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James Gurney's series of illustrated fantasy adventure stories, beginning with 1992's Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, produced a generation raised on Gurney's highly realistic paintings of an entirely unreal subject.... Still it was no surprise to the author-artist-blogger and his long-time publisher Andrews McMeel when his recently released second volume of art instruction, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, became a bestseller for AMP immediately upon its release in December 2010, selling out its 10,000-copy run in just two months. (Mark Schulz, Publishers Weekly)
Dinotopia author and plein-air painter Gurney offers a practical, well-organized, and informative handbook for artists of all levels. (Chronogram Magazine)
This is a terrific book, highly recommended not only for young artists but anyone with an interest in traditional art technique. (Karen Haber, Locus)
James Gurney’s unique blending of fact and fantasy has won Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. His work has been featured in one-man exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, and the U.S. embassies in Switzerland and Yemen. He lives with his wife, Jeanette, in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
More goodness from the talented James Gurney. I love how he digs in deep with so many layers to help one understand colour and light. Thanks again! Read morePublished 22 days ago by M. A. Archibald
A thoroughly detailed guide to painting useful for both seasoned artists and beginners. Easy to understand, and filled with beautiful art that will inspire and motivate you to... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Emily Hunt
I travelled all through Japan, Cambodia & Singapore with this book always in my side bag.
Great reference and entertaining read throughout, Have never enjoyed an instructional... Read more
This book is absolutely a must have. I've spent 5 years in 3 different art programs and took many classes, and none helped me understand lighting as well as this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Iuliana Irimia
Endlessly inspiring. Any book by Gurney is well worth it. What a careful, precise artist.Published 7 months ago by J J
This book is informative and well written. Very useful as a reference for artists. I am learning oils, and this book provides very useful painting techniques to make more... Read morePublished 9 months ago by faeriemess