Manuscript with Crow Skull A crow skull makes a poor paperweight, but casts a nice shadow. This is the manuscript of a novel I am currently working on—already woefully out of date as I’m in the process of a pretty major re-write (thanks to some on-point observations from my literary agent). I revise digitally using... Continue Reading →
A couple of years ago I drew an imaginary plant in silverpoint, which at the time I thought of as a the first in a series of drawings to be called Mysterious Garden. Well, I finally got back to that project last week and drew 2 more pieces in the series. I'm posting all 3... Continue Reading →
Last night I finished Mysterious Garden Ex.1 a new silverpoint drawing. As the name implies, I plan to do a few more of these imaginary plants. This work is available on my Big Cartel webstore. On another note entirely, I have re-booted my book blog, Amnesiac's Library. It's a place where I talk about my... Continue Reading →
I've been working on some silverpoint miniatures over the last few days. These are done with silver wire on a plate finish archival illustration board. I worked them directly on the ground with no under-drawing. I hope you enjoy them. If you are interested, they are posted on my webstore for sale. Richard Quiescent, After... Continue Reading →
I started a silverpoint commission several years ago (2006) called the Secret Society. Each of the 10 drawings is a miniature (4" x 3"). This past week I had the time to finish the series, 7-10. I hope you enjoy them! Richard
Dreamsick – New Silverpoint
My first blog post of 2019 is to show you one of the last drawings I did in 2018! Dreamsick is meant to convey that sense of disorientation that can sometimes follow you out of your dreams. Sometimes the feeling is a little sickening, but often it is a welcome change of perspective or perception.... Continue Reading →
This piece, called Arco, is part of an ongoing commission of silverpoint miniatures called The Symphonists. The actual work, drawn with silver wire on archival quality illustration board, is 3" x 4." For fun, you can see the others below. Richard.
This is a newly completed silverpoint drawing called Darkness. The under drawing was done in 2016, and it was intended to be the third in a series of three (Flowers of Wisdom and Ptah, also shown), but I ran out of time. I finally found some time to render Darkness this week. If you look... Continue Reading →
Symphonist No.5 is a silverpoint miniature (4"x3"). It's one of an ongoing series. Silverpoint lends itself beautifully to miniature work due to the precision you can get with the silver stylus. Over time, this drawing will darken as the particles of silver trapped by the ground begin to tarnish.
Symphonist 4 – Timekeeper
I started this week by finishing Timekeeper, part of a series of silverpoint miniatures I'm working on. As I am writing this, I'm listening to the Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP by Aphex Twin. It seems to merge nicely with the piece. Most of the weekend was spent drawing this piece and another thing... Continue Reading →