Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) James Gurney

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  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 267mm x 20mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 29 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Kansas City
  • ISBN 10: 0740785508
  • ISBN 13: 9780740785504
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 7,679

Product description

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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Author information

Author and illustrator James Gurney brings a perspective of realism and scientific accuracy to his work. His art currently appears in museum exhibitions around the world.

Customer reviews

By Sanja 06 Jun 2014 5

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 book.

By Nikita 17 Apr 2011 5

I love this book! I found it very insightful. Detailed instruction and great imagery to go with!

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