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From Sketch to WB

“Washington Square” is a short video on proofing a print using traditional Western oil based inks.

Layers of a Woodblock

“Monument Valley” video show the various layers that go into creating a final image. Each layer is one iteration of the carved block.

This page is a collection of writings and videos about the woodblock process, mainly Western style printmaking where a roller is used to apply oil based inks.

A short article on developing two woodblocks from sketch to print.

SketchToWB Carving The Block

“Hayfields” is a progression video of a block being carved and then printed.

“Dawn Riders” is a video of a reduction woodblock using one block with six color runs.

"Old Barn" shows the final two color runs being printed.

"March Snow" video shows how four rollers inked with different colors were used to print the final color run. 15 separate color runs were used to create the 22"x14" woodblock.

AboutWBs AboutWCs

The Knowledge Base page is a new section providing explanations of the various processes and materials I use in creating my prints and watercolors.

ReliefPrints WBs in Progress ReductionProcess About Moku Hanga Woodblocks in Progress About Moku Hanga The Relief Process The Reduction Process

A short demo of the proofing process I use. Since the block is carved between color runs when using the reduction process, proofing is critical to refine the carve for the next color run.  Traditional Western oil based inks were used for this print.

“Monument Valley” video show the various layers that go into creating a final image. Each layer is one iteration of the carved block.

“Hayfields” is a progression video of a block being carved and then printed.

“Dawn Riders” is a video of a reduction woodblock using one block with six color runs. The block was carved between each color run.


"Old Barn" shows the final two color runs being printed.


"March Snow" video shows how four rollers inked with different colors were used to print the final color run. 15 separate color runs were used to create the 22"x14" woodblock.