I already talked to you about Sandrine Thommen's illustrations in a blog article last year, when her book "Choses Petites et Merveilleuses" was released. I wanted to once again give a little nod to her work because she is an artist that I adore and who completely fascinates me. I had the joy of meeting her, by surprise, at the boutique, during one of her visits to Paris. His presence exudes the same beauty that I found in his works: humility, grace and gentleness.
Her talent as a storyteller through these drawings takes us on a wonderful journey around the world. There is also a gift which, I find, cannot be dissociated from the illustration itself: it is the use of color. Sandrine is for me an example of the mixture of these 2 talents which makes the work magical. The illustrator is a colorist. The color palettes in all these books give incredible life to his landscapes and story scenes.
Written by Fleur Daugey - Illustrated by Sandrine Thommen
For the record, Sandrine was born in 1986 and comes from the Cévennes. After a scientific baccalaureate, she branched off to the Estienne school, in Paris, for an “Artistic Professions Upgrade”. She continued on this path at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, from which she graduated in 2010. She currently lives in Strasbourg. His work is inspired by Persian miniatures, Chinese painting and Japanese prints. His creations can be seen on his website here.