Paint what you drink: Vancouver YouTube artist shows us how to paint with coffee

from Vancouver Mei Yu Line Art Videos continue to grow in popularity. She now has more 1.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel which is full of artistic challenges, ranging from anime and manga, to trying out new materials that are a bit out of the ordinary, including coffee.

The renowned artist decided to try drawing with instant coffee just to see what it would look like.

“I thought painting with coffee was something really unique and different,” Yu said. “It’s coffee, it’s delicious…and I thought it would be fun to show my viewers all kinds of of art you can make with the things around you.”

This dragon has been completely painted with coffee residue. (Radio Canada)

“I always try to create different kinds of artistic challenges and interesting content.”

Yu uses her usual brushes on watercolor paper that she finds at local art stores. Paints resist fading when finished.

His fans love it.

She says the response was so positive that she decided to make a T-shirt from her first coffee design and is selling them now.

Mei Yu posts the videos on her channel Fun2Draw. She started the channel to inspire others to draw and paint after growing up without access to any formal instruction.

With files from CBC’s Our Vancouver

Raymond T. Helms