The Art Fly

“Broken Shell”

Posted on by Norine


Silverpoint Drawing
7.5×5.5″ green-gray prepared paper

Here’s another “interior” piece that I drew a while back. This shell is one of my favorite things, a beautiful natural sculpture. While drawing this I thought of the curving walls of the shell, stretching across the missing parts. Tones in a silverpoint drawing are made up of layers of lines. I’ve been doing silverpoint drawings since the mid-’80s and I’m still searching for lines that best express the thing before me – and I suppose that’s how it will continue to go.

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