Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Multiple Blocks vs. Reduction Printing

I had this idea for a print which was originally was going to be a reduction print, but then I must have been in the mood for carving and decided to make it 3 blocks instead. I think I am beginning to understand more clearly why reduction printing is often referred to as suicide printing.

Doing it this way gives you the opportunity to get it right before you start making prints, which is a big difference. I think I like this one better with 2 blocks instead of three, and I totally changed my color scheme from what I originally had planned.

To see the other versions, check out my Flickr site.


Bette Norcross Wappner -- said...

Beautiful work. You really make the Akua inks sing. Reminds me of lovely literary Chinese paintings.

Bette Norcross Wappner -- said...

meant to say Chinese 'literati' paintings.

starkeyart said...

Thanks for the comparison Bette. Big difference using the Akua Kolor.