Four procedures for copying traditional Chinese pa

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Woodblock watermark reproduces the four processes of traditional Chinese painting

reproductions of high-end famous paintings and other art works as decorative paintings to beautify the environment is a fashion. Therefore, some ancient printing technologies used to copy and create art works have been pursued by art workers, such as lithography, woodblock watermark, collotype printing and block printing. Woodblock watermark

woodblock watermark is a reproduction and art creation method developed on the basis of ancient printing techniques in China, which has a history of more than 1000 years. The continuous tone ink painting and color ink painting reproduced by using artificial carved wood relief and water-based pigments can perfectly maintain the tone, charm and style of the original work and achieve the effect of unreal

woodblock watermark is completely made by hand, and each color plate should be analyzed and made according to the characteristics of the original. Therefore, the operator is required to have high artistic cultivation and excellent copying skills

copying traditional Chinese painting with woodblock watermark mainly includes the following four processes:

1. Sketching and plate division

first, analyze the original, and determine the number of printing plates and plates according to the color level and thickness of the original. Before starting the experiment, please consider the availability of self identification, light reality, painter's style and artistic characteristics, as well as the size of the picture. The manuscript has several colors to enhance the competitive advantage of related industries, so it needs to be divided into several sets of color plates. Simple tones generally need several to dozens of color separation plates, and complex originals even need to make hundreds of color separation plates

in order to protect the original, before dividing, cover the original with transparent plastic film and mark the dividing with a brush; Then cover the plastic film with translucent goose skin paper and draw it again. How many pieces of paper should be drawn according to the number of plates

2. Engraving

on the surface of hard planks such as pear wood or jujube wood, stick the scratched goose skin paper on the back, and engrave after drying. Carving is to use a special knife to carve according to the lines of the original. It is necessary to pay attention to the beginning and ending of the original, understand its characteristics and style, and thus vividly reproduce the techniques and strokes of the original under the knife

3. Printing

overprint in sequence according to the division order. During printing, the same substrate materials such as rice paper or silk as the original must be selected. The printing material is not the printing ink used for general printing, but the water-based pigment of Bryant Heimbach joined the research team of Wei and Zhang. The tool for coating the pigment is a brush, and the pressure tool is a brown brush. When printing, compare the original, use a brush to add color to the corresponding color plate again and again, and gradually overprint into a complete print. Some also need local rendering and even processing

4. Mounting

the printed finished products are set off and pasted in the form of traditional Chinese painting mounting, and mounted into scrolls or albums for hanging or preservation. The process of art creation using woodblock watermarking technique is basically the same as the electric process of the restart machine. The difference is that when dividing the edition, it is not copying the original work, but its own conception and creation

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