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Drawing notes: Though all your grid lines should be drawn very lightly, the grid lines in the sky, should hardly be seen at all. This picture being the first of the new term is drawn on the small size sheet 11 × 7½ inches and as the image on the printout is 10 x 7½ it can easily be traced - grid lines will therefore not be necessary.

Using masking tape fix the printout to a suitable window and position your 11x 7½ watercolour paper over the image, fix in place with masking tape. Trace as required. This method is so convenient and fast, producing two or three drawings to practice on is a very good idea.

A few general notes:
I recommend a medium soft pencil, 1B keep it sharp and using only light pressure you will be able to draw a clearly visible line.
Mentally paint the areas contained by your pencilwork i.e. the areas that form the sky, the hills, the fields and trees, etc. If you find that some parts of your drawing are difficult to understand compare that area with the above drawing making the necessary corrections.

The UHR pictures are usually 1600 x 900 pixels and approx 400 to 720KB
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