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HOW TO DRAW FOR 'THE MAIL'

(By ALEX GURNEY)

These are a few useful bints to all you artistic little boys and girls who want your drawings to look attractive when they appear

in 'The Mail.' The first thing to remember is that most sketches have to be drawn larger than they nppear in tbe newspaper. Make your drawings about twice the size tbat they are to be printed, and be sure to use a strong, bold line. Wbwi 'The Mall' prints jour drawing it is reduced to half its size, and sometime* lees than half, ho the lines you make will be only half as thick. If you make a thin, delicate line, by the time it i» reduced to half Kb tbkknesB it may be all gone.

The. picture on tbe left shows how a nice, bold line will look when reduced. The picture on the right shows the result of a draw Ing that has been made with a thin line. It is a good idea to look at your drawing »bron«h the bottom of a thick tumbler. Yon will see your picture in miniature. This will chow you bow delicate lines nl most disappear. Now, boy« and girls, try using n nice bold line In your next drawing. Pencil your figures care fully, and ink over tbe lines with Indian ink. After tbe Ink has dried, clean tbe drawing with a soft rubber. A great artist once said, 'Draw firm, and be merry.'1

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