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Victorian Arts and Crafts: Drawing, Painting, Sketching & Photography


PAINTING, DRAWING & SKETCHING

Charcoal Drawing (GOP 1892)
On Colours (GOP 1882)
A primer on paint colours.
Drawing and Painting (GOP 1880)
Flower Painting from Nature: A Talk with Mrs. Sophia Miller (GOP 1901)
How I Taught Myself Painting, by Crona Temple (GOP 1882)
How to Copy a Flower (GOP 1881)
How to Paint Christmas and Birthday Cards, by Baroness Helga von Cramm (GOP 1880)
Landscape Sketching (GOP 1891)
More Hints About Oil Painting, by Crona Temple (GOP 1881)
On Painting in Oil Colours, by John C. Staples (GOP 1883, 1884, 1885)
Painting Wild Flowers in the Fields, by Fred Miller (GOP 1900)
Practical Hints on Designing, by Constance Jacobs (GOP 1898)
Sketching and Painting Birds from Life, by Fred Miller (GOP 1900)
Sketching From Nature, by John C. Staples (GOP 1881)
A multi-part article with many beautiful illustrations, and information on colors and paints as well as drawing techniques.
Silver Point Drawing, by Ernest Jessup (GOP 1899)
A Simple Tint-Gauge, by Somerville Gibney (GOP 1900)
Smoke Pictures, by Edward Baker (GOP 1882)
The forerunner of today's scrape-away pictures -- one begins by coating a card with candle smoke, then, with a needle, etching away a design.

PAINTING ON FABRICS

How to Paint Upon Silk and Satin, by Blanche C. Saward (GOP 1883)
How to Paint Velvet in Oil Colours with a Pen, by Priscilla Harrison (GOP 1895)
Lustra Painting, by Blanche C. Saward (GOP 18831)
"The art of painting flower, fruit, and arabesque designs in metallic and powder colours upon velveteen, Roman satin and linen fabrics."
A Painted Silk or Satin Pianoforte Front (GOP 1898)
Pianoforte Fronts and How to Decorate Them, by Fred Miller (GOP 1885)
Painting on silk.
A Pretty Pianoforte Back (GOP 1897)
Painting on canvas.

PAINTING ON OTHER SURFACES

Artistic Knick Knacks (GOP 1887)
Lovely patterns for a painted bellows, milking stool and Toad-Stool Table.
Bronze Painting, by Blanche C. Saward (GOP 1886)
Burnt Wood Drawing, by Ernest Jessop (GOP 1899)
Fans, and How to Decorate Them (GOP 1881)
How I Painted a Tambourine (GOP 1895)
How to Paint a Mantel Border, by Fred Miller (GOP 1885)
How to Paint on China, by Mrs. Randolph-Lichfield (GOP 1880)
Imitation Barbotine Painting Upon Earthenware, by Blanche C. Saward (GOP 1885)
Mirror Painting, by Blanche C. Saward (GOP 1886)
Tile-Painting, by Fred Miller (GOP 1881)
Vitrelac, by Gleeson White (GOP 1888)
A technique for imitating Japanese lacquer-work, using glass, black varnish, and silver and gold foils.

PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO-PAINTING

Crystoleum, or Chromo-Photography, by Blanche C. Saward (GOP 1884)
A fairly complex process that involves applying a photograph to a glass surface, coating it with a wax mixture until it becomes transparent, and then painting it.
A Few Practical Hints on Painting Photos (GOP 18828)
Photographic Knick-Knacks (GOP 1890)
A variety of photo-printing techniques, including printing photos on silk.
Photography for Girls, by J. Pocock (GOP 1886)
The Camera, the Lantern and the Microscope, by J. Pocock (GOP 1890)
How to take photos through a microscope.

OTHER GRAPHIC ARTS

Crayonium, by Blanche C. Saward (GOP 1883)
The mechanical drawing device described in this article sounds very much like what became known as a "Pantograph" -- a mechanism for enlarging a drawing.

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CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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