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Crayon Portraiture Complete Instructions for Making Crayon Portraits on Crayon Paper and on Platinum, Silver and Bromide Enlargements   By:

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Crayon Portraiture.

[Illustration: FREE HAND CRAYON MADE ON STEINBACH CRAYON PAPER STIPPLE EFFECT IN FACE, BROKEN LINE EFFECT IN BACKGROUND. BY J. A. BARHYDT.]

CRAYON PORTRAITURE

COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING CRAYON PORTRAITS ON CRAYON PAPER AND ON PLATINUM, SILVER AND BROMIDE ENLARGEMENTS

ALSO DIRECTIONS FOR THE USE OF TRANSPARENT LIQUID WATER COLORS AND FOR MAKING FRENCH CRYSTALS

BY

J. A. BARHYDT

AUTHOR OF ARTICLE ON CRAYON PORTRAITURE IN Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia, 1890 .

Illustrated

Revised and Enlarged Edition

NEW YORK THE BAKER & TAYLOR CO. 33 37 E. 17TH STREET, UNION SQUARE NORTH

COPYRIGHT, 1886 AND 1892

BY J. A. BARHYDT

ROBERT DRUMMOND, PRINTER, NEW YORK

PREFACE.

In issuing this second treatise on Crayon Portraiture, Liquid Water Colors and French Crystals, for the use of photographers and amateur artists, I do so with the hope and assurance that all the requirements in the way of instruction for making crayon portraits on photographic enlargements and for finishing photographs in color will be fully met. To these I have added complete instructions for free hand crayons.

This book embodies the results of a studio experience of twenty four years spent in practical work, in teaching, and in overcoming the everyday difficulties encountered, not alone in my own work, but in that of my pupils as well. Hence the book has been prepared with special reference to the needs of the student. It presents a brief course of precepts, and requires on the part of the pupil only perseverance in order that he may achieve excellence. The mechanical principles are few, and have been laid down in a few words; and, as nearly all students have felt, in the earlier period of their art work, the necessity of some general rules to guide them in the composition and arrangement of color, I have given, without entering into any profound discussion of the subject, a few of its practical precepts, which, it is hoped, will prove helpful.

While this book does not treat of art in a very broad way, yet I am convinced that those who follow its teachings will, through the work they accomplish, be soon led to a higher appreciation of art. Although this kind of work does not create , yet who will say that it will not have accomplished much if it shall prove to be the first step that shall lead some student to devote his or her life to the sacred calling of art?

It has been said that artists rarely, if ever, write on art, because they have the impression that the public is too ill informed to understand them that is, to understand their ordinarily somewhat technical method of expression. If, therefore, in the following pages I may sometimes seem to take more space and time for an explanation than appears necessary, I hope the student will overlook it, as I seek to be thoroughly understood.

My hope with reference to this work is that it may prove of actual value to the earnest student in helping him reach the excellence which is the common aim of all true artists.

J. A. BARHYDT.

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

Preface ix

Crayon Portraiture 15

Photographic Enlargements 19

Crayon Materials 22

The Specific Use of Crayon Materials 25

The Strainer 30

Mounting Crayon Paper and Platinum and Silver Enlargements 32

Mounting Bromide Enlargements 37

Outlines Negative Outline 39

Magic Lantern Outline 42

Transfer Outline 46

The Metroscope 47

The Pantograph 49

Crayon Effects The Four Methods of making Backgrounds 51

Free hand Crayons and those made from Photographic Enlargements 53

Filling in the Free hand Crayon 55

Line Effect 57

Stipple Effect 59

Backgrounds General Principles 62

First Method of making the Background Stump Effect 65

Second Method of making the Background 66

Third Method of making the Background Line Effect 67

Fourth Method of making the Background Stipple Effect 70

Face Line Effect 72

Dress Line Effect 76

Bromide Crayons 78

Finishing Bromide Enlargements 82

Monochromes 88

Values 89

The Studio 93

Framing 95

Passepartout Mounting 97

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