Drawing Paper And Pencils. For the purposes of the beginner good cartridge paper will do well enough; for superior drawings the regular drawing papers should be used; they are made in sheets of different sizes, as "demy," "royal," "imperial," etc., and of the different makes, that of " Whatman's " - if not the best - enjoys the highest reputation. The pencil most useful is that marked H H, although that marked H will be found, perhaps, most useful for the first lessons for beginners. The pencil should be cut so as to form a long, fine point; some prefer to finish the point round, some chisel-shaped, or flat edged. A piece of very fine sandpaper is useful to finish the point, after being first pointed by means of the knife. India-rubber is used to erase pencil lines, " Indian " or " China " ink to work them in and make them permanent. This is rubbed down with a little water in colour dishes; these can be had of various sizes. For beginners, the paper may be fastened down upon the board by means of small drawing pins stuck into the corners, or by pieces of gummed paper at the same places. The method of stretching the paper by damping it and gluing it to the board by the edges will be found fully described in the volume on Technical Drawing.