OF MANNER OR METHOD—THE ART OF WRITING, IN CONNEXION WITH DRAWING—GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, ETC,—CONCLUSION.
HUS far, the use of the pen, as an instrument for drawing, has been strongly urged, for reasons already explained 5 nor should it ever be laid aside or neglected. Too great importance is often attached to the mere imitation of manner, particularly in copying from the works of others ; and if more thought and pains were bestowed upon the principles of design, and less upon the imitation of the touch or peculiarities of individual artists, there would be more leaders, and fewer servile followers, who, in emulating and imitating the means, lose sight of the great onds of art. 91
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