- an etching ground usually mixed with tallow.Compare hard ground.
- a technique of etching in which a design is drawn on paper placed on a plate covered with a soft ground, resulting in a granular effect resembling pencil, chalk, or crayon.
Examples from the Web for soft ground
Historical Examples of soft ground
Numerous drawing copies for students were produced by him by means of soft-ground etching.Masters of Water-Colour Painting
H. M. Cundall
Soft-ground etchings, the biting of which is quite shallow, must be steel-faced after two to three hundred impressions.
The “manière de crayon,” as practised by Demarteau and others, differs materially from soft-ground etching.
The plates were engraved by himself in soft-ground etching, such as Prout had used, from drawings he had made in 1846 and 1848.The Life of John Ruskin
W. G. Collingwood