Woodblock Printing Ebook Illustrations
'My First Print' by David Bull.
I was asked by a friend, and exceptional Woodblock Printmaker, David Bull, if I could produce some illustrations for him to help explain some of the techniques of traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking.
During the design process we developed the cat character, Boots-chan, to guide the reader through the rich media ebook. She was based on a neighbour's real cat who'd wander into Dave's studio in Tokyo and watch him work.
Aligning light direction across the block during printing
The 3 Stage process of cutting and clearing a woodblock
Overlapping colour separations creating additional colours
Edge damage caused by the bevel of a knife blade
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