This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
More can often be learned by studying a well-drawn illustration than from columns of mere verbal instruction. For this reason we shall alternate from time to time our usual technical papers on "The Training of an Illustrator" by presenting, for analysis, such masterly drawings as the one shown on the opposite page. The original from which it was reproduced was four times the size of our process block - that is to say, it was twice the height and twice the width of our print. And lest the rather appalling quantity of detail should deter the novice from attempting anything seemingly so difficult, we will at once let the novice into the secret that this drawing was made over a lightly printed "solar enlargement," with the original photograph set before the draughtsman as a guide for his work. When the latter was finished, a solution of bichloride of mercury, floated over the pen drawing (which was made, of course, with "water-proof india ink"), entirely removed all trace of the photographic base. The drawing, duly marked for reduction, was then sent to the process man, from whose typographic block it was, in due course, printed as we see it. Any further information that may be desired in regard to the production of this or any other drawing in the magazine will be cheerfully given.
Entrance to an Art Museum. By H. C. Edwards.
Pyrogravure, or " Poker=work."
Decoration for a Small Box or the Front of a Drawer or a Casket.
Suitable for Pyrogravure (Stained).