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of light and shade and modelling can be obtained
even with the heavy hand, and it is worthy careful
study.

Unfortunately the illustrations in the long series of
Academy Notes, in which so many autographic sketches
by painters appear, are almost useless for study and
comparison, because of the extreme reduction to which
they have been subjected. This is greatly to be



PAINTERS' PEN-DRA WINGS.



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deplored, for the tendency of the times is more and
more towards drawing for the limitations of process, not
only in journalism, but in the more permanent illustra-
tions of magazines and books. All this tends to bring
about a hard and formal line, to establish a dry and
unsatisfactory academic manner, of which the painter's
pen sketches are the very antithesis. It is always well
to remember that the only valid reason why process
should live is that it enables the draughtsman to live his
life at first hand ; that is the first and last argument in
favour of modern methods of reproduction.




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Bear Sirs,

After working exclusively with your "Artist's
Slack" Ink for some vreeks I have great pleasure in testi-
fying to its excellence; indeed it is just trhat is -wanted
"by black and -white artists now that they have to work
almost solely for process.

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