18: The Journey to Dinotopia and Beyond with Artist, Writer and Illustrator, James Gurney

Mike finishes a watercolor piece with new brushes as well as some sketches, including a very special one for Australia. Mike is then joined by artist, writer, and illustrator James Gurney to talk art, dinosaurs, and inspiration. James brings us along on his artistic journey as he highlights the artists and the books that have shaped him. This episode is packed with information for artists at all levels. 


== Updates ==

Escoda Versatil Travel Brushes

Escoda watercolor brush review (Anna Bucciarelli)

Richeson Plein Air Travel Brush set

Clone wars



Watercolor of Almonte


Koala bear drawing

Support for the Australian Fires

== Links from the interview ==

The Natural Way to Draw

Norman Rockwell

N.C. Wyeth

Howard Pyle

Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis

The Artist’s Guide to Sketching by James Gurney, Thomas Kinkcade

Color and Light by James Gurney

Brian Froud


Dinotopia by James Gurney

Dinotopia Parade (by James Gurney)

Dinosaur Stamp (by James Gurney)


Jack Horner (palaeontologist)

The Arrival by Shaun Tam

Adolph Menzel

Sketch Easel Facebook Group

Thomas Moran

Crowd-sourced list of favorite art instruction books

Survival Guide for Art Students

Top Ten books in a blog poll

The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing (Dover Art Instruction)

Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter

Alla Prima: Everything I Know about Painting

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course

Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth

The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing

The Practice and Science of Drawing

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters

Classical Painting Atelier

Keys to Drawing

James Gurney Online



Instagram (@jamesgurneyart)

Twitter (@GurneyJourney)

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