Ink Experiments with Yupo

Another interesting quality of Yupo paper — you can carve out images in a relief manner, which reminds me of the process of my drypoint prints. To make my angry wild cat, I drew my image onto the paper, and covered the entire surface of the paper with Indian ink. After the ink was dry, I used the guide drawing underneath to strip off the dry ink layers using wet cotton buds and paper towels to gradually reveal my feline.

I took a different approach with my rat piece, I added Indian ink where I wanted dark areas, and manipulated ink around the original drawing.