This is a small silverpoint drawing, about 5x7". The image is created by gradually building up tones as you make small cross-hatching strokes with a silver rod about the same diameter as a pencil lead. Over time, the image tarnishes and takes on a subtle patina; this is the beauty of silverpoint. This is my first attempt using silverpoint, and I loved it. Although these drawings take a long time to do, they have a delicate, etherial quality not seen in other mediums.