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).
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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. 
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