Here is my latest artwork. This is something I have been working on lately. This is a metalpoint drawing featuring a horse head. Image size is 30 x 22 cm. This image is drawn with 24 karat gold, palladium, and aluminum on a specially prepared surface.
A metalpoint drawing is made by dragging a piece of metal (usually a wire) across a surface prepared with an abrasive ground. As the metal is drawn along the surface, tiny particles of metal are left behind, creating a mark.
Original drawing is available for sale. The price is €600. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing it. Shipping is possible to anywhere in the world.
Here is a photo in which the drawing is placed next to the tools I used for making it. From top to bottom: a mechanical pencil with 0.5mm aluminum wire inserted in it; a mechanical pencil with 0.5mm gold wire, a stylus with 1.0mm gold wire, a stylus with 1.0mm palladium wire; a mechanical pencil with 2.0mm aluminum wire; a wire brush with aluminum wires.
When you look at a metalpoint drawing perpendicularly, it looks grey. However, when you look at it with light falling at an angle, it appears shiny.
This drawing was made on a sheet of hot pressed watercolor paper with a bit of texture. In the following image you can notice how metal particles interact with a slightly textured drawing surface.
When reading about metalpoint drawings, you may also encounter words like “silverpoint” or “goldpoint.” These words are used, when a drawing is made with silver or gold, respectively. Since I make my drawings with various different metals, I use the word “metalpoint.”
Here you can see more of my metalpoint drawings.
Here you can find my tutorials in which I explain how my metalpoint drawings are made.
I also take commissions for custom metalpoint drawings, in case anybody is interested.