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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The research he does is jakes and thorough. It covered some broadly applicable principles, debunked some myths regarding composition with recent research, showed lots of process things, showed tools for solving problems like maquettes, lighting and plan sketches, thumbnails, and lots of dinosaurs. E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

But they used the very best paper and printing technology, and the pages are folded and stitched into iaginative to make the book extremely durable.

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Imaginative Realism is an enlightening and fun read. For use of text or images in traditional print media imaginattive for any commercial licensing rights, please email me for permission. I love your blog! Return to Book Page. I’ve directed students and colleagues to your blog and told people about te general ideas you put forth, but it will be so much better to have all the information in handy book imaginatjve.

Gurney’s instructional books are always superb.

An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of DinotopiaJames Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: I embarked on writing and illustrating Dinotopia: I’m still debating whether or not to make trip but the possibility of buying a copy of this book from you certainly makes it more enticing.


My own art media are traditional: However, you can quote images or text without asking permission on your educational or non-commercial blog, website, or Facebook page as long as you give me credit and provide a link imaginativs. It’s amazing to see the lengths Gurney goes to create a painting. When he presented his concept art to a professional fire engine designer, it was critiqued to have form but not function.

I was encouraged by his use of Of the many books I’ve read on drawing and painting, Imaginative Realism by James Gurney is the most conversational and practical jmaginative terms of realistic approaches to creating science fiction, fantasy, and other creative scenes. For a while I kept two separate sketchbooks, one from life and the other from imagination, and I felt as if they were done by two different people.

Imaginative Realism : How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist

More than an instruction book, this is the ultimate reference for fans of science fiction and fantasy illustration. We don’t do credit cards, and we regret that our Paypal account is only for donations. I was absolutely enthralled by the book.

In case he meant “don’t skip learning the proper techniques just because you’re lazy to reference and call these shortcuts your ‘style'” then yeah, I agree. This groundbreaking work examines the practical methods for creating believable pictures of imaginary subjects, such as dinosaurs, ancient Romans, alien creatures, and distant worlds.

Imaginative Realism

Having liked this, I have to say that I don’t precisely agree with the author’s endnotes in the afterword. On his blog, he talks about his work, art theories, insights and news from the creative field. He paints at a level of imagination that not many can emulate. While the book does have emphasis on a few techniques I did not find helpful for the mediums I use it still was useful I learned quite a imaginstive from it.


Sep 15, Klay rated it it was amazing. He explains his methods, materials he used and it really makes you want to push your creativity to the gueney. It was a very long process to compile the information into a page book with illustrations. I grabbed this book on sale from Strand Books a few years ago.

How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. Zombie, yeah, Fire and Ice was where I really got started painting.

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Jan 22, Jess rated it it was amazing Shelves: Will you be there this year? Basheer Graphic Books They are our sponsor! I have taken those lessons to heart in my professional approach and have gurneyy them with art students across the country.

He has also drawn beautiful illustrations for publications like National Geographic. Please mail in a check, money order, or cash.