Colour and Light : A Guide for the Realist Painter

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Colour and Light : A Guide for the Realist Painter
Author: James Gurney
Rating: 4.18
Bestsellers Rate: 1908
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 244
Hours of reading: 4.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 19,33 €

About the book

A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Colour and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of under appreciated masters who perfected the use of colour and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of colour and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts through the confusing and contradictory dogma about colour, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensable 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 no.1 bestseller on the Amazon list for art insturction.

Reviews

James Gurney's series of illustrated fantasy adventure stories, beginning with 1992's Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, produced a generation raised on Gurney's highly realistic paintings of an entirely unreal subject.... Still it was no surprise to the author-artist-blogger and his long-time publisher Andrews McMeel when his recently released second volume of art instruction, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, became a bestseller for AMP immediately upon its release in December 2010, selling out its 10,000-copy run in just two months. (Mark Schulz, Publishers Weekly)

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James Gurney's series of illustrated fantasy adventure stories, beginning with 1992's Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, produced a generation raised on Gurney's highly realistic paintings of an entirely unreal subject.... Still it was no surprise to the author-artist-blogger and his long-time publisher Andrews McMeel when his recently released second volume of art instruction, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, became a bestseller for AMP immediately upon its release in December 2010, selling out its 10,000-copy run in just two months. (Mark Schulz, Publishers Weekly) Dinotopia author and plein-air painter Gurney offers a practical, well-organized, and informative handbook for artists of all levels. (Chronogram Magazine) This is a terrific book, highly recommended not only for young artists but anyone with an interest in traditional art technique. (Karen Haber, Locus)

James Gurney Biography

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Kilian Plunkett moved to the US in the early nineties when the chance to work as a professional comic artist came along. Comics taught him the value of learning to draw as broad a range of subjects and settings as he could. He worked as a Comic Artist for Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel until 2005, when the opportunity to join Lucasfilm's new animation division arose. He has been Lead Designer on Star Wars: The Clone Wars since 2007. Jackson Sze studied Illustration at Art Center College of Design with an emphasis in Entertainment Arts. Since leaving school, he has worked in advertising, video games, television, and film. He is currently Senior Concept Illustrator at Marvel Studios and working on superhero movies. Thang Le was born and raised in Southern California. He studied at the Art Center College of Design, majoring in Transportation Design. He started his career in entertainment working on television commercials and video games. This eventually led to working in animation, film, and theme parks. Currently he is working at Industrial Light & Magic as a Concept Artist. His credits include The Avengers, Battleship, Tron Uprising, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and he as also worked for Disney Imagineering. Le Tang grew up in Southern California but spent a few years as a Story Artist at Lucasfilm Animation. Since his return to Los Angeles, he has told some Kung fu fighting tales at Nickelodeon. Currently he is doing his storytelling at DreamWorks Animation. David Le Merrer was born in Paris where he grew up and later studied graphic design at ESAG Penninghen. After getting his degree, he spent a few years in the UK creating art for video games. He grew tired of the rain and in 2005 the road took him to California where he ended up at another video game company. Now he is working on Star Wars: The Clone Wars at Lucasfilm where he met all these crazy folks and decided to join the Battle MiLK team. While taking a shortcut through the architecture department at Kansas State University, Pat Presley's life took a severe turn. One day late in 2007, a friend suggested that Pat should join him at Lucasfilm. After years of toiling away in the dark basement of design school and professional architecture projects, he decided to come up for air and try his hand at Concept Design. Since then he has been with Star Wars: The Clone Wars crew, still improvising, learning, and hoping they haven't found out where he sits. Born and raised in smoggy Southern California, Justin Ridge received his BFA from California State University, Fullerton, and has storyboarded and directed several animated shows such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and The Cleveland Show. Matt Gaser was born and raised in Northern California. At an early age he ran around the woods pretending to be an Ewok while drawing his own characters, writing stories, and fuel ... Read full biography

Authors: James Gurney
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Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780740797712
ISBN10: 0740797719
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Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: colour illustrations, frontispiece
Literature Country: None
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Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
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Pages: 244
Book Weight: 911.72
Book Dimensions: 228x254x15.24
Circulation: None
Publication date: Nov. 6, 2015
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Kansas City, United States

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