Ruth Hyndman works with a black and white palette to create minimalist, contemporary original drawings. Inspiration for these drawings comes from two decades of design research and influences; architecture, sculpture, graphic design, views from airplane windows and more. She works with a Faber-Castell Polychromos black pencil, India ink and Staedtler graphite pencil. All marks are made by Ruth on paper. Black pencil lines are created with the very sharp point and exhibit important tonal and line weight variations resulting from the hand-drawn nature of the piece. Ink is built up in 3 or 4 layers and also has a slight textural quality. Grey-tone areas seen on some of the drawings are created with a very sharp graphite point; the lines are exquisitely fine and drawn parallel and very close to one another to create a grey 'shadow' with great texture.