Getting Ready To Carve

18 Jan

block prep 6d black

I carried on preparing a sheet of MDF for my next woodcut. After I’d reversed my original drawing and traced it onto the wood, I painted in the different colours that I need to cut away. It’s a reduction print, often called the “suicide” method by printmakers as the process results in the complete destruction of the block.

Left to right: Tracing the outline onto the MDF sheet; blocking in the white areas with acrylic paint; and the mid-tone areas with dilute walnut ink. This is the basic design, I’ll put a lot more detail into the block as I’m carving it.

4 Responses to “Getting Ready To Carve”

  1. carolg1849 January 21, 2019 at 22:55 #

    this looks like its going to be pretty impressive. What size is it?

  2. paperstew January 18, 2019 at 23:22 #

    Love this method! Looking forward to the block changes!

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