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!

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.

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!

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