Original Limited Edition Panda and Cub Print by Andrew Gray
This woodblock print of a mother panda cradling her baby cub, depicting the nurturing nature that we have come to associate with this gentle bamboo-eating bear. Created from hand carved Japanese woodblocks and printed to Japanese paper using environmentally safe inks. Limited to an edition of 100 prints only. Framed picture is for reference only, the print is provided ready to fit an A4 aperture mount and frame (B&M bargains will keep the cost down, or hobby craft, or Ikea.). Posted in a cellophane wrapper and a card backed envelope.
What is a woodblock print? You can see above the drawing, then the cutting of the ‘plates’. There are 3 plates to this image, and the green is printed by overlaying yellow with blue (or cyan in this case). Essentially it is wood sculpture to produce an image. The beauty of using wood is that I can choose to also show the woodgrain of the block, which you can see in the detail of the blue behind the panda, making it a truly unique image.
These are classed as original pieces of art rather reproductions because of the process. Giclee prints are called limited editions but in reality are reproductions of an original piece, usually through photography or scan and then computer print. Woodblock and lino prints belong to the relief printing branch of art and so each is unique, original, and take many hours to produce. But because I can sell more for less, it means I can supply you with original art for much less.
Prints in particular are classed as a combination of decorative and design.
Each print is signed and numbered by hand in pencil.
Watch the video of my carving of an owl print to see how I do it. This is the same process for all my prints.
Then printing the owl