Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Elements of Drawing (1895) by John Ruskin. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Albrecht Dürer.
“Copy these carefully, never mind how little at a time, but thoroughly; then trace the Dürer, and apply it to your drawing, and do not be content till the one fits the other, else your eye is not true enough to carry you safely through meshes of real leaves. And in the course of doing this, you will find that not a line nor dot of Dürer’s can be displaced without harm; that all add to the effect, and either express something, or illumine something, or relieve something.”
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