Art Video of the Week - A Street Scene with James Gurney


James Gurney, for those who don't know, is a well-known author and illustrator who is probably best known for his Dinotopia series telling the utopian tale of sentient Dinosaurs co-existing with humans. He's also the author of some phenomenal instructional books: Color and Light and Imaginative Realism. I have both, and I can tell you that they're excellent sources of information that, I think, any artist should have.

This week, I want to take a look at a short video from Gurney where he takes us through painting a street scene in warm colours, creating a vintage look.


While the video isn't especially long, the glimpses inside how he thinks about the scene and tackles the colour is really quite insightful.

I highly recommend his blog as a great source of information on technique, art, and more. He posts daily, which is remarkable, and there's a firehose of learning to be had.

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