Stipple stippling


A unique type of engraving, it is created by employing a multitude of flicks or dots rather than the lines used in etching or engraving. The higher the density of dots in an area the darker the plate will print and therefore, the stipple is a tonal as opposed to a linear method, producing light and dark contrasts. Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), and Italian artist, was especially noted for stippled engravings. Source: