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MAKING T.B.P.S. WOODCUT PRINTS


Tugboat Printshop carving woodcuts


From start-to-finish, every aspect of the making of our woodcut print editions is done 100% by hand
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Our collaborative drawings start as pencil sketches on blocks that are later drawn in pen, then carved.


"MOTH" Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop

Generally, we use a new block for every color in our woodcuts.

Blocks are all printed individually, impressions layering to create the finished image.


Printing the "MOTH" Woodcut by Tugboat Printshop

The heavy, even pressure of the press's roller prints the ink from the block onto paper.

Golden Yellow Moth Woodcut Print, Woodblock Print by Tugboat Printshop

The "MOTH" woodcut is 16" x 22" on Okawara paper, printed from two blocks.



HAND-DRAWN, HAND-CARVED WOODCUTS


Drawing THE MOON Woodcut

Much care is taken in the wood carving to maintain the original drawing.

Pictured is the "
THE MOON" woodcut. Above, as a drawing; below, cut & ready for proofing.

Carving THE MOON Woodcut by Tugboat Printshop

The carved sphere of "THE MOON" in the key block was jigsawed from the larger block.

We printed two colors simultaneously on the press. (The 'MOON' was inked in red black, the sky in blue.)

THE MOON Woodcut Print Woodblock Print by Tugboat Printshop (detail)

(ABOVE) A detail of the "THE MOON" woodcut. Printed from 2 woodblocks, more info HERE.



HAND-CARVING TINY WOODCUT DETAILS


"RUBY RED ROSE" wood blocks by Tugboat Printshop


A detail of the "
RUBY RED ROSE" shows the tiny recesses that are carved out to create the printable block.

Many different techniques can be utilized to bring a drawing to life as a woodcut.


"CRYSTAL SKULL" Woodblock, just inked for printing!



MULTI-BLOCK COLOR WOODCUTS


Sometimes we create many blocks to build color in layers.

Multiple blocks layer printed color to create a wide range of hues in the print.



The "BONFIRE" print is made from 5 woodblocks.

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Bonfire Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop (Life of Leisure)
..Bonfire Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop (Life of Leisure)

Bonfire Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop (Life of Leisure)..Bonfire Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop (Life of Leisure)

The finished print with the black key detail printed on all of the color layers.

Bonfire Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop (detail)



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