Imaginative Realism

Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740785504
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre: Art

Shares tips and techniques on creating a realistic picture of aliens and creatures, places, and machines.

Color and Light

Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740797712
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: Art

From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

The Artist s Guide to Sketching

Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 0823003329
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Art

Offers suggestions on the materials used in sketching on-the-spot--how to sketch amid the elements, how to capture motion and mood, how to produce studies on nature, people, and the man-made world--and the uses of imagination.

The Digital Matte Painting Handbook

Author: David B. Mattingly
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118078044
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Computers

The only how-to guide dedicated to mastering the technique of digital matte painting! Matte painting affords seamless integration between an artist’s painting with live action film footage and allows for greater flexibility and creative input in the appearance of movie settings. This unique book reveals a variety of tools and techniques that are both industry and classroom tested and will enhance your existing skill set. Veteran author and instructor David Mattingly walks you through the process of creating a matte painting, starting with rough concept sketches, working out the perspective drawing, adding light and shadow, and texturing all of the elements in the painting. You’ll gradually upgrade to using Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya in order to fulfill your matte painting vision. Escorts you through the process of creating a matte painting, starting with the initial concept sketch, adding light and shadow, texturing elements, and incorporating motion and depth Author is an experienced matte artist and teacher and shares a plethora of unique industry- and classroom-tested tools and techniques Features helpful step-by-step instructions accompanied by screen shots and photos to illustrate the process of creating a matte painting Whether you’re creating a background for a studio production, independent film, TV commercial, or YouTube video, The Digital Matte Painting Handbook helps you successfully complete your project. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Dinotopia Journey To Chandara

Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9781606601006
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Professor Denison and Bix, his dinosaur companion, are summoned to the forbidden empire of Chandara but, having lost their invitation, must travel penniless and in disguise through spectacular sights and memorable scenes. Includes a new afterword by the author.

Dinotopia First Flight

Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9781606600573
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Gurney takes us back to Dinotopia's ancient past, where the empire of Poseidos is about to capture the peaceful dinosaurs by using robotic technology. This expanded anniversary edition features a wealth of all-new material by the author.

A Land Apart From Time

Author: James Gurney
Publisher: HarperTrophy
ISBN: 9780060530648
Release Date: 2003-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In 1862, after being shipwrecked in uncharted seas, Professor Arthur Denison and his twelve-year-old son Will find themselves washed up on a strange island where people and dinosaurs live together peacefully.

Perspective Made Easy

Author: Ernest R. Norling
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486130002
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Art

Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations.


Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9781606600337
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Four years after being shipwrecked on the island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father explores the legendary caverns of the World Beneath.

James Gurney

Author: M. K. Brett-Surman
Publisher: Greenwich PressLtd
ISBN: 0867130466
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Dinosaurs

Text and illustrations, based on James Gurney's art commissioned for the Postal Service dinosaur stamp series, introduce thirteen dinosaurs and three other creatures found in North America during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Theory and Practice of Perspective

Author: G. A. Storey
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486147000
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Art

Authoritative guide helps artists at all levels achieve the accurate re-creation of natural perspective. Scores of concise, well-illustrated chapters explain how to reproduce shape, distance, and numerous other related topics. 301 illustrations.

How to Render

Author: Scott Robertson
ISBN: 193349283X
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Art

Explains how the human brain interprets the visual world around us, as well as the subject of visually communicating the form of an object in easy to understand lessons through the use of drawings, photography, and more.

Sunnyville Stories

Author: Max West
ISBN: 0989069605
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Rusty Duncan and Samantha Macgregor continue their adventures in a small town called Sunnyville.

The Fantasy Illustrator s Technique Book

Author: Gary A. Lippincott
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 0715326864
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Drawing

Heavily illustrated and highly detailed, Gary A. Lippincotts instruction manual for art students seeking professional entry in the fantasy art field guides them from conception of an art idea to publication, emphasizing methods for creating magical, mythical, and monstrous characters that inhabit worlds of fantasy and wonder. More than 350 color illustrations. Barrons Educational Series