I love it when people care! I love it even more when people who have made it in their chosen field, still have the time to pay attention to people trying to get there or just to fans! I have an incredible amount of respect for that kind of people: People who take time to show others that their interest in their works means something to them. James Gurney is one such man.
The other day in the mail I received a signed Light and Color poster, a signed book sticker and a little postcard as a ‘Thank you; for participating in his dinotopia Envelope Contest. I wasn’t selected as one of the winners but James Gurney was so kind as to reward everyone who participated with this wonderful package. He didn’t have to, but he did.
I have long followed his blog with keen interest and a few months ago I purchased his Light and Color book, after reading so many positive recommendations of it.
If you are interested in art and haven’t already bought the book you certainly should. It is a great and informative piece of colour and light theory and there is so many fascinating observations and great advice in it. The sticker James Gurney sent along with the poster, went right in my book. I feel honoured to have one of his books signed by the master himself. He is an inspiration.
Further there has been a really interesting article posted by Communication Art on James Gurney and Tony DiTerlizzi’s world building. Both being artists I greatly admire I found the article to be very inspiring.
It is my hope I one day will be able to write and illustrate my own books. I actually had an idea on on one after reading this article but more on that later.