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3 - First Stage of Carving

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Unit 3 – The first Stage of Carving

This first stage of carving defines the printing areas for each block, so accuracy is important. Of all the carving, this is the most important as it defines what you will see in your print.

Aim

In this unit you will learn to use the knife tool in the Sosaku-hanga technique to outline and define each of the printing areas. You will learn to work accurately and efficiently to achieve a good result that will produce a clear and defined print.

Resources

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Videos

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Introduction

What you will be doing and the items you will need.

2.17

 

Introduction to Tools

A brief introduction to carving tools specific to woodblock printmaking, covering quality and variety

3.45

 

Carving Outlines Demonstration

Showing the procedure for carving outlines accurately with the knife tool.

19.32

 

About the 45-degree cut

A whiteboard style video about the reason and importance of the 45-degree cut.

4.50

 

About small areas and lines

A whiteboard style video about technique cutting around small details or lines

2.07

 

Other Resources

 
 

Tools

Notes and information about tools

PDF

 

Carving Outlines

Notes about the procedure of carving outlines

PDF

 

Notes

Materials and Sources

PDF

     

Before progressing to the next step, you should have…

Carved a small “v” by knife around each of your colour areas, so the boards will be ready for the next stage of carving.

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