Saturday, October 31, 2009

1762 Drawing Book - The artist's vade-mecum: Being the Whole Art of Drawing

How to draw the head in perspective.
Proportions of the head.


The artist's vade-mecum: being the whole art of drawing, taught in a new work, elegantly engraved on one hundred folio copper-plates, To which is prefixed, an essay on drawing.

R. SAYERS, AT THE GOLDEN BUCK, IN FLEET STREET, MDCCLXII.

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Vade-mecum means a book for ready reference. This book is a compilation of prints designed for the student of art.

How to draw the nose, eyes and mouth.

How to draw the nose and eyes.








How to draw eyes.







The folio was influential to other publishers of drawing instruction books including Chapman's American Drawing Book.

How to draw hands and arms.
How to draw the hand holding objects.



































How to draw clasping hands.

How to draw feet.









How to draw feet.
How to draw the arm.












How to draw feet.

How to draw the leg.












How to draw feet and legs.

How to draw hands.












How to draw the arm and hand.




How to draw hands.



The artist's vade-mecum; being the whole art of drawing, taught in a new work, elegantly engraved on one hundred folio copper-plates; ... To which is ... third edition, with considerable additions.

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