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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I’d be hard pressed to think of this as the type of “How to” book it first appears to be, since there isn’t any step-by-step instruction. Sorry to my Canadian and overseas friends. My mind exploded after reading this gurrney. I’d give it more stars if they were available. Pages with related products.

Renowned for gunrey uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings, James Reqlism teaches budding artists and fans of fantasy art step-by-step the techniques that won him worldwide critical acclaim. There are so many moments while reading this book where I felt a sense of awe and enlightenment. I really tried to make it useful as a reference, and it’s loaded with appendix materials: He has provided lots of photos and his own work in the book.

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I am left kinda with a feeling of shame for not having referenced stuff in my xy years of artistic endeavor. My first 5-star book of the year. He dispenses his knowledge as freely as he does on his blog.

The revised concept is a huge improvement in believability that I thought it actually might work. English Choose a language for shopping. An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator realjsm DinotopiaJames Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: I’m so glad that this book is in existence.

He also acted out the various poses of sailors in distress, rather than drawing them from imagination.

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Review More than an imsginative book, this is a guide for fans of science fiction and fantasy. I’m looking forward to adding the rest of Gurney’s books to my library as well after the inspiration and motivation this one has given me. Will you be there this year? It is one of the BEST books out there on artwork, in preparing your work, researching, designing characters and costumes, compositions, and so on.

Leave all your doubts and fears at home because you are “There is no line between fine art realiem illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms. Oil on panel, 12 x I grabbed this book on sale from Strand Books a few years ago.

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From the award-winning artist, learn to see and shape the world in a way you never before imagined. I was encouraged by his use of Of the many books I’ve read on imagiative and painting, Imaginative Realism by James Gurney is the most conversational and practical in terms of realistic approaches to creating science fiction, fantasy, and other creative scenes.

Detailed instruction and great imagery to go with! Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This forthcoming advice is the kind of gold that relaism this book priceless and a must-have for any artist.

Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist

It concludes with details and valuable advice on careers in fantasy illustration, including video game and film concept art and toy design. I coulda sworn it was coming out turney September though All this talk about ‘inspiration’ is nonsense.

Want to Read saving…. Jan 03, Darkvine rated it it was amazing.