4 November 2010

Printed Twite


So here it is - the first proof of the Twite print, in lovely black ink!

Its been a bit of a battle today as inking-up revealed some strange flaws in the wood which caused patchy printing initially, until I got the inking, pressure and paper just right.

This is the first woodcut I've done that features black line work as a major design element. It is very time consuming, but I'm happy to discover I can do it, and feel inspired to attempt more in the same vein.  And only two not-very-serious cuts in my fingers as a result of all that gouging.  I'm very pleased with the Pfeil woodcut tools I purchased at the start of the year, really sharp and comfortable to use.

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