Drawing For Beginners

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DRAWING

FOR BEGINNERS


BY

DOROTHY FURNISS

PUBLISHED BY
BRIDGMAN PUBLISHERS
BY SPECIAL
ARRANGEMENT
WITH GEORGE G.
HARRAP & CO. LTD.
LONDON


BRIDGMAN PUBLISHERS

PELHAMNEW YORK



to

MY FATHER

HARRY FURNISS




CONTENTS
CHAPTER
PAGE
Introduction: A Few Technical Hints 13
I. How to Begin. Simple Subjects for Drawing and Painting 20
II. Drawing our Toys 28
III. Drawing Ourselves and Others 36
IV. Drawing Hands 44
V. Drawing Feet 52
VI. Drawing Head, Face, Features, and Hair 60
VII. Drawing People in Right Proportions 79
VII. Drawing Inanimate Things 83
IX. Drawing our Pets and other Animals 88
X. Colour, and how to Find it 106
XI. Measuring and Perspective 114
XII. Sketching Out of Doors 141
XIII. How to Catch a Likeness 160
XIV. Action and Composition 171
XV. Light and Shade 182
XVI. Correcting our Drawings 193
XVII. Materials 199
Index 205


ILLUSTRATIONS IN HALF-TONE AND COLOUR


PAGE
A page from a Sketch-book
Frontispiece
Ivy Leaf and Feather
24
Models illustrating Varied Shapes and Textures
26
Various Toys
32
Toy Horse and Doll
34
Kathleen
38
Jack
40
Left Hand Pointing
44
Left Hand in Various Positions
46
Hand Gloved and Ungloved
48
Hands and Wrists
50
Jack's Foot
54
Margery's Foot
56
Back and Side View of Feet
58
Eyes
64
Noses
68
Mouths
72
Ears
74
Hair
76
Baby's Head
78
Mufti the Cat and Robin the Puma
90
Birds at Rest and in Flight
92
Squirrel and Horses
100
Dogs
102
(a) An Artificial Silk Poppy: how it should and how it should not be painted. (b) Two Colour Schemes and First Impressions of Both
110
The New Wing of the Tate Gallery
136
Sketching Plants. Thumbnail Landscape Sketches
148
Fence overhanging a Rock
150
Tree growing out of a Rock
150
A Silhouette of Trees, Sketches of Ruins
154
A Simple Landscape
156
On the Beach
158
Expression in Portraits
164
Action and Rhythm in Composition
172
The Madonna della Sedia
180
Simple Objects in Artificial Light
184
Simple Objects in Daylight
184
Light and Shade on Coloured Objects
186
Stump-drawing of Old Man's Head
190


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


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