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2 - Design and Transfer

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Unit 2- Design and Transfer of Your Image

Your design is the most important part of the whole process, after all you have been inspired to bring your image to life in the medium of mokuhanga. It is the art part of the process, where your idea is developed into a form that can them be turned into a woodblock print.

Aim

In this unit you will either use the design I’ve created for this workshop and follow along step by step, or create your own design using the instructions provided. You will then transfer the image to your woodblocks.

Resources

Image

Videos

Size & link

 

Introduction

What you will be doing and the items you will need.

3.43

 

Creating your design

How to develop your inspiration into a design suitable for your first woodblock print project

11.00

 

Making a Tracing

The procedure for tracing your design onto a suitable material.

7.29

 

About Wood

An introduction to the types and characteristics of wood that you can use

4.40

 

Transfer onto woodblocks

How to separate the colour areas onto different blocks of wood, in readiness to carve.

10.22

 

Other Resources

 
 

Starting Points

A note about 3 different points to begin your own design process from

PDF

 

Notes

Process, Materials and Sources

PDF

 

Links

Useful resources that you can view / access

 

 

Before progressing to the next step, you should have…

Created and refined your design, made an accurate tracing of the design and transferred the design to your woodblocks. The colours will be split onto different blocks and be ready for carving.

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