Alium made with Silverpoint

This illustration I made at the 2008 GNSI conference in Ithaca .

It is a study of a flowering Alium that I just picked outside to have something to work with in the silverpoint workshop. Silverpoint illustrations are made by dragging a silver rod or wire across a surface, often prepared with a primer.

Loved doing it, it is not much different than just working with a pencil on paper.

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