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Ombre et Lumiére (Shadow and Light) By Corinne Dupeyrat

When most little girls were playing with dolls, Corinne Dupeyrat played with her imaginary horses. It seems only natural that she would turn her passion into a career of drawing horse portraits.

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Ombre et Lumiére (Shadow and Light) By Corinne Dupeyrat

When most little girls were playing with dolls, Corinne Dupeyrat played with her imaginary horses. It seems only natural that she would turn her passion into a career of drawing horse portraits.

Dupeyrat earned her diploma in interior and  ephemeral architecture from the School of Architectural Arts and Techniques and in interior architecture from the School of Graphic Arts, both located in her native country of France. An interior designer for eight years, Dupeyrat developed an eye for precision and detail that would later characterize her drawings. When she began creating animal portraits in 1998, Dupeyrat focused on the gaze and the reflection of the eye. For this reason, she always uses a single-color background in her work.

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Dupeyrat currently practices dressage, having claimed multiple championships across France. She often reflects on the parallels between drawing and riding. “Dressage is extremely technical but requires much sensitivity. My progress in horseback riding is useful to me for drawing, and vice-versa,” she said.

This week’s cover, Ombre et Lumiére (Shadow and Light), is a 10″ x 14″ color pencil drawing.

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