Books object

The illustrations give birth to the story or conversely, the story nourishes the drawing.

The whole then becomes an illustrated book that can be read and looked at.

The book is a precious object, printed on watercolor paper and whose format is designed according to the whole.

The sources of inspiration are multiple, suggested by a context, a text or a commission, the technique used remains that of illumination.

All original creations are made on parchment with historical pigments, the catalog of which you will find in the Pigments tab .

The legend of the Grand Duke, 2021

Creation on kid parchment. Size 60 x 80 cm

The story tells of the transformation of a young boy into this rapacious eagle-owl. It is taken from a longer story that relates the life of the Ouarpa people, people living in the mountains.

book in progress

Title: The walking trees, Tale for all, 2017

Text and illustrations: Céline Payan Granier

Calligraphic tale on antique goat parchment whose brown trace of the animal's spine inspired the drawing of the tree. The illustration is painted with organic pigments used in the traditional 15th century illumination technique.

Printed on watercolor paper, 200 grams, it comes in the form of two Leporrello, one vertical, the other horizontal in which the story unfolds.

Dimensions of the closed book 16x 11 cm

This tale tells of how trees, tired of chasing birds, have grown all around the earth.

Unit price: 14.70 euros

Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies

ISBN 978-2-9575342-0-3

Title: Playing cat and mouse

Text and illustrations: Céline Payan Granier

The day of six Afghan children between leaving school and leaving school.

Find the cats and mice in the illustration and the sounds "cha" and "sou" in the text.


ISBN 978-2-9575342-1-0

The four seasons 2008

Creation on goat parchment, , 30 x 45 cm

The four seasons unfold around a central tree, the face of which constitutes the trunk.  This illumination is inspired by a tree encountered on a path, the base of which has the head of a trogne.

The illustration is in a gilt frame with copper and silver leaf.

Copies of illuminations

Based on illuminations from the cannon tables of the famous Toros Roslin XII century.

Goat parchment, pigments, gold leaf placed on a fish glue plate.

Size 18 x 24cm

King David playing the harp, from a 15th century Bible.

Calf parchment, pigments, gold leaf placed on a fish glue plate.

Dimensions 10 x 14 cm cm

Initial B according to Moralia in Job XII century

Cochineal Dyed Goat Parchment

Calf parchment, pigments, gold leaf placed on a fish glue plate.

Dimensions 10 x 14cm

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