Welcome to the wood-engravings section of my gallery.
For those who are unfamiliar with this medium, wood engraving is a relief printmaking technique carried out in much the same manner as a lino-cut or wood block print. The important distinction that sets wood engraving apart from other relief printmaking methods is the cutting tools used and the orientation of the wood block. Traditional wood engraving artists use hand held cutting tools called gravers, some of which are similar to those used with metal or jewelry engraving. The other important difference is the wood block itself. Preferably good quality boxwood is used on the end grain rather than the plank grain of a pine board, for example. This orientation of the wood surface allows for equal resistance to the graver in every direction and allows for great detail.
For more information you might consider visiting the Wood Engravers Network. Here you will find practitioners of the craft from around the world who will also offer support and knowledge.v:4920