Story: Feb 18, 2015
CIA students create appealing designs for co-working space
Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA
Story: Feb 11, 2015
Furniture design competition brings student work to MOCA Cle...
CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015
69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition
Social: about 8 hours ago via Facebook
CIA Associate Professor and Chair of Printmaking Maggie Denk-Leigh and Ceramics Technical Specialist Amy Sinbondit will teach a Pre-College class for high schoo...
Story: Jan 09, 2015
Time-lapse video shows completion of major construction on n...
Events: Feb 24, 2015
CIA Financial Aid Nights
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CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall
Blog . Ukiyoe -Woodcut-
Ukiyoe Woodcut is a program that allows users to carve out of a virtual wood surface meant for printing.†The problem is that you only start with one tool to do it with.†Yes, it's true that Ukiyoe woodcut is a free application.†However, the tools to make truly wonderful works of woodcutting art must be bought inside the application itself.†While it is to the user's benefit that he or she learns to steady his, or her, hand to create detailed woodcuts, without the necessary tools to create those details, the interface becomes clunky and difficult to use. For example, when I opened a wood panel to cut on for the first time, I was extremely confused that the tool that they advertised, a scalpel, was not included in the original free version.†Instead, the user starts with a large rounded chisel, meant for carving out large surfaces.†As a woodcarver, I don't recommend this application. I prefer more tactile and tangible methods of artwork and sculptural work. These images show the final work that I did with†the free tool. However, for people who are printers, this is the application for you.†Buy the extra features like different colored paints and carving tools to get a good idea of how to lay out woodblock carvings.†It's a great way to see the texture that woodblock printing often leaves behind. So for creative play, I give this application a 4 out of 5, but in terms of getting what they advertise, I would give it a 1 out of 5.†The app relies on "in-app purchases" to fully use it, so it's a bit misleading to call it free. Ukiyoe-Woodcut- in iTunes - FREE