Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mini Woodcuts

I have been working on some tiny woodcuts, using high-quality Japanese Shina Plywood, which is made specifically for woodcut printing. To get started, and to get used to the material, I began by carving tiny blocks, no larger than four inches across.

The process for making woodcuts is quite simple:

First cut the woodblock with desired design. Then evenly ink the surface of the wood. Lastly press a paper onto the inked wood. That is basically it, with a few specialized tools to make the process easier.

Here are the first prints I made this way.

Fabricated 1, woodcut, 2.5x4"
Fabricated 2, woodcut, 4x2.75"
Fabricated 3, woodcut, 2.75x4"
Construction, woodcut, 2.75x3.25"