Day one could have gone better but it started much like all my other projects. A dry run. I was too excited and worked to fast. I got too dark too soon. I had traced around the arrowheads because I want them to be the actual size. The first and third one I'm ok with but #2 just kept getting bigger and bigger. The forth one, it just got away from me. Even the two I liked, are too dark for silverpoint. Silverpoint needs to be layered to get the values the way you want them. I got too dark right off and I have no where to go. You can't erase that easily in silverpoint. It was a good practice ran and I enjoyed the day.
I've seen a lot of arrowhead before but drawing them, you really see the details. At first I thought I had bitten off more than I could possibly draw, the edges are so confusing. The cuts into the stone are so precise and so many of them. Then I starting noticing the patterns the artisan used. I would have just sharpened a stick, a point is a point, right! Oh know! they are not just a point. They are remarkable. My cousin tried to teach me Arrowheads 101, but it didn't take.
This is just one of many (so many) display cases my cousin has.t I picked a lot of the arrowheads I'm drawing from the one pictured above. I also wear gloves so the oils on my skin do not get onto the paper. The silver won't stay put and the patina won't be consistent .
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.