Woodcut // Try Every Day

Try Every Day #12

I’ve always been fascinated by illustrations in ancient texts. The pre-printing press era. The woodcut designs. I love how the artists of the day could capture a moment in time with seemingly just a few lines. There was no shading, so the images feature huge contrast instead. Large dark patches, highlited with glints of white. I find beauty in simplicity and, to me, the art of woodcut is gorgeous.

I’ve never actually tried it though. I have a set of carving chisels. I have lots of wood. Ink and paper are cheap. Maybe I’ll give it a try sometime if I come up with a design I’d like to print.

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