The Monotype Process

Sometimes an artist prefers to begin the monotype process with a drawing either placed underneath a transparent plate or drawn on the back of a clear plate. Using the drawing as a guide, the artist draws the image on the transparent surface. This method is especially effective when the artist wants to develop the image sequentially, adding to the ink that remains on the plate and taking successive impressions of the image as it develops. The successive impressions can be printed on separate sheets of paper to form a sequence, or else they can be layered on top of one another by printing each variation of the image on the same sheet of paper.

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