Painting Animals

Painting Animals

by Christophe Drochon
     
 

Open this book and enter the extraordinary world of Christophe Drochon, an exceptional painter who, for the first time lets us into his studio. The artist takes us into the animal world that is the source of inspiration for his paintings but also into the beauty and fragility of our environment, which is a matter of deep concern to him. From initial sketches from

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Open this book and enter the extraordinary world of Christophe Drochon, an exceptional painter who, for the first time lets us into his studio. The artist takes us into the animal world that is the source of inspiration for his paintings but also into the beauty and fragility of our environment, which is a matter of deep concern to him. From initial sketches from life to painstaking studio work, he reveals every stage in the process of producing strikingly realistic paintings. Whether working in pierre noire, pastels, acrylic or oils, he shows unique technical skill in capturing the magic of the flight of a bird or the intensity of the gaze of a big cat. The authoritative text by Francoise Coffrant helps us understand the scope of the artist's work and gives us an insight into his methods. Richly illustrated, every page of this book is an invitation to a world of dreams, discoveries and reflection

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Library Journal
Drochon's beautiful paintings demonstrate the mastery of a hyperrealistic technique that he often uses to illustrate emotional events in his personal life. From quick life sketches to detailed studio work, he reveals every stage in the process, whether working in Cont Pierre Noire, pastel, acrylic, or oil. He captures the flight of a snowy owl, the intense gaze of a lion, the lazy sleep of a polar bear, and the alert face of a fox. The authoritative text by Coffrant encapsulates the sophisticated technique and deep spiritual nature of Drochon's work. For something more comprehensive, see J.C. Amberlyn's Drawing Wildlife. As an inspiring, advanced work, this book is highly recommended. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845375454
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.75(h) x (d)

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