A new stroke will
be introduced for this lesson. It is a regular or irregular curve as the case
may require, and is useful in all sorts of nature drawing.
First try the long
curving stroke No. 1, accenting with the left end of the chalk. Reverse the
stroke, accenting with the right end of the chalk. Now try No. 2, making a
series of nearly parallel strokes, keeping the accent at the left.
pumpkin is drawn by combining these strokes, varying the pressure to obtain the
desired tone, and accenting with the left end of the chalk, then reversing the
stroke for the right side of the pumpkin. Add the stem by the use of a few
irregular strokes and a bit of accent.
Stroke 3 may he
used in drawing any large leaves, such as squash, grape, etc. Try this in a
great variety of positions, always keeping the accent for the edge of the leaf.
Apply this in drawing the grape foliage in the illustration below. Draw first
the mid-rib and then represent the surface of the leaf by using stroke 3. The
grapes are added by the use of stroke 4, which is stroke 1 very much reduced.
Let the grapes be drawn with a short, quick twist of the chalk. Lastly add
stems and accent.
vegetables may be drawn after a little practice of the strokes given at 5.
These are made exactly like stroke 1, with changes in direction. Try a single
onion or carrot, then a group of vegetables. Do these as simply as possible,
obtaining the effect, if you can, with three or four strokes, then add a few
touches for details.