Tuesday, 13 February 2007

My first woodblock print.

"Catching Snowflakes"
I thought I'd start my blog with the first woodblock print I've ever produced. It's small, only about 60mm high and a very simple image consisting of 3 Shina Ply blocks and 4 printings on Japanese paper.
It was made in early December 2006 as a Christmas card for family and close friends.
The blocks used were: black, blue (with a second printing of darker blue in the sky), and red (the pink tongue was printed with the red on the same block, and the jacket colour was produced by overprinting the red and blue.)

My hope is to produce more animal prints using traditional Japanese printing techniques in the spare time around my "proper" job.

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