to its lighting. The light, unless it is reflected light, should invariably be from the one position, and most draughtsmeii and artists work with it from above and the left. This is the natural...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988043
  • 9781236988041