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Enter the extraordinary world of painter Christophe Drochon, who, for the first time, opens up his studio and allows us a privileged glimpse into his art. Frequently focusing on animals, his strikingly realistic yet dreamlike images reveal nature’s beauty and fragility, as well as Drochon’s profound concern over its destruction. As he creates, we watch the progression from initial sketches done outdoors from life’ to painstaking studio work. Examples in a range of media showcase the different ways he captures a big cat’s baleful gaze, a macaw’s luminous plumage, and the ominous peace of a slumbering polar bear. Françoise Coffrant supplies illuminating, authoritative commentary.
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: New Holland; 1 edition (October 28, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Beautiful work, best for oil or acrylic artists
75 people found this helpful.
on July 10, 2007
By Joanna D.
If you aim to paint ultra-real, exciting wildlife art, Christophe Drochon’s work can’t help but inspire you. His rendering of lambent cat eyes, fur glowing in the sun and dramatic scenes are some of the best.
Truly Amazing Artwork – Vague Instructions
41 people found this helpful.
on February 14, 2008
This is an exceptional wildlife artist, however I bought this book specifically for the purpose of learning to paint animals in detail. There’s not a whole lot here to explain how to get certain effects. One thing that bothered me was how it was written. Not that it was poorly written, but that it was from the viewpoint of someone other than the artist. I want to read what the artist thinks, how they came up with the idea & how they acheived their results. Not from the viewpoint of someone who interviewed them.
6 people found this helpful.
on September 13, 2009
By Lynn Ponto-Peterson
Wonderful book with highly detailed paintings. I do not believe it is instructional enough for beginning artists but certainly is inspirational. A great addition to amateur as well as professional libraries.
3 people found this helpful.
on March 12, 2012
Excellent book and vendor. Exactly what I was looking for in my quest to learn how to paint animals. The author’s instructions were simple to follow and provided great details to make your attempt, even for a first timer, look great. Thank you.
A very talented man.
3 people found this helpful.
on February 1, 2011
By Sue F
I will never have the talent this man has but his paintings inspire the reader to try new techniques. The close up photo’s give clues into putting the paint on to paper.
on June 5, 2013
The steps and instructions are very ideal for a amateur and professional artists who wanted to fine tune the work.
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