Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ginkgo and Dragonfly Endpapers

Here's some more pen and ink art for the endpapers of “Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara.” The dragonfly, ginkgoes, and horsetail ferns are from the time of dinosaurs.
Link to Speedball more samples of my pen art.
From Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara, which you can get signed from my website.


Tom Hart said...

Beautiful and inspiring ink work, James. Does some of your pen work incorporate scratchboard? Some of it looks like it might have (though I know you could have accomplished the same effect with the pen and/or brush alone).

James Gurney said...

Hey, Tom, great to hear from you. Yes, the one on the Speedball site of the church is scratchboard, obviously inspired by Franklin Booth. Funny thing about Booth, he did most of his images in pen and ink, imitating woodcuts.