Planning a Reduction Print

A value progression is multiple values and colors layered over one progressing from light to dark. Each successive layer definines a progressively darker area of the image.

A simple value progression is moving from light to dark in three values. A color progression is moving from a pale color to a deeper hue of the same color and a two color progression moves from one color to another, each with gradations in between.

The form and shapes can be developed using a simple three value progression. The block is carved away or reduced between each color run.

Color can be added by printing transparent glazes over the values runs.

This is an excerpt from the booklet "Reduction Woodblocks" with tips and guides on creating reduction woodblock prints.  Available from the DCArtPressBookstore.