Victoria-Riza Fashion Artist Illustrator and Printmaker

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I'm Victoria-Riza. I'm an artist and this blog is where I document my creative journey as well as invite conversations on culture and social issues through my art. Join me on my art adventures! Read more here!

Reductive Woodcut

 
 

Back in my college days, I was an illustration major and I was doing a lot of intaglio printmaking. I took a three year hiatus because, well, I didn't have access to a print lab. I started taking classes again, and instead of getting back into intaglio I decided to try out new processes. Last Fall I got my hands into serigraphy. You can see the print here.

At the start of this semester, my professor wanted me to try reductive woodcut. I hated the idea because the products of woodcuts are usually landscapes. I didn't know how to connect my style with this medium. However, K insisted I try just a sample; two by two inch of shina wood. So I did. And low and behold, I fell in love. 

The print of my sample gave birth to an incredible idea. Next thing I know I'm gluing nine of these 2x2 shina woodblocks to a matte board (that's a poor man's way of doing woodcut), and carving the same design into each block. 

I'm doing three colors and a chine colle (a printmaking technique of pasting paper to a pint). Stay tuned to see the printing process and the finished piece. It's going to be spectacular!!!

 
 
Reductive Woodcut | Fashion Illustration by Victoria-Riza
Reductive Woodcut | Fashion Illustration by Victoria-Riza
 
Reductive Woodcut | Fashion Illustration by Victoria-Riza
Field of Ladies

Field of Ladies

The Principles: Repetition

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