Woodcutting at NAFA, Singapore

My next lesson at Nafa was working more on the woodcut, and trying different printing options. Once we’ve printed it once, we can see where we need to cut into further or define more. I needed to make the lines connect more and to cut out the sky a bit more so the difference in textures could be easily seen. After a few goes, April our awesome teacher showed a few colour options. One was to paint with a brush directly onto the woodcut, into the grooves of the more cut out areas, and then to remove the excess ink off the top with paper. We then inked up the rest of the woodcut with black as per the usual and ran it through the press. I did a blue sky with mine and orange letters on the ‘LIDO’. The other colour option was to ink up a panel and press it onto paper, and then to ink up our woodcut into black and line it up and run it over the top of the colour. Mine was a bright orangey red,  I think it looks like a killer sunset. All in all a cool class, I’m definitely learning a lot here.


  • Jordan
    July 28th, 2011 ·

    Cool. what kind of wood and tools do you use to carve it up?

  • milly
    August 3rd, 2011 ·

    We use little chizle type tools you buy in a pack especially for woodcutting/lino cutting. The ends come in different sizes and shapes, mostly either a ‘V’ or a ‘U’ shape..and big and small. pretty fun!

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