Imaginative Realism : How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

Imaginative Realism : How to Paint What Doesn't Exist
Author: James Gurney
Rating: 4.06
Bestsellers Rate: 18644
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 224
Hours of reading: 3.7 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 20,41 €

About the book

This book explores the question of how to paint a realistic picture of something that doesn't exist. It is intended not only for artists interested in fantasy and science fiction, but also for anyone who wants to recreate history, visualize extinct wildlife, or simply tell a story with a picture.


More than an instruction book, this is a guide for fans of science fiction and fantasy. (Sue Brettingen, Model Retailer)


More than an instruction book, this is a guide for fans of science fiction and fantasy. (Sue Brettingen, Model Retailer)

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
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780740785504
ISBN10: 0740785508
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: Repr.
Illustrations: w. numerous ill. (mostly col.).
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 224
Book Weight: 908
Book Dimensions: 229x267x15
Circulation: None
Publication date: Nov. 9, 2009
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Kansas City, United States

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