Thursday, June 19, 2008

James Gurney's instructional blog

I stumbled onto this blog a few days ago.

James Gurney is the mega-successful illustrator creator of the Dinotopia books.

His blog is mostly instructional in nature, somewhat informative, kind of off-the-wall and often updated.

I read this post today about how to draw apes from life and the solution he came up with was just brilliant:

The gorilla loved it. He had never seen a human act like a polite ape before. He came right up to the glass and posed for me while I did this half-hour portrait from just two feet away.


click here to see the whole article.


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2 comments:

ILANA KOHN said...

that is the funniest thing ever!

tombyillustration@gmail.com said...

I loved Dinotopia! I used to write everything in that language/code they always used.