Wednesday, November 06, 2013
CGAA Recomended Reading: James Gurney
In addition, he has written several excellent books on illustration techniques and art theory - Imaginative Realism & Color and Light, both of which are in the college library.
Imaginative Realism deals mainly with creating images from imagination, from basic perspective and colour theory to more advanced techniques such as maquette work, along with advice on collecting and using references in your work.
Both books are worth reading, not only for inspiration, but also as a grounding in composition, colour pallette, and other tips and tricks.
In addition, James Gurney runs an excellent blog, gurneyjourney.blogspot.co.uk, which features a wide range of content, from videos of paintings being made to articles on art history.