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It really is jam-packed with information. JG doesn’t have an Amazon-size empire to handle packaging and international imaginstive. In every chapter, James Gurney shares with us what he learned when creating his paintings. This book is designed to show you how by taking you behind the scenes.

If you are a regular reader of James Gurney’s blog, Gurney Journeyyou would expect nothing less. He explains that we can paint the imagination by creating it first, then it’s a matter of setting the light correctly on the jaems and paint what you just sculpted or composed on your table.

It’s extremely important for artists to put this into practice You’ll also learn things as Gurney talks about the specifics of how to achieve a certain effect, or the history behind a style of painting.

Here rises the hope that if I spent more I could astound myself with the results. For use of text or images in traditional print media or for any commercial licensing rights, please email me for permission.

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The number This book Quotes from Imaginative Reali Oct 26, John added it Shelves: Here I was worrying about my son’s ability to find a job with an art degree, but now I feel a lot better about his prospects.

Imaginative Realism is an enlightening and fun read. He has also drawn beautiful illustrations for publications like National Geographic.

The artwork is great, and the stories are very interesting, but as per the subtitle I was honestly expecting a bit more on the techniques and teaching rather than showing off his great works. Here’s what he says about his own book from the introduction: 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.

There’s always something new to look up in it. The final sections briefly cover Gurney’s painting process and suggested career paths for artists with tidbits of advice from someone who has been there and done that.

All the while in my spare time I was sketching and painting from life outdoors. James Gurney is a famous illustrator who paints in a realistic manner a contrast to my own simple story. With reference to yesterdays post, I can’t wait to do Gourd Goblins with my students, and let them combine their still life sessions with imaginative thinking.


Thanks for being so generous with your time, knowledge and sources of inspiration.

Imaginative Realism : How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Feb 24, Ljubica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Subscribe to our mailing list. He really thinks this stuff out. This book is what my college education should have covered. This is one of those books that you can read and then revisit again and again just to flip through.

Review: Imaginative Realism

In this book, Gurney has talked about his process of producing “dinotopia”. Thanks so much, everybody. It is imagibative than just another handbook, it really inspires you. My mind exploded after reading this book. They apply equally to professionals and to beginning art students.

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I had the honor of meeting James Gurney at Anthrocon in ; he definitely knows what he’s talking about. Sue Brettingen, Model Retailer show more. I love your blog! Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.