Howard, Frank
The sketcher's manual: or, the whole art of picture making reduced to the simplest principles by which amateurs may instruct themselves without the aid of a master — London, 1841

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CHAPTER VII.

PROGRESSIVE STYLES OF EXECUTION.

In commencing drawing, the amateur should
not give himself any concern with regard to
execution; that will naturally result from the
course of practice suggested in this work. The
first consideration, (many celebrated artists have
considered it the ultimate consideration), but
certainly the first, should be to produce the effect
desired, without any objectionable qualities in the
method. This will be best done by a rapid
and close motion of the pencil backwards and
forwards, so as to produce a line—or rather a tint
in which lines should not be evident—thus:

The hand should be moved as freely and regularly
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