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Red Hog by evelmiina Red Hog by evelmiina
Japanese woodblock print, schoolwork. It's really simple, two blocks carving. I've never done woodcut before. Wood we were given was cherry.
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DrChipMunk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looks rad! Perfect for a T-shirt!
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muura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh gosh :O~will you be selling merchandise of this?
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional
maybe? I didn't think anyone would be interested in buying it, but I have few good prints of this, most of them failed pretty horribly XD
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muura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
aww, I really like it, you should consider selling them at Frostbite.
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ichimarunef Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome ! I love you !
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JamieKinosian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aaaa printing makes a lot of sense for your beasties. Do you plan on doing anymore printmaking?

I've never used woodblock, I bet that's hell to carve.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional
I'm not sure about woodcut, but I think lithography could suit my work, for example. I reserved a place on lithography course for the spring. Printmaking overall in life could be neat, if I got more used to it, at first it just feels like such a hassle to memorize all stages and materials and the difficulty in process sometimes puts me off.

I had bandages on every finger XD I'm clumsy, and you should never be hasty with carving. It's rather meditating actually, when you get into the flow and just chill with the work.
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JamieKinosian Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah that's true. Printmaking has a lot of steps along the way. It's so surprisingly labor intensive. Cleanup itself can take like half an hour. buh. But yeah it gets easier the more you do it though.

Linocut is really fun and smooth, but dealing with wood seems... excessive. Haha. It's all totally worth it though.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional
My technique is so awkward, that's why my hands are all sore and fingers bleeding. We had visitor from Japan who happened to be one of the Japans 5 best woodcarvers (fun fact: he has some title in Japan that he's called "national treasure" because of his skills), witnessing him at work was just so...insane?? He made it looks so easy, and wood was like handling silk in his hands, it was really nice to look at. In Japan woodcut craft is actually divided in three different schools, there's people who create the design, carvers/cutters and printmakers/painters. And I'm not even kidding he was a real sensei stereotype, he told us he wanted to become the best woodcutter in Japan since he was 12 and had practiced his craft since childhood.

I got bit better at it after a while, even if my hands were still sore because it's pretty difficult to keep the knife in hand the right way. But once you start seeing and understanding the lines and directions in the wood, you can just follow them and it cuts really nicely and controlled. Japanese woodcut print is naturally very pretty up close, since it has all the features of watercolor and unique texture of wood. In western woodcut the result is more flat (I haven't tried it, it's pretty similar but more simple I think), since it's typical to use oil paints instead of watercolor.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aaa I just love this comment :D I'm so happy that people like that guy exist, and it's so cool you got to see him work :D Thanks for telling us about it!
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