Japanese woodblock prints - How to make a woodblock print, Japanese style.
Making Japanese Woodblock Prints or How to: Make a Japanese Print
A 5.5-minute video on Japanese style woodblock print making by the 73 years old Canadian artist Graham Scholes.
Graham walks you through the entire process from making the necessary keyblock drawings, preparing the woodblocks for cutting. Then he cuts the key woodblock and the colour woodblocks. Grahams shows you how to apply the colours to the colour woodblocks and print them. Voila a "Japanese woodblock print" made in Canada.
Included is also a very short scene on traditional Japanese paper making in Japan.
There are some subtle differences between Graham's technique and the traditional ukiyoe style printmaking. Hopefully we can post a video of a traditional Japanese print maker some time in the future and explain the differences.
Thank you very much Graham for producing a very good visual of woodblock print production. Thanks!
Also look at our 18th and 19th cent. Ukiyo-e and Woodblock Prints - Click HOME
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