Image from page 182 of "Teachers' manual for the Prang course in drawing for graded schools, books 1-6" (1897)
Subjects: Drawing -- Study and teaching
Publisher: Boston. Prang educ. co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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e oblong object(like a very large paste-board box, for instance) placed on a shelf or bracket con-siderably above the eye-level, and drawn by pupils as they sit at the desks. Measurement of relative proportions in both horizontal and vertical edges canbe taken on the pencil as suggested on pages 145-147 of this manual. The model should be studied in regard to 1. Whole height of appearance; whole width of appearance; proportion of width to height. 2. Level of the eye. 3. Place of nearest vertical edge. 4. Proportion of nearest vertical edge to whole height of appearance. 5. General direction of appearance of horizontal edges above the level of the eye; on thelevel of the eye; below the level of the eye, as the case may be. BOOK VI.] REPRESENTA TION. — OUT- OF- DOOR SKE TCHING. 71 6. Relative direction of horizontal edges of left face; of right face; of top face when visible;of bottom face when visible. 7. Comparative length of left and nearest vertical edges; of left and right edges.
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After studying the model in this manner, pupils will be able to make secondsketches of the houses first drawn, correcting at least a portion of the errors in per-spective, according to their better judgment. Let these second drawings be madeupon page 3 of the drawing-book, at first altogether in very light lines until the gen-eral outline seems fairly satisfactory; then have the drawings finished in lines of^ arying strength and character, suggesting the deepest shade and shadows in a simplefashion such as shown in the sketch reproduced for the drawing-book page. Pupilsshould be led to notice that the darkening of the line of the eaves in itself suggeststhe strong sunlight on the roof. The door space and the open portions of the win-dows by their darkness suggest space inside the house less brightly ilkniiinated thanthe sunshiny exterior. Notice should also be made of the effect of distance pro-duced by drawing the further portions of the building in lines somewhat fainter thanthose o
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