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Stàn’s Silverpoint drawings 


What is a silverpoint drawing? -Here is a very good explanation from Wikipedia: The silverpoint pencil is a drawing pencil with a tip made of silver, which was used in a similar way to the pencil later on. The 15th century was the heyday of silverpoint drawing. To this day, the silver pencil is used sporadically by artists, but in most cases it is replaced by the pencil. A silverpoint pencil is unbreakable and hardly needs to be sharpened. Unlike the pencil, it can only be used on primed paper, parchment or for underdrawing. The tip of silver pencils is slightly rounded so that it does not scratch the drawing surface. The surface must be slightly rough and contain greasy lubricants so that the silver rubs off the pencil.

If you are searching for a silver pencil drawing, or a portrait or nude silverpoint drawing in the field of contemporary realism, then Stàn is one you can trust. He is one of the best contemporary realist painters and does realistic pencil and silverpoint artwork. Whether the theme is a portrait, nude or an art replicas, he understands the emotions  as well as the old masters techniques very well. He can draw portraits with 100 percent silverpoint in 99% silver.

Natural Pigments about this technique: Silverpoint is rarely used today except by a few persons who take an interest in traditional artists' materials, yet it was a favorite technique of the old masters. The disuse of silverpoint, after graphite sticks came into use during the 17th century, is one of the most curious details of technical art history. It is peculiar that an instrument once used by the most famous artists who ever drew on paper should have come to be neglected and despised by their successors and neglected so entirely that they lost the tradition of its use. Despite the modern tendency to revive the use of traditional art techniques, silverpoint is almost entirely neglected. Fortunately, this situation appears to be changing today.

Today there are only a few artists who have mastered this technique. The artist must not make a mistake, because Siber pencil can not be erased. Every stroke must be correct.  It also requires a special primer of the paper to make such a drawing at all possible. See below a few examples.

If you want to commission a silverpoint portrait feel free to get in touch with him.

Silverpoint drawing Stan Bert Singer Commission for portraits in silverpoint technique
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