A Handbook Systematic Instruction in Drawing (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from A Handbook Systematic Instruction in Drawing
A drawing can never be anything but an arrange ment of lines.
The arrangement of lines constituting a drawing can never be anything but a copy of another arrange ment of lines which constitutes its subject.
The arrangement of lines which constitutes the real subject of a drawing can never be anything but an image in the mind.
The image which constitutes the real subject of a drawing can never be wholly original, but is derived more or less from something else, which it is sometimes like and sometimes unlike. It may be derived from another drawing or print, in which case the image which is the real subject of the drawing will be a facsimile of that from which it is derived; it may be derived from an object, in which case it may be no more like that from which it is derived than a straight line is like a circle; or it may be a pure invention, in which case it will be derived from many different things and be a facsimile of no one of them.
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