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“Venus Comb”

Posted on by Norine

Silverpoint Drawing
5×7″ gray-blue prepared paper

This seashell was drawn with a silver stylus – a drawing medium known as silverpoint, which pre-dates the pencil. This was used extensively during the Renaissance era, though some of the earliest silverpoints date back to the 12th century.

I prepared the paper with a gray-blue tone and heightened the drawing with white charcoal. To learn more about Silverpoint and to see the box and tools that I made please visit my website.

To the buyer: This drawing is matted but unframed; a silverpoint description card will be attached.

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