James Gurney

James Gurney

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Daily serving of color, light, and Dinotopia.
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Russian edition of “Color and Light.” color

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Backlit grassy lawns can be a high-chroma green because each blade of grass is intensified with transmitted light. color backlighting contrejour mohonk autumn oil pleinair pleinairpainting colorandlight

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A Nat Geo archaeological painting reconstructing an Eskimo woman meeting her death as storm-tossed ice floes crush her dwelling. “Sealed in Time,” June 1987. natgeo eskimo archaeology illustration oilpainting

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Mrs. Basher is fed up with social media, so she’s going to let them have it. animation stopmotion replacementanimation stopmotionanimation socialmedia instagram

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Donkey face, water-soluble colored pencil. donkey sketchbook animaldrawing pleinairsketching

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Donkeys are good company. sketching pleinair sketchbook donkeys pleinair farmlife farm donkey donkeyoftheday

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Migrating geese. oil pleinair landscape painting pleinairpainting contemporaryrealism paintingfromlife autumn countryroad newpaltz hudsonvalley mohonk

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Two brush pens: one with water-soluble black ink and one with clear water. sketchbook sketching urbansketchers taiwan restaurant grisaille blackandwhite tablesetting formosa notan

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Dinotopia’s early years included autonomous, sentient walkers and drones, as chronicled in “Dinotopia: First Flight,” linked in bio. mech science fiction oilpainting illustration robot walker dinosaurs

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Artist vs. Barn. oil pleinair pleinairpainting paintingfromlife landscape landscapepainting contemporaryrealism barn farmlife

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I asked this guy to pose and he held absolutely still, staring at me without blinking. That, and his tattoo gave him a certain intensity. urbansketch portrait tattoo pencil sketch sketchbook

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Technical notes: The lighting setup is a yellow gel in front of a soft box, with a cardboard snoot on the key light. Smoke is from a party fogger, and the camera ( @60fps slowed by half) moves on a homemade radius dolly. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Meet Mrs. Basher, a new stop-motion superhero. stopmotion animation superhero wonderwoman stopmotionanimation replacementanimation

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Quick chicken. watercolor sketch paintingfromlife chicken sketchbook watercolour

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Art history simplified. arthistory meme simple instaart @arthistoryfeed historyofart americanart artlovers dailyart artofinstagram artoftheday modernism

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Gideon sneaks past a guard station in ancient Poseidos. From “Dinotopia: First Flight,” linked in bio. dinotopia oilpainting illustration sciencefiction scifi guard hoverhead

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Part 2 about how to paint a rainbow. 4. Remember that the rainbow is composed of light added to the light of the scene, so it should be lighter than what's beyond it, even after you add the color pigment. 5. Let the background painting completely dry. Then use your brush with the beam compass to glaze colors in individual bands along the arc. 6. Let the edges between the bands blend into a smooth gradation. You can do this by strapping to the beam compass a flat white synthetic brush which is wide enough to span the full width of the rainbow. 7. Colors should start with red on the outside edge of the arc, then orange, yellow, green, blue and violet on the inside. 8. If you want to add the secondary rainbow, remember that is should be weaker than the primary one, with reversed colors. 9. Plan for the region between the rainbows to appear relatively darker (Alexander's Dark Band). In effect, that means that the region inside the primary rainbow should be just a bit lighter than the area just outside the primary rainbow. 10. Objects overlapping the rainbow should partially occlude it, depending on how far they are from the viewer, and how much illuminated atmosphere there is between the viewer and those objects. Think of the rainbow not as a solid "thing" occupying space but rather as a region of added light—light that is bouncing back to your eye from millions of hovering raindrops. Painting is from Dinotopia: First Flight, linked in bio. pleinair pleinairpainting dinotopia rainbow doublerainbow pterosaur oilpainting illustration mood

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Tips for painting rainbows in oil: 1. Plan the scene so that the lighting is frontal, with the antisolar point at the center of the circle. 2. Lightly pencil the arc using a homemade beam compass. 3. Paint the scene around it the arc. Don’t paint the colors of the rainbow yet. Leave the arc whitish and lighter than the background, but still a little transparent. (Remaining tips tomorrow). From Dinotopia: First Flight (link in bio). dinotopia technique oilpainting imaginativerealism howto pleinairpainting landscapepainting

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