Most art instruction books show you how to draw or paint something you can see: a still life, a landscape, or a portrait. But what if you want to make a realistic. “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, Imaginative Realism by James Gurney, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Leave all your doubts and fears at home because you are here to create, not quibble over what’s better or pays more or what art form is more worthwhile! The following sections detail his workspace, developing styles, and identifying artistic influences – all useful for expressing our own unique takes imwginative imagery using the tools and strategies of those who came before.

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Imaginative Realism : How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist

If you happen to be curious of the process and love to look at colorful picture like methis short book iamginative pages with lots of pictures might be a good book to relax your mind. Read reviews that mention james gurney imaginative realism color and light national geographic great book highly recommended coffee table norman rockwell treasure trove fantasy art step by step drawing and painting paint ikaginative fantasy artwork reading this book ever seen real world art school fantasy and sci-fi creative process.


The cover does give you pause as to the quality of the material that might be inside, but as grandma used to say, “never judge a book by it’s cover!

Do yourself a favor: He really thinks this stuff out. He takes examples from his own products and talks about his thought processes and his methodologies behind them.

My first 5-star book of the year.

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

Nov 17, Cassie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The same goes for many of his other paintings. See and discover other items: You learn first how to see and then how to paint what you see.

If not, this and the other book are amazing to keep as a collection, eealism of the amount of full page art. The revised concept is a huge improvement in believability that I thought it actually might work.

I was encouraged by his use of a variety of strategies including the sketches, models, maquettes, and photo references.

Imaginative Realism by James Gurney

Jan 10, Emily Van Doozer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have a Master’s degree in painting and drawing and was able to take a few of his techniques into practice. There are so many moments while reading this book where I felt rexlism sense of awe and enlightenment. Now that I’ve been through it, I know he will absolutely love it–but I loved it, too!


He dispenses his knowledge as freely as he does on his blog. Sometimes, I was imaglnative immersed in the picture for a while before I suddenly realize that I have watch them for a half of hour. This book is designed to gurneg you how by taking you behind the scenes. There’s always something new to look up in it.

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

It is intended not only for artists interested in fantasy and science fiction but also for anyone who wants to recreate history, visualize extinct wildlife, or simply tell a story with a picture. Those gunrey mannerisms will make your pictures look dated in the future, and the more you can avoid them, the more timeless your work will be.

We don’t do credit cards, and we regret that our Paypal account is only for donations. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This book completes the other Color and Light. From the award-winning artist, learn to see and shape the world in a way you never before imagined.

Or you might prefer a digital program such as Photoshop.