I would like to dig a little deeper in your process. How does it look like and what is the most challenging part of it?
For creating alcohol ink paintings you need a few main ingredients: the inks, special paper (yupo), isopropyl alcohol to dilute and, depending on which technique you use, something to dry it, like a hairdryer. And then the fun can begin. When I start painting, I usually have an idea in my head on which colours I want to use and how I want to arrange them. But sometimes I also just let myself go and see where it takes me. With alcohol ink the most difficult part is to control the ink, where it goes, but sometimes you just have to accept that you cannot (fully) control it.
When did you start to experiment with ink and paper and why have you chosen this particular medium?
As mentioned before, I look at many different artists on Instagram and that is also how I first came across alcohol ink. I immediately liked the way the different colours flow into each other and wanted to try it out. With experience, you get more acquainted with the medium and can try different techniques.
Majority of your art is done on Yupo paper. Does it have any special features that make you use it?
Yupo paper is a form of artificial paper, almost like plastic. Normal paper would be too absorbent for the alcohol inks and you would not get the flowing effect that you get with yupo. It is available from different brands and in different thickness, all with slightly different attributes.