James Gurney’s Self-Education Journey - Draftsmen S3E04

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James Gurney is our podcast guest this week! He’s the creator behind Dinotopia and the author of “Color and Light” and “Imaginative Realism”. James talks with us about how he was able to succeed with his own art education and how it deviated from traditional art schools. We also take a look at popular art books that you can study from, try to imagine what the future of art education looks like, and talk about the struggles of using animals as live models.

Where You Can Find James’s Stuff
Website
Gurney Journey blog
Youtube
Gumroad

His Books (affiliate links)
Imaginative Realism by James Gurney
Color and Light by James Gurney
Dinotopia by James Gurney

Books and Resources

(some contain affiliate links)

Composing Pictures by Donald W. Graham

The Artist’s Guide to Sketching by James Gurney

Howard Pyle Weekly Drawing Sessions (Blog Post)

Perspective Drawing by Ernest Norling

Drawing Made Easy by Edwin Lutz

How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm

Cartooning the Head and Figure by Jack Hamm

Norman Rockwell Illustrator by Arthur Guptill

Art Alphabets, Monograms, and Lettering by J.M. Bergling

Gurney Journey Dover list

Drawn to Life by Walt Stanchfield

Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis

Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis

Gurney Journey Best Art Instruction Poll

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

The Human Figure by John Vanderpoel

The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing by Solomon J. Solomon

The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed

Negotiating a Book Contract by Mark Levine

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Animal Painting and Anatomy by Frank Calderon

Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams

Grand Central Academy of Art

Robert Rodriquez 10 minute Film School

Art Babbitt animation

Heinrich Kley sketchbook tour

Pete Beard


Referenced Artists:

James Gurney

James Gurney

Rico Lebrun

Rico Lebrun

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell

N.C. Wyeth

N.C. Wyeth

Los Angeles Natural History Museum

Los Angeles Natural History Museum

Rhode Island School of Design Nature Lab

Rhode Island School of Design Nature Lab

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Cast Hall

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Cast Hall

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth

Adolph Menzel

Adolph Menzel

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

James Montgomery Flagg

James Montgomery Flagg

Mort Drucker

Mort Drucker

Frank Brangwyn

Frank Brangwyn

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

Bob Ross

Bob Ross

Jon Gnagy

Jon Gnagy

Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Jean-Léon Gérôme

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

J.C. Leyendecker

J.C. Leyendecker

Dean Cornwell

Dean Cornwell

Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle

John Berkey

John Berkey

Tom Lovell

Tom Lovell

Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson

Mark English

Mark English

Bernie Fuchs

Bernie Fuchs

Bob Peake

Bob Peake

Fire and Ice movie

Fire and Ice movie

John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Asher Durand

Asher Durand

W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson

T.S. Sullivant

T.S. Sullivant

James Gurney cartoons

James Gurney cartoons

Norman Rockwell cartoons

Norman Rockwell cartoons

Ian McCaig

Ian McCaig

Anders Zorn

Anders Zorn

Kim Jung Gi

Kim Jung Gi

Paul Chadwick

Paul Chadwick

Ron Harris

Ron Harris

Jeanette Gurney

Jeanette Gurney

Bryn Barnard

Bryn Barnard

Glenn Wessels

Glenn Wessels

Joe DeMers

Joe DeMers

Coby Whitmore

Coby Whitmore

Frank Schoonover

Frank Schoonover

Steve Doherty

Steve Doherty

SKB Workshop in Dubois, WY

SKB Workshop in Dubois, WY

Bruno Liljefors

Bruno Liljefors

Bob Kuhn

Bob Kuhn

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Gift Cards
Gift card for art students to use on anything in the Proko store
About instructors
Founder of Proko, artist and teacher of drawing, painting, and anatomy. I try to make my lessons fun and ultra packed with information.
I Write, I Draw, I Teach
Creator of Dinotopia and artist/author of Color and Light and Imaginative Realism.
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