Ruskin, John
The elements of drawing: in three letters to beginners — London, 1857

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the point. Labour on, therefore, courageously, with
that only.

exercise t.

When you can manage to tint and gradate tenderly
with the pencil point, get a good large alphabet, and
try to tint the letters into shape with the pencil
point. Do not outline them first, but measure their
height and extreme breadth with the compasses, as

Fig. 3.

a b, a c, Fig. 3., and then scratch in their shapes gra-
dually ; the letter A, enclosed within the lines, being
in what Turner would have called a " state of for-
wardness." Then, when you are satisfied with the
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