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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cafe Botanique, Thursday March 5 - DINOTOPIA

Dinotopia: Behind the Scenes
By James Gurney, Artist

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Denver Botanic Gardens – Mitchell Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.


This talk examines the making of Dinotopia from its origins in 1988 to the most recent book, “Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara.” It explores the nitty-gritty of visualizing imaginary scenes realistically in traditional media. The presentation covers research, thumbnail sketches, reference maquettes, perspective, dinosaur reconstruction, step-by-step sequences, and plein-air painting. After the lecture, Mr. Gurney will sign two of his books: “Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara” and “Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time.”

James Gurney is an artist known for his plein-air landscape paintings, as well as his award-winning illustrations of fantasy and historical subjects. Gurney is also known for his science illustrations, including the World of Dinosaurs postage stamps for the US Postal Service. Gurney brings a perspective of realism and scientific accuracy to his work in fantasy.
Fee: $10 member, $13 non-member/walk-in
Register on-line (Class # 09WBI010) or call 720-865-3580

1 comment:

Bayard said...

We only got into dinotopia recently but are now loving it! We've gone completely dinosaur mad at home and even been making dinosaur masks from papier-mache! There is competition on this month from www.adventureboxbooks.com which we've had fun doing, as you have write a pangram and try to win a dinotopia dvd. The kids had a lot of fun entering anyway! Anyway, off to play dinosaurs with them in the garden now - the weather is so lovely! x