Last summer, a group of my college friends met in California to celebrate 35 years of friendship. We started our trip in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. I wanted to create a block print to commemorate our time there.
The sketch on tracing paper to be transferred onto the block.
Inking up the block with a blend of brown and blue.
Cutting around the tree tops was tricky.
The final stage of the block and the finished design.
This print ended up with 6 layers. Hope this makes the process of reductive block printing a little easier to visualize.