Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Complete Economical Cook

Mary Holland created her steel-plate engraving of The Complete Economical Cook in 1833. She used a steel plate which uses contour lines, cross hatching, and stippling to add shading and depth to her engraving. Her design has a lot going on and every time I look at it I see something I didn't see previously. I really like the way she captured the fire in the background and the way her hatching created such great detail throughout the entire composition. This design would be a good example of a line design.

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