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This daily weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney for illustrators, comic artists, plein-air painters, sketchers, animators and art students, with insights into the making of Dinotopia.
Flatness And Depth In Painting
2017-10-22 15:18
This scene was on the back cover of David Drake's paperback collection of military science fiction short stories called "The Fleet Book One." To make the typical '80s air battle look mo… Read More
Learning From The Famous Artists Course
2017-10-21 11:30
The Norman Rockwell Museum produced this new video about the Famous Artists Course (Link to video)The clips include color video of some of the faculty of 1950s American illustrators, along w… Read More
Flagg Draws A Model
2017-10-20 13:19
In this 1934 video, James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) draws a female model while talking about the importance of perceiving the skull underneath. (Link to YouTube).In the video he lays down… Read More
Biopunk Truck
2017-10-19 14:15
I painted this image for Thomas Easton’s science-fiction story “Down on the Truck Farm” (1990). In this biopunk future, living vehicles are genetically engineered out… Read More
A Few Tips For Accuracy
2017-10-18 22:38
A few days ago I visited the old mill town of Greenwich, New York and painted this streetscape.In the video, I share some tips for getting accuracy using the traditional pencil-measure metho… Read More
Decadent Dollhouses
2017-10-17 13:50
Carrie Becker is a photographer and a sculptor of miniatures who produces exquisitely detailed interior scenes. In "Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse," she presents rooms of a hoarder's hom… Read More
2017-10-16 12:45
American illustrator and teacher C.F. Payne is the feature of a new hour-long documentary called "C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator."Payne is known for his award-winning Time covers, MAD m… Read More
British Realism From The 1920s And '30s
2017-10-15 15:13
The National Galleries of Scotland are currently hosting an exhibit called True to Life: British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s.The Yellow Glove by James Cowie (Scottish… Read More
Paul Richer's Artistic Anatomy
2017-10-13 13:32
It's Friday the 13th, so let's start with a spooky image.Paul Richer (1849-1933), a French teacher of anatomy, produced this demonstration of what lies behind the face.Knowing about the stru… Read More

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