Value and Color Progressions

Value or color progressions are essential when using the reduction woodcut process. For a single block reduction, there is a simple value progression through the multiple carve-and-print stages. When using multiple blocks that are each reduced between printings, different value or color progressions can be assigned to each block. 

A value progression is multiple values and colors layered over one progressing from light to dark. Each successive layer defines a progressively darker area of the image.

A simple value progression is moving from light to dark in three values. A color progression is moving from a pale color to a deeper hue of the same color and a two color progression moves from one color to another, each with gradations in between.

The form and shapes can be developed using a simple three value progression.
The image is carved away or reduced between each printing (color run).
Color Progression
The block is carved away or reduced between each color run. 
Color can be added by printing transparent glazes over the values runs.