inspired by Japan block, first coloring

I am currently working on a woodcut print (or relief print) for a project by the Baren Forum online printmaking group. The prints will be shown around the world, with all proceeds going to the Japanese tsunami relief. I decided (perhaps foolishly) to experiment with a method of printing called ‘white line printing’ where the lines are carved out and stay white, and the rest of the block is hand colored. After all of the colors dry, you mist the block with water and print all of the colors at once. This is my first block, and I used particle board rather than a wood plank for ease of carving. I am happy with the design, but way over my head in terms of printing expertise.

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