Original Silverpoint Drawing

“Snack”

Silverpoint Drawing 3.5×4.5″ blue-gray prepared paper You never know where inspiration will come from! To the buyer: A mat will accompany this drawing, and a silverpoint description card will be attached.

“George Washington”

Silverpoint Drawing 10×8″ green-gray prepared paper This is the complete portrait of George Washington; see “George’s Eye” detail of previous post. I prepared the paper with a green-gray tone and heightened the drawing in white. The drawing is made with a silver wire; with time the lines will tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. To… Read more »

“George’s Eye”

Silverpoint Drawing, detail green-gray prepared paper This detail of an 10″ x 8″ portrait of George Washington shows the layering of fine lines used to create tones. Silverpoint is a drawing made with a silver stylus on a specially coated surface. With time the silver lines tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. (I’ll show the… Read more »

“Out”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×7″ gray-blue prepared paper Before the graphite pencil there was silverpoint: a silver stylus is used to draw on a specially coated surface. This drawing medium was used extensively during the Renaissance era, though some of the earliest drawings date to the 12th century. With time the silver lines tarnish to a metallic… Read more »

“Born”

Silverpoint Drawing 4.5×9″ green/blue prepared paper “Born” was drawn with a silver stylus (silverpoint) on fine paper that I prepared with a green/blue tone heightened with white charcoal. This drawing medium pre-dates the pencil, and was used extensively during the Renaissance era; earliest silverpoints date to the 12th century. For those who crave tonal drawings… Read more »

“Fallen Bell”

Silverpoint Drawing 4×6″ gray-green prepared paper Did you know that silverpoint pre-dates the pencil as a drawing medium and reached its height during the Renaissance? This drawing was done with a silver stylus on paper that I prepared with a gray-green tone and heightened with white charcoal. The silver lines will tarnish over time to… Read more »

“The Thunderer”

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… Read more »

“Bell”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×5″ gray-green prepared paper Did you know that silverpoint pre-dates the pencil as a drawing medium and reached its height during the Renaissance? This drawing was done with a silver stylus; I prepared the paper with a gray-green tone, and heightened the drawing with white charcoal. The lines are actually silver and will… Read more »

“Single Bell”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×7″ gray-greenprepared paper Lots of drawing lately – of bells and whistles! I love the negative space of these objects, the dark hollow…more to come. “Single Bell” was drawn with a silver stylus – a drawing medium known as silverpoint, which pre-dates the pencil. This technique was used extensively during the Renaissance era,… Read more »

“Venus Comb”

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… Read more »