Profiles In Black (Method Of Taking). Procure a wooden frame, about a foot square : divide each side into six portions, and stretch across strings at equal distances before marked, so as to make in all thirty-six squares. Purchase some of the black paper used by artists (three halfpence a sheet), and on the white side rule thirty-six equal squares corresponding to those on the frame. Then desire the person to sit about three yards from you, and in such a position that you see his profile; through the squares of your frame. Then sketch on your paper with the ruled lines the profile as you see it through the squares, and draw it on yours correspondingly. Then cut out what you have sketched, and stick, with black side up, on a piece of card. This is a capital way for one who has no artistic taste to take sketches of views, busts, etc.