Japanese woodblock class

Class at the ink shop October
2014

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Working on layers 2 and 3 of bug woodcuts

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This is how I carve…not recommended for beginners unless you use the Japanese style of tools. I like flexcut for super fine points and powergrip is very easy to use, high quality, and economical.

Below: Testing out Akua inks for monotype. As someone used to oil-based ink and lots of mineral spirits for monotype, it will take a bit of getting used to, but so far I’m pretty amazed by how well they work with wet or dry paper.

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