Whittock, Nathaniel
The Art Of Drawing And Colouring From Nature, Flowers, Fruit, And Shells: To Which Is Added, Correct Directions For Preparing The Most Brilliant Colours For Painting On Velvet, With The Mode Of Using Them, Also The New Method Of Oriental Tinting ; With Plain And Coloured Drawings — London, 1829

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not only prevent the trouble and drudgery of making copies for juve-
nile pupils, but will be doing the learner a service by placing the most
perfect specimens before him, and making him familiar with drawing
from nature, instead of laboriously drawing from a copy that has pre-
viously been under the hand of other pupils, and consequently lost the
charm os novelty.

This group of China-asters will be an agreeable study when the last
lesson has become familiar to the learner, as he will then be enabled to
produce every part of this drawing with facility. The drawing must
be commenced, as before directed, by sketching the long lines that
form the stalks, taking care, even in the first sketch, to make them
bend gracefully from each other, and terminate in different lengths,
according to the distance that the ssowers are placed from each other;
as it is in the first sketch that the grouping of the whole is formed;
and however beautiful flowers may be in themselves, yet if they are
not drawn in graceful and natural positions, they will always have a
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