The Monotype Process

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 below."

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.

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