I'm an artist working with moku hanga, traditional Japanese woodblock printing
18 August 2005
Tea Print - Almost Done
Here are two more impressions, a brown to define the fingers and the tea and black on the teapot. I think the linework on the hands is improved from the first print. It's more delicate. It's hard to make really thin lines on shina plywood.
Printing the black was intense. This is a color from Guerra Paint called "carbon black" and it's blacker than any black I've ever seen. It was sucking the light right out of the room! I watered it down a bit to make it blend better with the rest of the print.