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Old 30-12-04, 09:13 PM
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Has anyone ever used silverpoint as an underpainting for egg tempera?
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Old 30-12-04, 10:56 PM
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Hi there,

I've been using silverpoint lately but not to use under egg tempera. However your question reminded me that I have been wnating to search for silverpoint information, and here's something (maybe) useful that I found:
http://silverpointweb.com/

there are a bunch of other silverpoint sites that came up but they had to do with knives and web design and "boring" things like that - if it's not related to hands-on art work, gee whiz, what good is it?
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Old 31-12-04, 07:37 PM
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Has anyone ever used silverpoint as an underpainting for egg tempra?
I've used it on gesso panels as an underpainting for oils and it works wonderfully, I've heard tell that the same applies to it's use with ET
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Hi,

Silverpoint is a godsend. Even though itís line is light and easy to cover, it is so sharp it is easy to see, even on toned grounds. However it darkens with time (days), so it may strike through light passages. In light areas I switch to goldpoint. Itís line is even more delicate, but can be readily seen on white ground. It never darkens.
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I use silverpoint for my preliminary drawing on the gesso panel. I first use vine charcoal to transfer my composition sketch to the panel, and then brush away the charcoal lines, replacing them with a light silverpoint line rendering. The way that I use it, the silverpoint drawing is very sparse (ie no shading) and only serves to give me "landmarks" for my initial underpainting... I wouldnt refer to my method of using silverpoint drawing as an underpainting.
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I wouldnt refer to my method of using silverpoint drawing as an underpainting.
It's an underdrawing.
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Old 05-01-05, 06:18 PM
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um... I know. See above.

I imagine the references in this thread to silverpoint as an underpainting (sic) refers to Max and the originator of this thread using a comprehensive, fully shaded silverpoint rendering to serve as their initial tonal layer, which some people use dilute ink or thin washes of tempera for. The same way that folks refer to "painting" with pastel or colored pencil, although I'd consider those as drawing media.

I just meant that theres nothing painterly about my initial silverpoint placement.
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um... I know. See above.

I imagine the references in this thread to silverpoint as an underpainting (sic) refers to Max and the originator of this thread using a comprehensive, fully shaded silverpoint rendering to serve as their initial tonal layer, which some people use dilute ink or thin washes of tempera for. The same way that folks refer to "painting" with pastel or colored pencil, although I'd consider those as drawing media.

I just meant that theres nothing painterly about my initial silverpoint placement.
Jeff you're so kind, even though I do use silverpoint to work out the gross values, technically it's still a drawing.

Silly me :oops:
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Hey, it goes "under" the "painting", right?
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so does the gesso... :grin:
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