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The Tip of the Pencil: Lesson 1

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Lesson 1. We use line to define spaces and things.

Introduction to the Elements of Drawing

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Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin's teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing.

Measured Drawing: Lesson 5

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Lesson 5. Making a drawing that is dependent for its success on mathematical accuracy.

Making a Livelier Drawing: Lesson 4

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Lesson 4. Making a livelier drawing, where the line and tone have an energy because they have been applied at speed with a brush.

Field Notes: Lesson 7

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Lesson 7. Strategies for collecting information and recording ideas as an aid to memory.

With Colour: Lesson 6

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Lesson 6. The most complex form of drawing. Starting with a pencil outline, the drawing is developed with a brush in clearly defined layers. 

The Edge of the Pencil: Lesson 2

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Lesson 2. We use tone, light, dark and the shades in-between to create illusions of volume and depth.

Toned Paper: Lesson 3

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Lesson 3. How toned paper can be used to provide the mid-tone in a drawing, which records where light and shade fall as a means of picturing an object.

Creativity: Lesson 8

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Lesson 8. Invention!

The Elements of Drawing

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