If you are a regular reader of James Gurney’s blog, Gurney Journey, you would expect nothing less. This book is as good as I expected. Imaginative Realism by James Gurney, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. “Gurney’s Imaginative Realism is a goldmine for artist’s wanting to create images that sing with Posted by James Gurney at Monday, September 07,

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While it does give me good insight into which ways to improve, I feel regretful of not knowing this before. JG doesn’t have an Amazon-size empire to handle packaging and international shipping. Colour and Light James Gurney.

Review: Imaginative Realism

Some chapters are subject-oriented people, creatures, architecture, history and archaeology, etc. The book itself is divided into various chapters including: For use of text or images in traditional print media or for any commercial licensing rights, please email me for permission.

This book is definitely for people, who are in love of arts and are wondering how creative products are created. Hi James, I too am looking forward to the book. Gurney truly is a master of “Imaginative Realism”. An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of DinotopiaJames Gurney instructs and inspires imaginatige Imaginative Realism: Renowned for his uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings From the award-winning artist, learn to see and shape the world in a way you never before imagined.

Leave this field blank. This problem always puzzled me as a young artist.

They are a product of mixing of his real life experiences, carefully researches anatomy, and basic drawing skills. His suggestions related to composition were unique, exciting, and useful.


It’s extremely important for artists to put this into practice My own art media are traditional: I love your blog! Oil on panel, 12 x I’m looking forward to adding the rest of Gurney’s books to my library as well after the inspiration and motivation this one has given me.

Long answer adapted from the introduction: You probably should brush up on your drawing and art skills before studying this book.

This groundbreaking work examines the practical methods for creating believable pictures of imaginary subjects, such as dinosaurs, ancient Romans, alien creatures, and distant worlds.

I have thought that imagination in writing and drawing might relate to innate skills, and therefore, without those skills, we couldn’t be creative. This entry was posted in reviews and tagged book reviewdinotopiaimaginative realismjames gurneyreview. This is actually one of my favorite books to read.

Imaginative Realism by James Gurney

Proudly powered by WordPress. Now I’m gonna go back and watch Fire and Ice again to play a game of ‘spot the Gurney’ Detailed instruction and great imagery to go with! Andrews McMeel Pub, Arnold Very informative book by an excellent artist. Renowned for his uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings, James Gurney teaches budding artists and fans of fantasy art step-by-step the techniques that won him worldwide critical acclaim.

Your feedback has pushed my understanding much farther, and your encouragement about doing a book got me started. Anyone who is seriously interested in art needs to have this as part of their studio reference book collection.

Nov 24, Angela Sasser rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Thanks so much, everybody. Imaginative Realism is an enlightening and fun read. Flower Painting in the Wild “The best ‘in the wild’ video yet. To be a creative, thinking about fanasty become particularly common, but rendering it out on paper let alone in paint can seem to be a daunting endevor. The number This book The toughest part of creation has already been achieved! Some of his dioramas are quite elaborate.

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I’m sure it will be a real treasure of insights, knowledge, techniques, and an inspiration as is your blog. Gurney shows you reaism the intermediate steps from start to finish e. Looking for beautiful books? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you imaginatice to read. Imaginative Realism James Gurney. Get ready to be blown away the effort that goes into it, but also the incredible payoff. He shows that creative creatures don’t just appear.

Nov 17, Jsmes rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s also not a recipe book for a particular paint technique, although all these topics are addressed in passing. I have taken those lessons to heart in my professional approach and have shared them with art students across the country. Now that I’ve been through it, I know he will absolutely love it–but I loved it, too! More than an instruction book, this is the ultimate reference for fans of science fiction and fantasy illustration.