Monday, June 22, 2009
It's been a while since I posted about a favourite artist. I ordered another Dinotopia book today on eBay so it reminded me that I should say a few words about one of my favourite illustrators - James Gurney, the creator of Dinotopia
His detailed paintings, distinctive style and vivid imagination have brought dinosaurs back to life in one ofthe most astonishing fictional worlds, my dream-home, the island of Dinotopia.
Besides the four illustrated albums by Gurney, there are also series of novels (by authors such as Alan Dean Foster), mini-series, 13 TV episodes and an animated movie by Hallmark, and some card and video games as well.
In Bulgaria only two of the books have been published - Gurney's fourth illustrated masterpiece - "Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara", and Alan Dean Foster's novel "Dinotopia Lost"
And just to add more to the atmosphere of Gurney's astonishing art, here is the Dinotopia soundtrack by Trevor Jones!