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Pencil and Silverpoint


OK so I’m trying to get back into the habit of drawing and blogging. I want to get back to how I started with a daily sketch and a bit of a random thought. It wouldn’t necessarily be related to the drawing so could just be something that happened during the day.

Today I’ve got a pencil sketch of my nine month old son and I’ve also had a play at some silverpoint work.

I’ve been fascinated by the idea of silverpoint for ages after coming across it in a drawing book so I bought myself a piece of thick silver wire and put it in a clutch pencil. And it works pretty well. It works better if you give your paper a quick coat of gesso primer. The plan for this is to do my own take on an Inktober-style challenge with a series of 30 silverpoint drawings.

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