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Having recently become interested in James Gurney's art and books, I was looking forward to seeing what he had to say about Sketching. I was surprised by the amount of different media, that both he and Thomas Kinkade used throughout the book. It was very interesting to see how two top artists go about their business via their sketching routine. Each sketch is initialed by the artist who did it and an anecdote is presented alongside it. Lots of useful information for artists of all genres and me ...more
Born June 14, 1958 in Glendale, California. Raised in Palo Alto, the youngest of five children of Joanna and Robert Gurney (a mechanical engineer). Earned a B.A. in Anthropology in 1979 with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of California at Berkeley. Studied painting at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,California, where he met his wife Jeanette. In 1984 they moved to the Hudso ...moreMore about James Gurney...