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 Doesnâ€™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, gurneyjourney.com. 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
Discover how to find and keep your inspiration and how to advance your visual style with this collection of more than 200 imaginative ideas for painting. Students, teachers, and professionals alike can benefit from this guide, which suggests clever and resourceful concepts for paintings and shows how to identify sources of inspiration. In addition to tips on ways to organize ideas, it proposes unusual methods with innovative materials and offers advice, answers, and techniques for artists of every style. Award-winning artist and author Marjorie Sarnat encourages artists to make this book their own by highlighting entries, tagging pages, and jotting down their own ideas in the margins and on the note pages provided. This immensely useful volume will complement any studio or classroom reference library and provide a reading companion for visual artists. The practical and imaginative suggestions offer artists an opportunity to do more — and to do it better.
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.
A Land Apart from Time -- 20th Anniversary Edition
Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
When James Gurney's Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time first appeared in 1992, it was immediately hailed as a fully imagined world of the caliber of J. R. R. Tolkien. Gurney's premise — of an undiscovered island where a race of mystical humans co-exists in harmony with intelligent dinosaurs — has been since reiterated over and over in numerous films and by scores of other writers. Now, Calla Editions brings Gurney's spectacular artistry to a new generation in this 20th anniversary edition. Digitally re-rendered from the original transparencies, Gurney's dramatic panoramas of Dinotopia and close-up character studies of its inhabitants — both human and saurian — take on new vitality. And as a tale of high adventure and discovery told as entries and sketches in journal form, Dinotopia presents a shipwrecked visitor's glimpse into an imagined social order, a culture, and even a cooperative interspecies technology that will satisfy lovers of fantasy and science fiction of all persuasions. This edition includes a new Afterword written by author James Gurney as well as a special section of behind-the-scenes studies and maquettes he used in developing his paintings. This signed, numbered edition, limited to 250 copies, includes a deluxe slipcase.
Uninhibited by the limitations of the print medium, Zorn exhibited complete mastery of the plate, bending the art form to suit his own direction. These etchings perfectly showcase his artistic style and technical ability.
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.
The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams.