I started dabbling in woodcut printing (xilography) last year, and although I didn’t do much because I didn’t have access to a printing press, I really liked it. This year I went back attending printmaking classes and the woodcut bug bit me again. So, I decided to make a series out of my DooChic style. I also wanted to incorporate monoprints and painted papers, which I always enjoy making. After carving the first block, these were my first prints:
My idea is to further develop these by painting on them some more. This is just the base. That way, they will be all original pieces.
Then, I made some more sketches and drew the second block:
You can watch the carving process for the second block in this video:
And since I only have access to the press every once in a while, I wanted to make some tests at my home studio.
So this is the result of the tests for my second block:
I’ll keep showing you the progress of the series as it happens.
Hope you enjoyed!