Art The intimate and melancholic illustrations by Camille Deschiens
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The intimate and melancholic illustrations by Camille Deschiens

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Giulia Guido

With Camille Deschiens, we return to the basics of illustration, to the fundamental tools we have all used at least once in our lives: coloured pencils

Camille Deschiens is a French artist based in Nantes, the city where she was born and grew up in a family that has always made her breathe art: her father through his passion for cinema and her mother and grandmother through their passion for painting. These influences can be found in her artistic production and have been translated into the use of coloured pencils and the choice to represent moments of everyday life. 

Coloured pencils allow Camille Deschiens to take as much time as her creativity needs, to work slowly and experiment with different levels of colour. The distinctive feature of her illustrations is precisely the play of superimposition and, above all, of transparencies, which create melancholic and nostalgic atmospheres.

These are technical and stylistic choices that go well with the subjects Camille likes to draw: moments of intimacy, passion and normality. 
Her works look like film frames, moments that if they had not been printed on paper would have disappeared, flown away, and we would never have been able to see them. 

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A couple embracing on the sofa, another sharing the reading of a book, a young girl peering out of the window, a boy coming out of the underground. These are some of the subjects we see in Camille Deschiens’ work, discover more below and follow the artist on Instagram

Camille Deschiens
Camille Deschiens
Camille Deschiens
Camille Deschiens
Camille Deschiens
Camille Deschiens
Artillustration
Written by Giulia Guido
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