Teacher's Manual; For the Prang Elementary Course in Art Instruction Volume 5

Teacher's Manual; For the Prang Elementary Course in Art Instruction Volume 5

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...line as well as tone, but he was also a firm advocate of direct copying, even tracing, at times, to get the spirit and feeling of the original. "Your figure has pretty movement and expression, but it lacks firmness, hardness. You are so afraid of hard lines! You need not make them thin and wiry. Make them brpad and full. " Draw that ear carefully; it is permanent, always staying just in its place. It cannot laugh or cry. It has no change of expression, like the other features, which in a sketch you are permitted to draw with a little less care, because you may reach an expression without great painstaking. You have the ensemble of that head, but the ear shows that you don't know how to draw; shows just how long you have been studying. At the same time, there are plenty of people who could draw that ear with correctness, but who would have no idea of producing the ensemble as you have done. And here I must repeat what I have said so often. Trace Albert Diirer; see how he renders an ear. Some of you are tracing, but not all. When you come here in the morning, and find that you don't feel just like work, take out the Diirer photographs, trace, copy, do them from memory, make them a part of yourself."-HUNT. Passages in verse and prose may also prove helpful in regard to. the character assumed and the costume worn by the model for pose drawing in the schoolroom. A clear bit of description strengthens the concepts 01 the pupils greatly. A few direct questions are sometimes an aid. The mental pictures should be simple, that the true spirit of the scene may be grasped. Encourage earnest effort and do not look for finished compositions, as they would be impossible and really not desirable. Such work should be optional...
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882253
  • 9781236882257