metalpoint tools and pens
Silverpoint and Copperpoint pens allow for a precise, fine line drawing technique. Drawings are made by moving the silver or copper wire across a surface prepared with gesso or primer which leaves a mark of microscopic metal particles. These metalpoint pens are handcrafted using a variety of environmentally sustainable woods.
Refer below for further technical information.
We sell our range of pens, metalpoint tools and mahlsticks directly from this site. They are packaged securely and sent from Melbourne. Postage fees apply.
Just select and add to your shopping cart the size and style of metalpoint pen / tool that would best suit your art practice.
Our pens, tools and mahlsticks are also available at St Luke Artist Colourmen in Collingwood VIC https://stlukeart.com
You can ask your local art materials store about Fisher Wells products too. If they don’t have our products in stock, ask them to contact our national distributor Langridge Artist Colours http://langridgecolours.com
metalpoint tools and pens – technical information
Silverpoint and Copperpoint tools or pens allow a broad range of marks for a fine, precise drawing technique.
Drawings are made by drawing the silver or copper tip across a surface that is very finely abrasive, often prepared with a gesso or primer.
The fine mark is comprised of the metal of the tip and will oxidise in time to a warm brown in the case of the silver or a greenish tone in the case of the copper. Metal point is ideal for under drawing or layout of paintings as it does not smear or contaminate paint as graphite can. Metal point is incredibly durable.
Fisher Wells create their pens by attaching a Metalpoint tip into polished hand turned wooden shafts. The finished product acts like a pencil that hardly wears down. It leaves a fine, distinctive mark. Tone can also be applied to drawings through shading and hatching techniques.
Sizes of the pens and tools vary depending on the wood selected. Each pen is handcrafted. The wooden shaft is turned using a variety of environmentally sustainable woods.