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Excerpt from Aphorisms on Drawing
The following remarks, then, are not intended for artists who make drawing the business of their life, and to whom all of us learners are greatly indebted. I can, of course, teach them nothing. On the contrary, I have to thank one of them, Mr. J. D. Harding, for his good advice, kindly and liberally given. Neither will I compete with those who profess to teach drawing in six, eight, or, may be, twelve lessons. That secret is their own. But I suppose my readers to be already well acquainted with the theory of light and shade, with colour, and with the rudiments of perspective. And I address myself only to those among them who, situated as I am, look upon draw ing as a mere accomplishment, and who in their at tempts to cultivate it, have to borrow from their own resources, and to learn their art from Nature alone.
By way of introducing the subject, then, I would ask a very plain question, - What is drawing? For it may be that some of those who take, or who are made to take, the pencil or the brush in hand, have not thought of this before they began.
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