Crayon Manner

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Crayon Manner

 

a variant of the stipple method of intaglio engraving on metal, which imitates pencil, charcoal, red chalk, or pastel lines. The effects of the crayon manner are achieved by applying small strokes or dots on a grounded plate with a roulette or a mattoir. The plate is then immersed in acid. The crayon manner was a popular reproduction technique in the 18th century (G. Demarteau and L. M. Bonnet in France). The technique has been rarely used in the 20th century.

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