So I’ve been thinking about a couple of things (which explains the burning smell). Last fall, I tried some “Halloween centers” or stations that my students rotated through. I did this on the day our school was having fall parties and costumes because I knew the kids were going to […]

  Oscar Wilde is famously quoted as saying “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” I get sucked into reading these daily quotes, and I rarely question them. Who am I to disagree with Oscar Wilde?   Yet, I can’t imagine an art career that does not benefit from […]

“Web 3.0 Aesthetics: In the Future Post-Hype of the NFTs” (a Trilogy Curated by Annka Kultys for LaCollecionio) will explore NFT aesthetics through the lens of social, intellectual, and technological upheaval that took place in the turn on the 21st century. The exhibition will include 27 NFTs presented in three themes “Metamorphosis of the Body,” “Digital Florascapes,” […]

This weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You’ll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums. Contact You can write me at:James GurneyPO Box 693Rhinebeck, […]