Christophe Vacher

Christophe has the credit of managing concept art and art direction for Disney, Dreamworks, Universal Studios and many other animation studios. He’s worked on major films including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dinosaur, Hercules, Tarzan, Shark Tale and Treasure Planet (one of my favourite Disney sci-fi animations).

Treasure Planet by Disney
Treasure Planet by Disney

Remember the animated beginnings of Disney’s Enchanted starring Amy Adams? Christophe was Art Director on the animation and produced memorable moments like this. Check out the video here

Colour script & art direction for Enchanted by Christophe Vacher
Colour script & art direction for Enchanted by Christophe Vacher

Christophe received an Annie Awards nomination (equivalent of an Academy Award for Animation) for his work on Tim Burton’s CG feature film 9. 9 has to be one of the best original animation features ever made and is one of my all time favourite dystopian movies. Check out the trailer and you’ll see why.

He worked as a visual development artist for Despicable Me before moving to Hasbro studios where he has won two Emmy Awards for Transformers Primethe latest CG animated TV show from one of the most famous sci-fi franchises on the planet.

Colour and lighting design for a Visual Effects sequence in episode 19 by Christophe Vacher
Colour and lighting design for a Visual Effects sequence in episode 19 by Christophe Vacher

All of these major achievements are a testament to Christophe’s professionalism and skill with his art. He is a legend in my book and I feel honoured to feature his work. While his career working for the biggest names in animation is mind blowing, his personal works of art are sublime. Below are my favourites.

The Taming of Naas by Christophe Vacher
The Taming of Naas by Christophe Vacher
The Gate by Christophe Vacher
The Gate by Christophe Vacher
The Canyon by Christophe Vacher
The Canyon by Christophe Vacher
Christophe painting Neo-Samarkand
Christophe painting Neo-Samarkand
The Old Buzzard by Christophe Vacher
The Old Buzzard by Christophe Vacher
Having laid your eyes on the images above you will be hungry for more.
Light up your coffee table with a copy of Christophe’s book of art here.
Check out his website at www.vacher.com
There are more samples of his fantastic work on his Deviant Art page too.

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