Some artists approach the monotype as a printed drawing. A variation on the
basic process is accomplished by inking the entire surface of the plate and
placing the sheet of paper over it.
"The artist then proceeds to draw with a pencil on top of that paper and
wherever the pencil touches the paper, ink is transferred from the plate
The resulting image is called a trace monotype, and the character of the line
and the surrounding space is quite different from the drawing itself.