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Woodcut technique


Inside Albrecht's Studio - Woodcut


The Seven Steps Woodcut


"HEAD" — making huge portrait using relief printmaking technique. Woodcut


Intro to Printmaking


Memento | Process of Woodcut

Woodcut is a relief printing technique in printmaking. An artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood—typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts. Areas that the artist cuts away carry no ink, while characters or images at surface level carry the ink to produce the print. The block is cut along the wood grain. The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer), leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas.
  • Division of labour 

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  • White-line woodcut 

  • Japonism 

  • Colour 

  • Chiaroscuro woodcuts 

  • Modern woodcut printing in Mexico 

  • Famous works in woodcut 

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