It’s about time I gave Punch a little love here on the interwebs! He’s been with me since he and his sis (no longer here) were babykitties…and he’s getting up there in years. This is a drawing made with Copics on yupo paper made from an early morning photo I took when he sat on me, trying to talk me into getting up to feed him!
Drawing with Copics on Yupo Paper
For the last few months, I’ve been testing Yupo paper. Even with my Copics. It’s a slick surface – it comes in both white and translucent, and I’m using the white here. I wouldn’t suggest using Copics on Yupo for the faint of heart – this paper is easier with other mediums, as you saw in last week’s Yupo Roundup. But since this actually came out nicely I decided I’d share it even if it was tough. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.
About 35 of you saw this video before. It was accidentally published earlier this summer, and I took it off YT right away when I discovered it happened. I wanted to share the Yupo Roundup with you before this, and I hadn’t gotten around to doing that video til last week! Oops!
While in Alaska, I was SO excited to make a little discovery. I was in the Visitors Center and saw a painting on the wall – a giant MOOSE! I immediately recognized it as being painted on Yupo paper…and when I asked about it, they gave me a flyer for V Rae’s art at Stephan Fine Arts Gallery. Yesterday before leaving Anchorage I made it to the gallery and broadcast a short Periscope video to show off V Rae’s work! And I came home with a book and a print. YAY for great inspiration! I hadn’t even heard of this artist until I happened upon it, so I felt very blessed…it was meant to be!
If you want a little piece of art yourself, the gallery will order prints, metal prints, or canvases of any of the art pieces. Be sure to tell them Sandy sent ya! The lady there was kind to me but so confused as to what the heck Periscope was and why I wanted to shoot in her shop. LOL! I hear some folks have already ordered prints, so I hope she is glad she made the decision to say yes to my silly request!
PS: Big big thanks to everyone for your treasured comments about the Toastmasters contest results. You guys are the BEST!
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- Yupo Watercolor Paper Pads, 9×12 White (yes there’s more in stock after you bought it all up last week. LOL)
- COPIC Sketch Markers E35, 100, W7, T7, C4, C2, B34, YG03
- Copi Wide Markers – I think it’s worth having a couple fave colors in the wide markers, just to be able to do backgrounds.
- Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White