Stormbreakers by vacher

Stormbreakers

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Added: Mar 30, 2002
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Artwork for a personal children's book project.

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Guest's picture

Beautiful images, love them, glorious detail and colour.

vacher's picture

I haven't worked much on this project yet, beside a few pictures and an unfinished story in my head. But I really want to complete it fully some day. Thank you for the nice words, Lai. Don't crawl away to hide anywhere, though, everyone with a passion for art can achieve their dream with a lot of work and effort.
Cheers.

Guest's picture

Oh wow, not only is the style of this work beautiful, but the idea itself is very interesting also! So, was this book project you mentioned published? If yes, then what is the name of the book? Judging by the amazing illustration, it would most definitely make it into the bestsellers list! I'd love to read it. And I just can't think of good enough adjectives to describe how excellent your work is. My art skills cry with envy and crawl away to hide in a little hole somewhere. *builds a shrine and starts worshiping* Keep up the great work! Laughing out loud

~Lai

Guest's picture

Your work is amazing. I love how everything feels so over whelming. I love the colors you use, I can't praise your work enough. It is just amazing. My favorites are the landscapes.

Guest's picture

well thats the worst site i have ever seen , it kept me engrossed for hours , absaloutly great well donr to all for putting this together
regards paul

j-art's picture

no words could describe the beauty of this work - could spend houres to look at it 8i already did Smile - just a joy to look at it - thanks for giving me this good moments in life

Guest's picture

A imagem é muito bonita! Indescritível!

thrax-1's picture

Christophe i missed this piece when i took a tour a few months back now.Sh*t no this is your best!or my favourite one of the two LOL*just the way the ship comes through the clouds,i might try a piece like this >___< ahehehe.oooh awesome!

vacher's picture

Thanks, Soni.
Heaven with hot chocolate sounds good to me. Wink

soni's picture

Good lord in heaven with hot chocolate, I can't believe how beautiful this painting is! I saw this before on the net some time ago, and I really wanted to know who did it... and here it is! It was you! You are horribly gifted and I am just left gaping like a stunned fish in admiration! Well done!

Guest's picture

wow ! if i could draw a quater as good as you i would be happy ! lol very nice painting. i like the mountains

jenr8r's picture

christophe, your clouds just blow me away! they are so light, but so strong in the images! love your work! Laughing out loud

Guest's picture

Aeautiuful!And forest...I really like dark forest

Guest's picture

i think ur art work is amazing!

armands's picture

I really like how You play with scale! Its that thing, which i wanna achieve someday.. Amazing lighting!

Guest's picture

These two paintings are simply the best I've come across since visiting the site, your landscapes are mesmerizing!

Guest's picture

I know that a lot of persons congratulate you...well, me to....your work is really great, seriusly....

Guest's picture

I think its the best gallery i have ever seen, in my opinion!!

vacher's picture

Thank you for your nice words. Well, to answer your question, yes I sometimes use photographs for some parts of the paintings. Like for Stormbreakers, the long sleep or Expectations. The Giants, The Rebirth and other ones were completely from imagination. And yes, it comes from years of practice developing your skills.

Guest's picture

i was looking at a lot of pictures on the site as usual..but then i stopped at your work examining them..and i had to take some time and write some comments on your extremely amazing work..the rebirth,expectations,the long sleep,the ginats and this one are my favorites..i've been looking at them for almost an hour and i can't even decide which one is the best..they're all have something unique and mind blowing about it..the time and mount of the detail u put in each picture is something really to respect...but i have a small quest. that i've been asking myself a very long time ago..and i guess u're the right person who can answer it for me..when making extremely detailed pictures like that..do u paint everything from your mind or u use some photos and u make your own changes to them...and if not,then how do u guys paint very detailed stuff like that straight from mind..were u able to achieve that after years from drawing and painting from real life..or it's just a very special gift that some people have that they can do stuff like that from their mind..well,keep up your great talents..

vacher's picture

No, I'm not a Cal Arts grad, sorry.
The techniques I use, I learned them over years, especially working in animation where you work along with artists of all backgrounds and techniques, especially at Disney.
No, I never had to animate the clouds I do, just to paint them. About what movies I worked on, you can check in the "Artist" section of my website, if you use the link that is provided on this site. Let me know if you can't find it. Good luck with your art.

Guest's picture

ive been looking at your layouts and wondering if you have worked for disney, now i read you did. I expect im looking at theworks of a Cal Arts grad? and here a question how long did it take you to learn the techniques you use on these paintings. I myself favor acrylics. over other paints (never tried Oil) but im still only an amatuer and have not though about painting proffetionally. I sculpt as a hobby and consider myself a better sculptor than painter.

you ever have to animate some of the clouds you do or other layout animation or is all you do is the painting. and what disney films has your work been shown in?

vacher's picture

A painting like this takes me about 70 to a hundred hours of work. There is no medium. I use a special technic that I've learned at Disney to keep the acrylic wet spraying water over it with an airbrush in one hand and working with 2 brushes at the same time in the other hand: a badger blender and a small brush for details. It's hard at first, but you get used to it.
Many people asked me about doing a tutorial. Maybe a little later, when my work gets better known.

zt-1's picture

About how long does a painting like this take (in hours)? Also, do you use a special medium? Slow drying maybe. Have you thought about doing a tutorial?

Guest's picture

i love the colors and the ship is great.

lofgren3's picture

Christophe, your work and your talent are incredible and this piece about takes the cake. Freakin' unbelievable! I'm chilled and awed at the same time.

jeshannon's picture

Astonishing work Chris !! the way you paint clouds and the atmosphere in your pics is suberb, I'm well impressed !!!

vacher's picture

Well, thanks to all of you who enjoyed my work.

vacher's picture

The original is 20 x 24"

vacher's picture

Thanks, Socar.
Good to hear from peoplke who enjoy your work.

Art at its best.