Woodcut is a relief printing technique. Woodcut prints are produced from drawings made on a hard surface – a woodblock. The design is carved into the surface of the woodblock leaving certain areas level with the surface. The surface of the woodblock is inked, and the image is transferred to paper by the application of pressure. Woodcut prints featuring numerous colors require multiple woodblocks, as each can only transfer one color. The resulting print shows the image as the exact reverse of the drawing on the woodblock.