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Inspiration: Dinotopia - James Gourney

Discussion in 'Friends of planetFigure' started by MassiveVoodoo, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. MassiveVoodoo New Member

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    Hey Jungle,

    I was quit silent on these things that inspire me during my life.
    Well I was not so inspired for a long time now. Life. As you can see the jungle drums slowly find their beat back in the last couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy this :)

    Remember I started a series of inspirational books
    that you can find in the review section of MV?
    No? Check them out here:
    http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2009/10/miniatures-unpacked-overview.html

    I continue this today with one of my all time favourite books ...

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    I think for most of you who are interested in Fantasy Art and Fantasy Art Education James Gourney is not a noname. At least I hope so. You should check out these books too, they offer so much inspiring content and knowledge about painting ...

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    Well,
    back to Dinotopia.
    Who does not love Dinosaurs?


    The beautiful thing I like most about the book are of course the Illustrations and paintings by Mr. Gourney. I am just in love with his style. The great thing about this book is also that is all build up on a great story that is based on a dad and son that are stranded on an island that is magically inhabited by humans and dinosaurs who live together.

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    Colorfully amazing ...

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    You get a lot of explanations on how the social system works. About big things and small ones.

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    I really enjoyed studying Gourney's Color & Light before reading this book. It helped me to understand his paintwork better and I am also able to observe his color game much more.

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    A lot of interesting colorful detail you will find, if you look close ...

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    The first book was published in 1992 and well you can read much more about it via wikipedia.

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    One of my favourite books ... I promise you, if you are interested in fantasy and dinosaurs,
    you will love it.

    Happy inspiring reading!
    Yours
    Roman

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