James Gurney Inspires FRCH
November 3, 2011 1 Comment
We had the great privilege of having James Gurney, award-winning artist and best-selling author of the Dinotopia Series and the books “Imaginative Realism” and “Color and Light, a Guide for the Realistic Painter“, visit FRCH on October 28th for a lecture and meet and greet.
Prior to the event, James found a spot across the street from our building in Cincinnati and sketched what he saw.
It was standing room only in our Paris Conference Room. Around 50 people attended. James’s lecture covered his creative process and the techniques used to create visuals and stories of things that don’t exist, something we do everyday as designers. These techniques are vital to any form of visual communication, from the traditional to photo realistic computer renderings.
He also shared several sketchbooks containing page after page of ideas and observations. James’s insights provided a great deal of knowledge and served as a reminder to all designers and architects that understanding visual storytelling will make our presentations stronger and our client communications more dynamic.
After his lecture, we broke out into the lobby for a wing ding and a meet and greet.
For more information on James Gurney’s techniques please visit his daily blog.
This event was part of our continued education and inspiration efforts and was made possible by our Training and Development Committee.