Silverpoint is a pre-Renaissance drawing method in which the artist uses a piece of silver wire to make marks across a specially prepared surface of rabbit skin glue and zinc oxide, gessoed onto a panel. With silverpoint, there is no smudging, blurring, or removal of the line once it has been made, and so it was known as a great discipline builder and as a difficult medium to master. The two videos produced by Myaing Projects on the Home page sidebar explain how surfaces are prepared and why specific materials are utilized. Also, due to its reflective nature, silverpoint must be photographed in low light. In images where the background appears to be gray, it is, in real life, a bright white. Please see the Installation Shots page for more.