Another silverpoint on blue ground:
The Island of Mystery, 2009, silverpoint on blue gessoed card, 11" x 8.5". Highlighted with white pencil.
Done at about 9pm in my studio under a spotlight -- I could barely see the image; the silverpoint on the blue ground tended to disappear. I'm surprised it came out reasonably well. I wanted to do an image that was not just a drawing of a head -- I've been doing those fairly obsessively lately. Reminds me of all those Symbolist paintings from the late 1900s & early twentieth century.