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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I could immediately recognize the style from book covers of the America journals of realissm. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. For me, not as information laden as Color and Light, his other book, but offered a much more in depth look at Gurney’s process and how he visualizes the non-existent. He reveals a variety of useful techniques in composition vignetting, windmilling, cut-aways, etc.

It’s extremely important for artists to put this into practice The result is a painting that tells its story convincingly. It is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to authoritative painting and visionary storytelling as well as a lively visual testament to a committed artist’s life lived fully and passionately.

In addition to the painting genres you mention, it will also be of great benefit to Surrealist painters, artists exploring Magical Realism, and spiritual, psychological and Mythical themes as well. I had the honor of meeting James Reailsm at Anthrocon in ; he definitely knows what he’s talking about. I have taken those lessons to heart in my professional approach and have shared them with art students across the country. Gurney put words to concepts I have never been introduced to, even being a college-trained artist!

You can browse it like a magazine or read it straight through. Along the way, I have researched the art instruction methods from fifty and one hundred years ago, when imaginative art was taught more systematically.


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This book isn’t really a tutorial book on drawing, but much can be learnt from it. He explains his methods, materials he used and it really makes you want to push your creativity to the max.

An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of DinotopiaJames Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: You might use a traditional technique such as watercolor, gouache, oil, or acrylic. In this book Gurney sums up his approach to imaginative realism, references, maquettes, techiniques and more. I coulda sworn imqginative was coming out in September though Something that gave me hope is the author saying it took him 3 months of research and painting for a particular detailed piece.

The pictures appear tranquil; the color is bright. He found out there’s a drummer boy who used his drum as a float and drew that in. Jul 14, Shane Evans rated it it was amazing. I also have shared many of those insights on this blog.

Review: Imaginative Realism

I had seen a few illustrations from Dinotopia by the author imaginatife but really had no idea how truly amazing his work is. I had the honor of meeting him in person at that event!

It has changed the way I paint every day at work – I can hardly give it higher praise than this. Sometimes, I was just immersed in the picture for a while before I suddenly realize that I have watch them for a half of hour. Jul 17, Max rated it it was amazing.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Imagniative. I found it very insightful. Contact them via email or Facebook for enquires. On a diferent note, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the art term for ‘shape weilding’ – ‘massing’?

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Open Preview See a Problem? While it does give me good insight gurnney which ways to improve, I feel regretful of not knowing this before.


I am left kinda with a feeling of shame for not having referenced stuff in my xy years of artistic endeavor. Now that I’ve been through it, I know he will absolutely love it–but I loved it, too! Oct 02, Danny rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you support this blog, you will feel good and the world will be a better place.

Episodes II and III ” Imaginative Imagknative is an indispensable, flawless reference for vision makers in any discipline to create their own imaginative realms. He really thinks this stuff out.

Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist

The one may be more talented than the other, of course; but without untiring diligence, single mindedness, and a combative spirit, there can’t be any good result. Some of his dioramas are quite elaborate. I think the real challenge is to go for both— and I’ve seen very good artists go for both. Here are direct links to the book: Hello Sir, I noticed I can pre-order the book on Amazon. Sorry to my Canadian and overseas friends.

He has provided lots of photos and his own work in the book. I had the honor of meeting James Gurney at Anthrocon in ; he definitely knows what he I grabbed this book on sale from Strand Books a few years ago. This book is what my college education should have covered. Jan 28, Mya rated it really liked it.