You ll find practical tips and techniques in oil watercolor and. By the time i was in high school i had learned how to do hand lettering and made my very first income by designing wedding invitations.
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James gurney watercolor. Gurney is in the earlier posts referring to. Site by dan gurney. Watercolor and water soluble colored pencil loading dock watercolor dennis nolan watercolor tony pro sketched at the portrait society convention turk in his stall watercolor.
James gurney paints a plein air watercolor study of a house in austin texas. This is the place for insights into drawing and painting by dinotopia creator james gurney. I ve loved drawing since i was a kid and taught myself drawing by reading books by my child heroes norman rockwell and howard pyle.
A guide for the realist painter writes a daily blog on gurney journey and is a skilled artist and teacher among many other things. You can use illustration board watercolor paper in sheets a watercolor paper pad or spiral bound watercolor sketchbooks however i prefer to paint gouache in 5 5 x 8 5 inch hardcover stitched in watercolor journals. In palo alto california where he grew up a childhood museum visit provided his first encounter with the skeleton of a formidable allosaurus and a lifetime love of the prehistoric.
Site by dan gurney. Po box 693 rhinebeck ny 12572. This weblog by dinotopia creator james gurney is for illustrators plein air painters sketchers comic artists animators art students and writers.
As a young boy james gurney b 1958 found it difficult to find books on dinosaurs a subject that always captivated him. Your sketch easel designs your diy pochade easel designs and your diy watercolor pochades. You ll find practical studio tips insights into the making of the dinotopia books and first hand reports from art schools and museums.
James created the illustrated book series dinotopia wrote color and light. I am pleased to have james gurney share some of his thoughts on art business and learning. However they can also serve as a springboard for other ideas and designs and gurney has several posts on his blog featuring some of the variations of related designs created by readers.
The two i recommend are pentalic watercolor journal which has 100 rag 100 lb paper and the strathmore 400 watercolor journal which has 140 lb paper and comes in hardcover. M y name is james gurney and i was born in glendale california and raised in palo alto.