Imaginative realism : how to paint what doesn't exist
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Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2009.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
223 pages : ill. (chiely col.) ; 28 cm.
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Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
709.0343 Gur

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English
ISBN
9780740785504, 0740785508
UPC
050837265172

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Overview: An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of Dinotopia, James Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist. Renowned for his uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings, James Gurney teaches budding artists and fans of fantasy art step-by-step the techniques that won him worldwide critical acclaim. This groundbreaking work examines the practical methods for creating believable pictures of imaginary subjects, such as dinosaurs, ancient Romans, alien creatures, and distant worlds. Beginning with a survey of imaginative paintings from the Renaissance to the golden Age of American illustration, the book then goes on to explain not just techniques like sketching and composition, but also the fundamentals of believable world building including archaeology, architecture, anatomy for creatures and aliens, and fantastic engineering. It concludes with details and valuable advice on careers in fantasy illustration, including video game and film concept art and toy design. More than an instruction book, this is the ultimate reference for fans of science fiction and fantasy illustration.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gurney, J. (2009). Imaginative realism: how to paint what doesn't exist . Andrews McMeel Pub..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gurney, James, 1958-. 2009. Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Pub.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gurney, James, 1958-. Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Pub, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gurney, James. Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist Andrews McMeel Pub., 2009.

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