Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Snow Skier blocks ready to print
Moku hanga printmaking method. The left block will serve as the background color w/mica powder and also as the block for hand embossing (kimedashi) the skier's trail and the enso sun. I left enough surface for my thumb to emboss the sun.
I only left 1/4" border between the image area and the paper trim. Makes for tricky printing but oh well. I don't like trimming after printing.
Bought this U-gouge a couple years ago at Woodcraft store when they were having a sale. It works great for clearing and keeps a sharp edge.
The area between the left ski post and skies is suppose to be a shadow. If it doesn't look like a shadow on the print, I will eliminate it.