but anyway i was luckily enough to be given a mini workshop to see how they do it!yes!! i was actually quite excited even though i didnt speak a word of korean being able to get my hands dirty and do it myself and see these people doing it broke any kind of language barrier.
this here is one of my prints. i made two [i would of made thousands but i didnt want to take the piss out of their good nature]
the tiger is very significant to korea, the best way i can describe it as almost like the countries logo. almost how you could sort of say a bulldog would represent britain, or as a better example how a dragon represents china; the tiger is korean
the obvious language barrier didnt stop the artist enthusiastically telling me about, what i assume was an outline of the process and its history
From what i understand, i know we used ink.- as opposed to paint or oil based ink we use in the print studio, using hand gestures and lots of pointing at things this is the same ink used for calligraphy.
They had a stiff brush to rub the ink onto [or more into as i learnt] the wood, there was a kind of bath of ink which you dipped, and rubbed onto another flat surface before applying.
They encouraged me to really put the ink on! be generous with the ink!
|you really gta rub it in quite hard, dont dilly dally, really go for it|
|sorry for the picture quality but it should look a bit like this once inked|
once inked, put the paper as flatly as possible onto the wood cut
-BE REALLY CAREFUL PUTTING IT ON!
|and then peel off the print!, it was slightly embossed once removed, and again be careful removing it, we did it by lifting one end and pulling the paper up and away|