Relief Engraving and Contemporary Printing

A course by Pablo Salvaje
Illustrator and engraver of stamps. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/20/2015
, Illustrator and engraver of stamps

Learn engraving and printing manual techniques to create one-of-a kind spaces

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (87)
  • 2338 students
Relief Engraving and Contemporary Printing

Learn engraving and printing manual techniques to create one-of-a kind spaces

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (87)
  • 2338 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 12 Lessons (2h 12m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

The RAE has it clear: a gouge is a thin, half-carved chisel, used by carpenters and other craftsmen to carve curved surfaces. For Pablo Salvaje it's something else, a gouge is an extension of his hand that has allowed him to create his best works and travel the world doing what he loves.

In this course, the multi-talented Sevillian artist will accompany you in the process of creating an installation using embossing and embossing to set a room with a mural.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation
  • U2
    U2. First steps
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it! Creating the main elements
  • U4
    U4. Composing our mural
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start knowing Pablo's career, his personal, professional and social projects. You will know their influences both from artists and from nature.

You will become familiar with the workspace and with the basic tools to work in relief. You will review the materials to be used in the course and then, you will learn the basic concept to work in relief: the law of positive and negative.

After the theoretical review, I'm sure you'll be willing to get down to work and that will be exactly what you will do. You will start by sketching what your mural will be using books, photographs, sketches and learning about compositions, color palettes and visual balance before passing your design to the DM.

Using the matrix that you will carve, you will use it first to print a print run and another on fabric, to also discover the characteristic properties of other materials before making your mural.

You will experiment with polymeric materials such as white clay or clay, to discover textures and reliefs in the lines of your matrix. You will learn to use natural elements to extract reliefs that will bring volume and life to your composition.

Finally, you will assemble all the elements that you have created in the course on the wall of your choice to create your mural.

What is this course's project?

You will create an installation to set a space through relief and volumes.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To illustrators, designers, artisans, potters, sculptors, restorers and anyone interested in learning engraving techniques.

What you need

You will not need previous experience in drawing, design, or have used a gouge, although having this knowledge could come well.

As for materials, you will need a set of gouges with different tips, a carved surface (wood, DM or rubber), a smooth wall or a large surface for your mural, ink and acrylics, brushes, pencil, paper, printing paper , roller, silicone, nails, hammer and a cutter or jigsaw.

Finally, you will need materials from home or nature from which you can extract textures: shells, snails, sea urchins, dried flowers or even avocado skin.


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Pablo Salvaje

A course by Pablo Salvaje

Illustrator and engraver of stamps

Pablo Salvaje is an illustrator, engraver and printer born in Seville (Spain) who is currently in a stable relationship with his gouge, which has not been separated for more than 7 years. With her she has worked on projects for clients such as Hyundai, Pinzat, or Desigual and has published a book, Alma Animal, in which her wildest illustrations are collected.

In 2015, he founded the private studio "La Selva Bcn" in Barcelona, a creation space where he teaches stamping workshops for all audiences.

With nature as a muse, Pablo Salvaje's work aims to leave a mark, literally and figuratively, and create awareness about the planet we inhabit.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps

    • Workspace and basic tools for embossing
    • Law of the positive and negative
  • U3

    Let's do it! Creating the main elements

    • Choice of our design, sketching what will be our mural
    • Gouge
    • We carved in DM the main elements of the mural
    • Print on paper and textile
  • U4

    Composing our mural

    • Stamping without ink
    • Color and life to the matrices
    • Details to give light and volume to our mural
    • Wall engraving and assembly of all the elements in our wall
  • FP

    Final project

    • Create the identity of your space

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Relief Engraving and Contemporary Printing. A Craft course by Pablo Salvaje

Relief Engraving and Contemporary Printing

A course by Pablo Salvaje
Illustrator and engraver of stamps. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/20/2015
  • 99% Positive reviews (87)
  • 2338 students