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Old 02-03-2012, 04:19 PM
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Re: Watercolor and India Ink on Yupo

Hello! I am fairly new to the site, and since last visit I have created some art on Yupo paper and use it exclusively. I'm still learning how it reacts with Dr Martin's Bombay India Inks, but so far I love it!


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Re: Watercolor and India Ink on Yupo

Lovely!! Great job! I am also a fan of Yupo. It is great fun to work with!

Jeff! your stuff is also very good! What fun!
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Thanks Linda, Starting to work on landscapes which is a bit more challenging. I removed part of the drawing with a kneaded eraser and noticed that it affects the surface in bad way with accepting the ink. Fixed it a bit with some rubber cement thinner. I think the surface is very oil sensitive.

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Re: WC and Ink on Yupo

Wow -- WONDERFUL pieces!! I love your use of color as well as I love your ability to paint portraits. I've not tried the inks on Yupo, but you are making them mighty tempting!!!
If you rub cotton ball or Q-tip dipped in isoprophyl alcohol on the Yupo surface, it will remove oil (from hands) and also the eraser debris. This is a tip from George James, who is a fabulous Yupo artist.
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Re: WC and Ink on Yupo

Me, I'm a BIG fan of Yupo, too, and know how sensitive its surface is. You really know how to handle your pigments on it, Jeff, to a wonderful advantage. Like Brenda, I've not tried the inks on it yet but think now I will after seeing your lovely works. George James gave us a super workshop a few years ago here in Texas and he had lots of tips, too. Welcome to the forum and to WetCanvas!
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You are doing a great job with a difficult medium.

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Re: WC and Ink on Yupo

Thanks fellow water people, I enjoy the more painterly approach without being abstract. The works of Burt Silverman have inspired me for years, and I like his technique of rubbing off for reworking and creating highlights. Using Q-Tips for certain areas, I have tried this with the inks, but it doesn't work as well I guess because of the waterproof nature of the ink. It does lighten it a bit, but comes off more like a skin leaving hard edges. I'll have to try traditional watercolor. I also just thought of using pen nibs and line-work mixed in.
Up until now, I have always been using Liquitex Jar acrylics on Arches 140lb Rough. Hmm... wonder how they would work on Yupo..? All of the paintings on my link except for the ones posted already, were on Arches.

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These are GREAT
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Re: WC and Ink on Yupo

Outstanding--my faves are the first two--fantastic color!!!! I, too, just started working on Yupo and love it! I'm going have to try the inks now also...looks like fun.


Keep 'em coming--joy to view!

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Great, thanks for posting these.
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Re: WC and Ink on Yupo

These are beautiful. The water mark quality makes it so pretty even in the portraits! I use these inks too but mostly on smooth paper but yours shine.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:15 AM
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Re: WC and Ink on Yupo

I'm in a funny transitional phase with my art, and I have some old colors, products, playing with them all now on Yupo. I was using the Dr Martin Inks, but also found some old Dr Martin's Hydrus bottle watercolor that I used on Arches long time ago. Anyone use it on Yupo? Wonder what the difference would be, there are so many different types of bottled color my head's gonna explode.

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