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James Gurney

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James Gurney’s Self-Education Journey - Draftsmen S3E04


James Gurney is our podcast guest this week! He’s the creator behind Dinotopia and the author of “Color and Light” and “Imaginative Realism”. James talks with us about how he was able to succeed with his own art education and how it deviated from traditional art schools. We also take a look at popular art books that you can study from, try to imagine what the future of art education looks like, and talk about the struggles of using animals as live models.Where You Can Find James’s StuffGurney’s Website - http://jamesgurney.com/Gurney Journey blog - http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/gurneyjourneyGumroad - https://gumroad.com/gurneyjourneyHis Books (affiliate links)Imaginative Realism by James Gurney - https://amzn.to/3tEQ5TiColor and Light by James Gurney - https://amzn.to/3egK4FODinotopia by James Gurney - https://amzn.to/2QMQYuc Call and Ask Your Art Questions: 1-858-609-9453Books and Resources (some contain affiliate links):Composing Pictures by Donald W. Graham - https://amzn.to/3sH5IIiThe Artist’s Guide to Sketching by James Gurney - https://amzn.to/3xeNwJAHoward Pyle Weekly Drawing Sessions (Blog Post) - http://illustrationart.blogspot.com/2012/01/howard-pyles-weekly-drawing-sessions.htmlPerspective Drawing by Ernest Norling - https://amzn.to/3ar04E0 Drawing Made Easy by Edwin Lutz - https://amzn.to/3gtQ5BD How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm - https://amzn.to/2QPF4Qf Cartooning the Head & Figure by Jack Hamm - https://amzn.to/3dCO5oL Norman Rockwell Illustrator by Arthur Guptill - https://amzn.to/3v1ORBM Art Alphabets, Monograms, & Lettering by J.M. Bergling - https://amzn.to/3tGgr77 Gurney Journey Dover list - http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2012/06/survival-guide-for-art-students.htmlDrawn to Life by Walt Stanchfield - https://amzn.to/3n8bf9I Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis - https://amzn.to/3tIltA2 Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis - https://amzn.to/2QGjIVz Gurney Journey Best Art Instruction Poll - http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2012/07/best-how-to-art-books.htmlNorwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami - https://amzn.to/3gUjSUz The Human Figure by John Vanderpoel - https://amzn.to/32DMOreThe Practice of Oil Painting & Drawing by Solomon J. Solomon - https://amzn.to/32zIGsz The Practice & Science of Drawing by Harold Speed - https://amzn.to/3nbqFtZNegotiating a Book Contract by Mark Levine - https://amzn.to/3elrHzp Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators - https://www.scbwi.org/Animal Painting & Anatomy by Frank Calderon - https://amzn.to/32E19nz Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams - https://amzn.to/3sF5f9C Artwork for this episode - proko.com/492Learn to Draw - www.proko.comMarshall Vandruff - www.marshallart.comStan Prokopenko - instagram.com/stanprokopenko Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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27 Apr 2021

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S2E6 Comfort Seconds Featuring: James Gurney, Stephen Biesty

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It's time once again to open Meemaw’s oven and waft the sweet scent of fresh baked cover goodness. Inks starts things off with Papa Gurney's famous dino casserole, chock full of delicious prehistoric flavor and the Brengineer finishes it off with a piping hot cross section Biesty pie, complete with tanks and mutilated sailors. Now if that ain't comfort then these boys don't know what is, so take off your hats, grab a seat, and dig in Covers are served!


19 Nov 2020

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114: James Gurney - Exhortation

Good Christadelphian Talks Podcast

Today we are listening to the first exhortation given by Bro. james Gurney at the Stroughton Ecclesia in Boston, Mass. Thank you for listening, God bless, and talk to you next week. Send talk suggestions or comments to: GoodChristadelphianTalks@gmail.com For Show Notes, visit our website: Anchor.fm/GCT Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


2 Nov 2020

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E15 :: James Gurney & Teaching Yourself how to Paint

Make More Art

A master of colour and light, 'Dinotopia' creator James Gurney became a living legend in the art industry. Today, Ânia and James talk about the key to learning physical paint; how to approach colour; avoiding overwhelm when learning how to paint and James’ golden tip on how to get your values right! www.etchrlab.com


10 Aug 2020

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James Gurney

Sci-Fi Talk Scribes

Interview with the creator of Dinotopia from 2015


20 Jun 2020

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Byte James Gurney

Sci-Fi Talk

Creator of Dinotopia talks dinos.


14 Jun 2020

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Byte James Gurney

Sci-Fi Talk Byte

Creator of Dinotopia talks dinos.


6 Jun 2020

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Phage Researcher U.K. scientist living in Atlanta, Georgia; James Gurney

The Vance Crowe Podcast

James Gurney is a longtime friend and an advanced researcher on a little understood part of life: Phage Research.  James talks about his concerns about Coronavirus, his time as a Skeptics podcaster on the League of Nerds.  James is a script editor for the science communications YouTube Channel Kurzgesagt.https://twitter.com/Jamesrgurney https://twitter.com/VanceCroweThis is the 44th interview in the ongoing series of Coronavirus perspectives. I believe that society will have the rules re-written when we come out of this global pandemic and it is important to hear how various individuals and industries are handling themselves amidst the crisis.  This series seeks to reveal many perspectives that will otherwise be ignored by both mainstream media and you might not see on your social media channels.  I believe that the Overton-Window will be wide open and new rules are going to be created about how we operate in a post Coronavirus world.

1hr 1min

28 Apr 2020

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350: Make the impossible inevitable (w/ James Gurney)

Your Creative Push

James Gurney is the artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia. He specializes in painting realistic images of scenes that can’t be photographed, from dinosaurs to ancient civilizations. He is also a dedicated plein air painter and sketcher, believing that making studies directly from observation fuels his imagination. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/jamesgurney In this episode, James discusses: -How he started as an illustrator and working for National Geographic. -How the vast world of Dinotopia was created out of a few simple paintings. -The wide range of fields that young artists can enter. -His experience (and take on) art school. -The importance of artistically challenging yourself, trying new things and seeing how other people solve problems differently than you. -What he learned by throwing himself into the fire by painting backgrounds for the animated film, Fire and Ice. -His Department of Art shirt and painting in public. -Drawing the ordinary and how a sketchbook can be a time machine. -Why he tries to fail as much as possible (but also experiment). -The process of creating and maintaining his YouTube channel and blog, “Gurney Journey.” -The experience of seeking out and painting in the most dangerous neighborhood in New York. -How he gets past “shiny object syndrome.” -Using constraints by using a limited color palette in his painting as well as using a typewriter for his writing. James's Final Push will inspire you to use ten percent of your creative life as a testing ground and to DO THE ESKIMO LAUGH!   Quotes: “I simply started with these realistic paintings of scenes that didn’t exist, trying to make the impossible look inevitable.” “I realized that I could learn more by going to the zoo every day and going to the Natural History Museum.  So I just sort of enrolled in my own classes.” “Something that motivates me is to just paint ordinary stuff in my own world, within that fifteen mile radius of where I life, instead of going on this endless faraway tour looking for something exotic.” “I try to fail as much as possible.” Links mentioned: Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time by James Gurney Gurney Journey Andrew Wyeth Connect with James: Website / Blog / YouTube / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter On the next episode: Ashleigh Izienicki : Website / Instagram / Twitter Join the discussion in the Facebook group!


13 Apr 2020

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18: The Journey to Dinotopia and Beyond with Artist, Writer and Illustrator, James Gurney

Drawing Inspiration

Mike finishes a watercolor piece with new brushes as well as some sketches, including a very special one for Australia. Mike is then joined by artist, writer, and illustrator James Gurney to talk art, dinosaurs, and inspiration. James brings us along on his artistic journey as he highlights the artists and the books that have shaped him. This episode is packed with information for artists at all levels. ===== LINKS FROM THE SHOW ======= Updates ==Escoda Versatil Travel BrushesEscoda watercolor brush review (Anna Bucciarelli)Richeson Plein Air Travel Brush setClone warsLionBluebirdWatercolor of AlmonteHummingbirdsKoala bear drawingSupport for the Australian Fires== Links from the interview ==The Natural Way to DrawNorman RockwellN.C. WyethHoward PyleCreative Illustration by Andrew LoomisThe Artist’s Guide to Sketching by James Gurney, Thomas KinkcadeColor and Light by James GurneyBrian FroudGnomesDinotopia by James GurneyDinotopia Parade (by James Gurney)Dinosaur Stamp (by James Gurney)MaquetteJack Horner (palaeontologist)The Arrival by Shaun TamAdolph MenzelSketch Easel Facebook GroupThomas MoranCrowd-sourced list of favorite art instruction booksSurvival Guide for Art StudentsTop Ten books in a blog pollThe Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing (Dover Art Instruction)Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist PainterAlla Prima: Everything I Know about PaintingThe Charles Bargue Drawing CourseFigure Drawing for All It’s WorthThe Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure DrawingThe Practice and Science of DrawingDrawing Lessons from the Great MastersClassical Painting AtelierKeys to DrawingJames Gurney OnlineJamesGurney.comYouTubeInstagram (@jamesgurneyart)Twitter (@GurneyJourney)===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====MikeHendley.comShow notes at DrawingInspiration.fmInstagram @MikeHendley using the hashtag #difmpodcastTwitter @MikeHendleyPodcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

13 Jan 2020