Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Sharing some pretty pictures about the block printing process.
Currently my private sessions are full. I'll update the classes page as they become available in the fall.
The big reveal!
Positioning the paper carefully.
Ink, Ink, Ink!!!!
Monday, April 10, 2023
This student is 11 years old. The finished piece is 17"x15." The background is an original desgn block print by the student. We drafted quick sketches of a few designs, carved a sample and did a printers proof before printing on the finished piece.
Work in progress. We did not complete the printing in one session, so I decided to keep the staggered edges to help match the ink color when we finish printing. The drawing is very delicate, the pale blue background compliments the drawing nicely.
A few of my small test carvings to demonstrate how the designs grow when printing a block with radial symmetry.
A design does not have to be complicated to be effective. Think about having a 50/50 ratio of positive to negative space. Pay attention to the corners, carve away some and leave others behind. Experiment with borders.