Imaginative Realism

Imaginative Realism
  • Author : James Gurney
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2009-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780740785504

Imaginative Realism Book Review:

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

Color and Light

Color and Light
  • Author : James Gurney
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2010-11-30
  • ISBN : 9780740797712

Color and Light Book Review:

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, 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

Dinotopia: Journey To Chandara

Dinotopia: Journey To Chandara
  • Author : James Gurney
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2017-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781606601006

Dinotopia: Journey To Chandara Book Review:

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.

Sunnyville Stories

Sunnyville Stories
  • Author : Max West
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2014-03-01
  • ISBN : 0989069605

Sunnyville Stories Book Review:

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

Facial Expressions

Facial Expressions
  • Author : Mark Simon
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-09-21
  • ISBN : 9780823008315

Facial Expressions Book Review:

All artists are tired of persuading their nearest and dearest to look sad…look glad…look mad…madder…no, even madder…okay, hold it. For those artists (and their long-suffering friends), here is the best book ever. Facial Expressions includes more than 2,500 photographs of 50 faces—men and women of a variety of ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities—each demonstrating a wide range of emotions and shown from multiple angles. Who can use this book? Oh, only every artist on the planet, including art students, illustrators, fine artists, animators, storyboarders, and comic book artists. But wait, there’s more! Additional photos focus on people wearing hats and couples kissing, while illustrations show skull anatomy and facial musculature. Still not enough? How about a one-of-a-kind series of photos of lips pronouncing the phonemes used in human speech? Animators will swoon—and artists will show a range of facial expressions from happy to happiest to ecstatic.

How to Draw

How to Draw
  • Author : Scott Robertson,Thomas Bertling
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1933492732

How to Draw Book Review:

Provides instruction on drawing objects and environments from the imagination, constructing accurate perspective grids, and experimenting with various mediums.

Dinotopia: The World Beneath

Dinotopia: The World Beneath
  • Author : James Gurney
  • Publisher : HarperTrophy
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2003-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780060530655

Dinotopia: The World Beneath Book Review:

The second book in Gurney's adventure series about the mysterious land of Dinotopia--the sequel to the book that spawned the successful ABC miniseries and TV show--is now available in paperback. Full color.

Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
  • Author : Rae Greiner
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2013-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781421407456

Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction Book Review:

She explores the work of sentimentalist philosophers David Hume, Adam Smith, and Jeremy Bentham and realist novelists Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Henry James.

Drawings and Paintings

Drawings and Paintings
  • Author : Adolph Menzel
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2016-07-19
  • ISBN : 9780486813868

Drawings and Paintings Book Review:

One of 19th-century Berlin's premier artists, Menzel exhibited tremendous powers of observation and technical perfection. This volume contains 98 black-and-white images of his work, plus 32 color plates.

FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing

FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing
  • Author : Mike Mattesi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 211
  • Relase : 2017-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781317419211

FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing Book Review:

Bring your artwork to life with the power of the FORCE! Watch, listen, and follow along as Mike Mattesi demonstrates the fundamental FORCE line and explains dynamic figure drawing techniques through 30 videos that are launched through the book's companion App. Packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples, the updated third edition of FORCE features an all-new section on the "FORCE blob," and dozens of fresh illustrations. Mike Mattesi’s 10th anniversary edition of FORCE will teach readers how to put thought and imagination to paper. Whether you are an illustrator, animator, comic book artist, or student, you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in any subject. The 10th Anniversary Edition contains numerous improvements. Around 30 videos are embedded within the book and accessible through the FORCE Drawing App. In the App, click on the image of the camera, point your mobile device’s camera at the page with the symbol, and then finally tap the video card image floating above the drawing to launch the video. Then sit back and watch the video that shows me creating that drawing and discussing my process. Many new drawings can be found within this edition and the addition of color now further clarifies the theory of FORCE. Key Features The unique, dynamic learning system that has helped thousands of artists enhance their figure drawing abilities Dozens of updated illustrations and all-new content, exclusive to the 3rd edition Select pages can be scanned by your smartphone or other device to pull up bonus video content, enhancing the learning process Companion App: Nearly 50 videos are available on the free FORCE Drawing companion app that can be downloaded through Google Play or the Apple App Store

Hope Is a Verb

Hope Is a Verb
  • Author : Emily Ehlers
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2021-09-14
  • ISBN : 9781524874278

Hope Is a Verb Book Review:

Amid political, social, and environmental anxieties, the need for humor, hope, and meaningful action has never been greater. Hope Is a Verb is the beautifully simple solution for not only how to create change but how to stay sane while doing it. Through this creative guidebook, readers will work to live in alignment with their values, examine their relationships with the planet and their community, and be inspired to act, both in their personal life and collectively. Emily Ehlers, creator of the cult favorite Instagram account @ecowithem, offers the following six-step process that reframes the current global mood as an invitation to realize change, rather than dwell in despair. Step One: Stop Freaking Out Step Two: Change the Story Step Three: Set Your Inner Compass Step Four: Own Your Power Step Five: Just Start Step Six: Find Your People Using her experience as a environmental activist, Ehlers offers ways for readers to change their perspective as a path to overcome challenges. A light in a dark place, a friend when you're feeling alone, a roadmap out of overwhelming situations, for those feeling less than secure and safe, Hope Is a Verb points to a world of opportunity and stability that’s achievable and surprisingly simple.

The Financial Imaginary

The Financial Imaginary
  • Author : Alison Shonkwiler
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2017-02-14
  • ISBN : 1517901529

The Financial Imaginary Book Review:

As the world has been reshaped since the 1970s by neoliberalism and globalization, increasing financial abstraction has presented a new political urgency for contemporary writers. Globalized finance, the return to Gilded Age levels of inequality, and the emergence of new technologies pose a similar challenge to the one faced by American social realists a century ago: making the virtualization of capitalism legible within the conventions of the realist novel. In The Financial Imaginary, Alison Shonkwiler reads texts by Richard Powers, Don DeLillo, Jane Smiley, Teddy Wayne, and Mohsin Hamid to examine how fiction confronts the formal and representational mystifications of the economic. As Shonkwiler shows, these contemporary writers navigate the social, moral, and class preoccupations of American "economic fiction" (as shaped by such writers as William Dean Howells, Henry James, Frank Norris, and Theodore Dreiser), even as they probe the novel's inadequacies to tell the story of an increasingly abstract world system. Drawing a connection from historical and theoretical accounts of financialization to the formal contours of contemporary fiction, The Financial Imaginary examines the persistent yet vexed relationship between financial representation and the demands of literary realism. It argues that the novel is essential to understanding our relation to the mystifications of abstraction past and present.

The Artist's Guide to Sketching

The Artist's Guide to Sketching
  • Author : James Gurney,Thomas Kinkade
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : 0823003329

The Artist's Guide to Sketching Book Review:

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.

Keys to Drawing with Imagination

Keys to Drawing with Imagination
  • Author : Bert Dodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2006-11-13
  • ISBN : 9781600615924

Keys to Drawing with Imagination Book Review:

Draw with Confidence and Creativity! New in paperback! Creativity occurs in action. It is not a trait; it is something you do. To be creative, you need to engage in the art-making process. When you are "in the flow," you shift out of the future and into the present, making connections, generating variations and surrendering to the process. This ten-year edition of Keys to Drawing With Imagination is a course for artists in how to take something, do something to it and make something new. Bert Dodson, author of the best-selling Keys to Drawing (more than 250,000 copies sold!) presents fun techniques and mind-stretching strategies to get you drawing better and more imaginatively than you ever have before. In every section, he offers you basic guidelines that help you channel your creative energies in the right direction. Before you know it, you'll lose yourself in the process, enjoying the experience as you create something gratifying and worthwhile. The subjects covered in this hands-on book are as vast as the imagination itself. Through 58 strategies, 36 exercises and 13 step-by-step demonstrations, you'll explore how to: • Take your doodling from mindless to masterful • Create your own reality by crumbling, melting or breaking objects • Flip the familiar on its ear to create something utterly original • Experiment with visual paradox and metaphor • Tell vivid stories through the details in your drawings • Play with patterns to create captivating compositions • Build your drawings by borrowing ideas from different cultures • Develop a theme in your work Along the way, Dodson offers you priceless advice on the creative process culled from his 70 years of drawing and teaching. For additional inspiration and encouragement, he includes the work of 30 other outstanding artists, including R. Crumb and Maya Lin. So what are you waiting for? Grab this book and start drawing! You'll be amazed at what you can create. *Note to readers: This book is a 10-year anniversary paperback reprint of the Keys to Drawing with Imagination hardcover edition (2006).

Anatomy for Fantasy Artists

Anatomy for Fantasy Artists
  • Author : Glenn Fabry
  • Publisher : David and Charles
  • Pages : 538
  • Relase : 2021-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781446381229

Anatomy for Fantasy Artists Book Review:

An indispensable guide for anyone interested in improving and developing their fantasy art figures. Start with the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, and then learn ways to distort, develop, and transform the human figure, giving it features that range from monstrous or magical to super-agile or larger than life.

Think Like the 1%

Think Like the 1%
  • Author : James Gurney
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2021-06-05
  • ISBN : 9798515855321

Think Like the 1% Book Review:

Think like the 1% is about how you are holding yourself back from achieving your greatest potential and developing your own economy. It is about knowing what the 1% knows and how to change your choices and behaviour to become an economic powerhouse. The book was written by a man who was considered less likely to succeed, from the shallow end of the 99% pool and how he launched himself forward by finding out what the 1% knows. There are practical exercises and ideas about how you can start today toward becoming the 1%.

Orientalism

Orientalism
  • Author : Edward W. Said
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2014-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780804153867

Orientalism Book Review:

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

Paint Radiant Realism in Watercolor, Ink & Colored Pencil

Paint Radiant Realism in Watercolor, Ink & Colored Pencil
  • Author : Sueellen Ross
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2003-08-15
  • ISBN : 1581804857

Paint Radiant Realism in Watercolor, Ink & Colored Pencil Book Review:

In this new handbook, artists will discover an exciting new way of painting--a multi-medium approach that combines the vivid moods of watercolor, the punch and contrast of ink, and the intriguing textures of colored pencil.

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 159
  • Relase : 1998-06-19
  • ISBN : 9780060280031

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time Book Review:

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.

Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi

Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi
  • Author : 3dtotal Publishing
  • Publisher : 3Dtotal Pub
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2015-06-01
  • ISBN : 1909414220

Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi Book Review:

An inspiring collection of drawings and articles exploring the sketchbooks and artistic practices of 50 talented sci-fi concept artists.