Guide Lines Again. When intending to draw a draped or clothed figure, first draw, in faint lines, the figure itself through the clothes. Erase the faint lines, which are guide lines only. This method will be of special assistance in getting the feet in the right place and in the right direction. That is, first draw the feet without the shoes, putting the latter on afterwards.
The Left Hand as a Model. Holding the left hand in any rigid position that is most convenient and using it as a model is fine exercise. The hands are among the most difficult objects to draw, but by continued practice and observation much of the difficulty is overcome. The blocking-in method is particularly required in drawing the hands and feet.
Here is shown the effect of drawing faces by means of horizontal and vertical guide lines and by means of blocking-in lines, and also the effect of drawing without these aids. See how ''out-of-drawing" the faces on the right appear!
Line Variations. Fig. 3 Two big crayon faces. Pupils may be given a subject, together with instructions to make one drawing in which ordinary lines are used, and then to treat the same subject with extremely heavy lines, using a broad-pointed pencil or crayon. The lines in the latter exercise should be made broad, with single, modulated strokes in order to make the lines sufficiently broad, instead of going over and over in order to obtain breadth.
The same subject may be treated with accentuated lines, and with shaded lines to give the impression of form.