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The Elements of Drawing

Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. This series accompanies 'The Elements of Drawing', a searchable and browsable online version of the teaching collection and catalogues assembled by John Ruskin for his Oxford drawing schools. For further information please visit http://ruskin.ashmolean.org/

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3. The Edge of the Pencil

Lesson 2. We use tone, light, dark and the shades in-between to create illusions of volume and depth.

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4. Toned Paper

Lesson 3. How toned paper can be used to provide the mid-tone in a drawing, which records where light and shade fall as a means of picturing an object.

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9. Creativity

Lesson 8. Invention!

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8. Field Notes

Lesson 7. Strategies for collecting information and recording ideas as an aid to memory.

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7. With Colour

Lesson 6. The most complex form of drawing. Starting with a pencil outline, the drawing is developed with a brush in clearly defined layers.

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