Pen Pictures and How to Draw Them: A Practical Handbook on the Various Methods of Illustrating in Black and White for "Process" Engraving (Classic Reprint)

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It is usual to say that there are three Arts of Design-architecture, sculpture, and painting. The nineteenth century has added a fourth to the number. Drawing in Pen and Ink, or, as it is otherwise called, Black and White, has, owing to special requirements, definitely taken rank as a separate art. By the aid of photography in its now highly developed state, a new and cheap method of engraving known as Process has, in some degree, revolutionised the world of matters artistic! Until within recent years most of the published drawings were prepared for the printer by the beautiful but costly art of wood engraving. What was formerly left altogether to the skill of the trained carver on wood is now more frequently produced automatically by a very simple method. The original drawing is photographed upon a plate of zinc. This plate is then carved chemically, or "bitten," as it is called, in an acid bath, and the result is a surface which, when inked, gives a replica of the drawing. Not only, however, has a great change come over the system of engraving, but the art of drawing itself, responding to new needs, has made enormous strides. There have never been such drawings as we see to-day, and what is more encouraging, the public taste has been raised to such a standard as to be intolerant of the crude, old-fashioned, and inaccurate style of illustration.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Pen Pictures and How to Draw Them: A Practical Handbook on the Various Methods of Illustrating in Black and White for Process Engraving One great reason why numerous students fail to excel in art is because their training proceeds on a plan altogether too narrow. It is long after he learns to draw when the average art pupil discovers that the capacity to make an excellent copy of a model is not everything. When it is clearly understood what Art is, rules and principles are more easily grasped and appreciated. It is usual to say that Art is everything which is not Nature. This is extremely vague and insufficient. Besides its imitative functions, Art represents a craving in the mind such as anyone may feel when he sees a good picture or piece of sculpture, or when he perceives sounds and harmonies. It is the means by which the internal and spiritual is revealed to the sense. In connection with drawing the first function of Art is to gratify the eye. A mere mechanical draughtsman - a designer of architectural plans, for example, may gratify nothing else; such are masters of the little style. A master of the grand style - a Rubens - may probably rouse the soul within us. A perverted genius - a Dore, perhaps - may choose a theme that shocks us. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781330876015

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