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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

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)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Christophe Drochon's beautiful paintings demonstrate the mastery of a hyper-realistic technique that will delight and fascinate fans of nature. In his paintings, the animal and the scenery are often used as symbols to express ideas, and to illustrate emotional events in his personal life. Through his painting, Drochon hopes to inspire an awareness of the fragility of the world. Many of his paintings focus on the eyes of the animal, and with these astonishingly intimate portraits, he allows us to glimpse the soul of the natural world, and in the process, brings us closer to an understanding of ourselves.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >