The Art Fly

“The Thunderer”

Posted on by Norine

Silverpoint Drawing
4.5×6.5″ gray-blue prepared paper

I find some of my favorite things to draw at flea markets: bells, lots of unusual tools, whistles! This beauty is called The Thunderer. It works great!

This was drawn with a silver stylus on a prepared gray-blue tone heightened with white charcoal. A drawing rendered with silver wire is known as silverpoint, which pre-dates the pencil. This drawing medium was used extensively during the Renaissance era, though some of the earliest silverpoints date back to the 12th century.

To learn more about Silverpoint and to see the box and tools that I made please visit my website.

To the buyer: A mat or frame will be added to this drawing, which is included in the price.

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