Zea Mays Printmaking/Moku Hanga: Japanese Water-Based Woodblock - Remastered

Moku Hanga: Japanese Water-Based Woodblock - Remastered

    Moku hanga, the traditional Japanese method of woodblock printing, is an elegant, green, and low-tech process that works easily in a home studio and combines well with other printmaking methods. With its transparent waterborne pigments, which are applied with brushes and printed by hand, moku hanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints.
     
    This tutorial will introduce all aspects of the process: transferring images to wooden blocks, carving with Japanese tools, using the Kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren. 
     
    Annie Bissett is an accomplished Moku hanga artist and shares a history of the medium as you follow her through all the steps in the creation of a multi-color, moku hanga woodblock print.

    Contents

    Introduction

    A little history of the art form and Annie Bissett’s approach to the medium.
    Introduction
    • 6 mins
    • 649 MB

    Materials

    Everything you will need for moku hanga printmaking in your home studio.
    Materials
    • 31 mins
    • 3.21 GB

    Developing the Image

    How to translate a photograph or drawing for moku hanga and how to make a master sketch for registration.
    Developing the Image
    • 16 mins
    • 1.58 GB

    Creating a Registration System

    How to create a kento registration system and use it for multi-block printing.
    Creating A Registration System
    • 16 mins
    • 1.67 GB

    Transferring the Image to the Blocks

    Methods for drawing color separated images onto the blocks for perfect registration.
    Transferring the Image to the Block
    • 7 mins
    • 678 MB

    Carving the Blocks

    Examples of different carving techniques, step-by-step instructions for carving your blocks and honing your tools during carving.
    Carving the Blocks
    • 41 mins
    • 4.29 GB

    Preparing to Print

    Preparing paper and making rice paste in preparation for printing.
    Preparing to Print
    • 9 mins
    • 955 MB

    Printing

    Step by step instructions for printing your multiple blocks and cleaning your brushes after printing.
    Printing
    • (1h 03m 44s)
    • 4.49 GB

    Evaluating the Final Prints

    A close up analysis of the finished prints and Annie’s closing thoughts.
    Evaluating the Final Prints
    • 4 mins
    • 378 MB