THE MOON | COLOR WOODCUT PRINT, 2012.
NOTEABLE GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES ON "THE MOON" WOODCUT
DRAWING & CARVING "THE MOON" WOODCUT
"THE MOON" was drawn & carved on a block of 3/4" birch plywood, the size of the block roughly 36" x 32".
We drew the night sky backdrop of "THE MOON" in blue, and then carved that out too.
Before printing, we jigsawed out the moon shape from the blue backdrop.
PRINTING "THE MOON" WOODCUT
A 2nd block was drawn & carved to create silver grey shadows beneath the key detail. This block prints 1st.
A thin layer of oil-based ink is rolled onto the surface of the carving.
The key block is printed last. The starry backdrop and the moon shape are inked seperately.
Paper is then carefully registered onto the inked block and run through the press.
TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT "THE MOON"!