Imaginative Realism

Imaginative Realism : How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

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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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 228.6 x 266.7 x 20.32mm | 907.18g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Kansas City, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • 0740785508
  • 9780740785504
  • 6,873

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

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About James Gurney

James Gurney's unique blending of fact and fantasy has won Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. His work has been featured in one-man exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, and the U.S. embassies in Switzerland and Yemen. He lives with his wife, Jeanette, in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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Customer reviews

I'm in love with this book! It is more than just another handbook, it really inspires you. What I like most about it is that you can almost see into author's head. He explains his methods, materials he used and it really makes you want to push your creativity to the max. I definitely recommend this book. I promise it will become your go to art more
by Guan Chan
I love this book! I found it very insightful. Detailed instruction and great imagery to go with!show more
by christine Harris