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I receieved James Gurney's 'Color and Light' book yesterday. It's the follow up to his very successful 'Imaginative Realism' (which up until now had been firmly at the top of my art book collection – and I have a LOT of art books.

It now looks like 'Color and Light' is going to overtake his previous book and sit proudly at the top of the pile. (It's not really a pile – just a large section of my IKEA bookshelves).

James Gurney keeps a very regularly updated and informative blog at: gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/ and if after my rambling review you fancy a copy, there are details there on how to get it.

Like his previous book this is just a goldmine of useful and very well presented information. He's not a digital artist – he works mainly in oils, but on every single page there's something to be learned. It's almost like an art cookbook in a way – Every section introduces something which leaves me thinking "I must try that soon."

He talks about: Types of light (overcast, sunlight, candlelight to name but a few), light and form, types of shadows, a very informative chapter on colour, colour relationships, visual perception* (how all colour and value is relative as our brains take the raw info from our optics nerves and take shortcuts processing it).

That's just a fraction of the info in the book. Even sections that deal directly with real world media, stuff like colour mixing and pigments are interesting and probably useful for a digital as well as traditional artist. I'd recommend this book at it's predecesor to anyone interested in either making art or appreciating how others go about it – and at around 220 pages long it's well worth every penny.

* See the following link for a great example of how visual perception or processed visual information differs dramatically from what our eyes are actually seeing: gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/201…
  • Listening to: Nick Cave, Bad Seeds, Grinderman
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  • Watching: The Walking Dead, Fringe, the Event, House
  • Playing: Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Eating: Crisps
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JohnMalcolm1970
John Malcolm
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United Kingdom
My first effort at a rather crappy DeviantID... consider it a placeholder until I get time to do something decent.

Current Residence: Paisley
Operating System: Vista
MP3 player of choice: Archos 605 WiFi
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Cartman
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Quaglarthemighty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Hello, I've tried a couple of different avenues to contact you. I really like this picture johnmalcolm1970.deviantart.com… and have been using it as a gaming avatar for several years.

I've recently got into Youtube and would like to use this picture there if possible. I totally understand if you wanted payment or weren't comfortable with it but I wanted to see what you thought about it in case I could use it, I've kind of gotten attached to it over the years!

Hope all is well with you and whatever answer I'll be fine with.

Cheers,

Josh.

Email: woolfjosh@gmail.com
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday old boy!
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Baredog Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
All the best John. :beer:
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carol-colors Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
:cake: Happy Birthday!
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Baredog Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Hey John,
How have you been?
Hope all is well with you and yours,
all the best, Barry:pencil:
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Baredog Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Happy Birthday John.
Cheers.
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carol-colors Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
:cake: Happy Birthday!
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Corey-H Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work man, awesome caricatures!
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saraavond Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Artist
:bulletblue: Your work is great! It really catches my eye and I hope you keep going with it.

:bulletblue: Your talent rocks! I'm jealous of your kick-ass talent.....

:bulletblue: I gave you a llama. Hope it helps you upgrade sooner to a better llama...

:bulletblue: Care to donate to my pool? Any little bit helps, weather it's 1 point or a thousand lol. I appreciate any little bit you can spare.....I believe in what goes around comes around.

:bulletblue: Have a great day! Make the most of what you have today...

:bulletblue: Keep up the great work! I would love to see you continue and even publish your work!


:heart: also could you draw me and let me know when you do so i can buy it and put it in my room? That would be one of the coolest things ever! Thank you!
PS: If you can't or don't want to, or simply don't take requests I totally understand.....Just let me know either way, thank you!
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TRAVELLINGTHEC0SM0S Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday:party::cake:
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