Monday, October 18, 2010

Wood block print

So this weekend in addition to attending nick and shawntes wedding, i went to the palace legion of honor in sf for the "japanesque" exhibit (which reminded me that japan only fully opened up to the west 150 years ago, and that there have been weabos at least as long).

Anyway they had a workshop wherein we got to learn how to make woodblock prints from the artist Tomoko Murasaki.  It was pretty rad.

making woodblock prints is relatively simply: get a woodblock, draw an image, carve the image out of the block, ink the block, press the paper on the block and voila. making a good woodblock print is another story.