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Dave Dorman’s Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Art

Posted in AMC, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture, Walking Dead with tags , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2016 by DaveandDeniseDorman

So I had a lot of positive reaction to the pencil piece of Daryl Dixon from “Walking Dead” that Denise posted last week. That drawing was already spoken for, and Denise said, “Dave, you should do a PAINTING of Daryl…he’s hunky!” So I rolled my eyes, like those who know me have seen me do on many occasion, and eventually thought about it. I have wanted to do some “Walking Dead” art for a while and not found time for a big piece, but a smaller portrait style…hmmmm.

Walking Dead portrait of Daryl Dixon by Artist Dave Dorman

Walking Dead portrait of Daryl Dixon by Artist Dave Dorman

 

I worked on this in some free time the past few days and had a lot of fun with it. It is oil on gessoed wood block, 8″ x 10″. I have priced it $400 if any is interested in purchasing. The first to send me an email directly at dormanart@yahoo.com will get it. I will send a Paypal invoice. (I have been having problems with the Paypal buttons on my webpages so this is the best way i can think of to handle art purchases for now).

Thanks again for stopping in and looking, and as always, for your support of my work!

Dave

Dave Dorman Reveals Peek at New ALIENS Art and His Fall Schedule

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Uncategorized, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2016 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Here’s a peek at my new ALIENS art, launching at New York Comic Con in October, my fall appearance schedule–hyperlinked for your convenience–and a brief interview for the folks attending my free Mathnasium of Whitefish Bay, WI event, where I’m appearing on October 2nd to teach art. Without further adieu, here’s the scoop:

September 17-18, 2016 – Panama City Creative Con, Panama City, FL

October 1, 2016 – Discovery World Museum, Milwaukee, WI

October 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. –  Mathnasium, Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay, WI

October 6 – 9, 2016 – New York Comic Con, Javits Convention Center, NYC

Want to book me at your convention or event? Please contact denise@writebrainmedia.com

ALIENS 30th Anniversary commemorative art work-in-progress painting by Dave Dorman for NYCC 2016 Launch

ALIENS 30th Anniversary commemorative art work-in-progress painting by Dave Dorman for NYCC 2016 Launch

Rohita Shah Interviews #1 Star Wars Artist Dave Dorman:

RS: Can you share with our readers your connection to Mathnasium Whitefish Bay?

DD: You (owners Kal and Rohita Shah) are like family to us, and our sons have been best friends since kindergarten. In fact, Kal and I coached their football team together, which remains a very happy memory for me. I’d never been to Whitefish Bay until you moved there, and in a perfect world, outside of my home in Florida, I’d be living in Whitefish Bay. I like that it’s a community where you can walk to everything you need, and nearby Milwaukee is a great city with a great art museum.

RS: What will attendees of the Mathnasium Whitefish Bay event on October 2nd, 2016 experience?
DD: I’m going to teach drawing geometric shapes and how they can be easily transformed into your favorite STAR WARS characters. I will be doing two classes–one at 11 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. Additionally, I’ll have my prints for sale–Star Wars, Batman, Alien, you name it– and I’ll sign anything anyone brings for me to autograph. Autographs are always free.
RS: What projects have you done lately or are working on now?
DD: I’m working on STAR WARS comic book covers for Marvel Comics, superhero trading cards for Upper Deck, and a commemorative ALIENS print for the 30th anniversary of the 2nd  ALIENS film. This piece premieres at New York Comic Con on October 6th. I’m also taking in requests and doing a lot of commissioned art for fans worldwide.
RS: What advice would you give young artists?
DD: The main advice I’d give them is to draw as much as they can. The more you draw, the better you get. Draw everything, not just what you like to draw. A good artist should be able to easily draw whatever they’re being asked to draw by an art director or client.
RS: Do you recommend any art schools?
DD: That’s such a personal choice, depending on your particular focus. I’d spend time evaluating each program to find the one best fitting your direction. I had a false start at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, where I majored in art and they had me doing these large, contemporary art gallery pieces, which was not at all my interest. I switched schools my sophomore year and attended the Joe Kubert School in Dover, NJ. That school taught me comic book illustration, which is what I thought I wanted, but then I realized, I was geared more towards telling a whole story with one single illustration, which led me to doing cover art. It was only the Kubert School’s second year in operation, so Joe Kubert advised me to graduate early (he said they’d already taught me everything they could) and he encouraged me to go on my own to learn color illustration. My color work is self taught, but it all boils down to the amount time I spent in front of my drawing board. It took me until I was 25 to sell my first piece, the Heavy Metal magazine cover I did. 

 

New Dave Dorman Original Star Wars and D&D Art for Sale! I’m Appearing at Pensacon This Weekend–Are You?

Posted in Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2016 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I am a featured guest appearing at Pensacon in Pensacola, Florida this weekend, February 19, 20 and 21. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Autographs are ALWAYS FREE OF CHARGE.

I’m excited to offer up some of my original art for sale–a Star Wars piece, and three Dungeons & Dragons pieces, for the tabletop gamer fans out there! Here is the link to buy this art: http://www.davedorman.com/DnD%20MM%20originalartsale.shtml

Without further adieu, here are the images for you to check out:

 

A fun Star Wars original Dave Dorman painting of BB8 and Chopper, done for the 501st Midwest Garrison Droid hunt card game.

An exclusive Star Wars original Dave Dorman painting of BB8 and Chopper from “A Force Awakens,” done for the 501st Midwest Garrison Droid hunt card game. $500, and includes worldwide shipping. Link to purchase: 

http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale020516.shtml

An aged Han Solo from "A Force Awakens" - original pencil art by Dave Dorman. $100, includes shipping worldwide.

An aged Han Solo from “A Force Awakens” – original pencil art by Dave Dorman. $100, includes shipping worldwide. Link to purchase: 

http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale020516.shtml

Link for purchasing my original Dungeons & Dragons 2014 Monster Manual paintings:

http://www.davedorman.com/DnD%20MM%20originalartsale.shtml

 

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D Monster Manual titled "Pegasus." It appears on page 250. The price is $450, and includes shipping worldwide.

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D Monster Manual titled “Pegasus.” It appears on Page 250. The price is $450, and includes shipping worldwide.

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D MM titled "SCARECROW." It appears on Page 268. The price is $450, including shipping worldwide.

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D MM titled “SCARECROW.” It appears on Page 268. The price is $450, including shipping worldwide.

Original Dave Dorman D&D Art - Ice Devil, from Page 75 of the 2014 D&D Monster Manual - $450 and includes shipping worldwide.

Original Dave Dorman D&D Art – Ice Devil, from Page 75 of the 2014 D&D Monster Manual – $450 and includes shipping worldwide.

As always, I thank you for reading, and for your interest in my art. I hope to see you this weekend!

Dave.

 

 

 

 

 

New Ltd. Ed. Dave Dorman Art for Sale! Star Wars, Indiana Jones and More!

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse Comics, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2016 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Punxsutawney Phil tells me Spring is just around the corner!  And with Spring comes the beginning of CONVENTION SEASON. I will be doing at least one show per month in 2016, so please keep your browser set here for updates.

And no, that goofy guy Scott Roush from the Bleeding Cool News article is NOT my rep (thanks for the heads up, Rich Johnston!), nor is he booking me at any conventions. For the record, my only booking agents are Denise McDonald Dorman of WriteBrain Media and Mike Alexandropoulos.

My first show of the year will take me to Pensacola, Florida for PENSACONFebruary 19th – 21st. I will have prints and books for sale, and as always my autograph is FREE!

I’ve just produced a special edition of my sketchbook series LEADWORKS. This year I will be doing a Star Wars-centric edition. This book will feature all pencil drawings.. roughs, finished art and many unpublished pieces going back 25 years to my first SW works with Dark Horse Comics right up to my current work with Marvel and some NEW never before seen drawings from SW: The Force Awakens.

LEADWORKS by Dave Dorman, Ltd. Edition

LEADWORKS by Dave Dorman, Ltd. Edition

This special book will be 36 pages (previous editions were 24 pages) with a card stock cover and high quality interior pages to show off the detail in the pencil renderings. It is 5.5″ x 8.5″ same size as previous editions. For those of you who love Adult Coloring Books, here’s your chance to color my work! I’d love to see what you do with it and I hope you share it here!

Unlike the previous editions, I will be doing a LIMITED SIGNED AND NUMBERED run of this book, limited to 400 copies. This will be the only version I will be printing. However, I am not raising the price. It will remain at $20.00 (postage included, worldwide). The book will be ready to ship the 3rd week of February.

You can order your copy at this link on my website http://www.davedorman.com/leadworks3.shtml (If you would like to order more than one, the Paypal cart will let you choose how many you would like).

I have done quite a few new drawings for myself featuring charaters and elements from the new Star Wars film SW: The Force Awakens. All of these are unpublished; however, I will be showing quite a few of them in LEADWORKS.
I am putting a few of my pencils sketches up for sale right now so you can get a sneak preview of my new art… AND you can add it to your collection!
Han Solo original pencil sketch by Dave Dorman

Han Solo original pencil sketch by Dave Dorman

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Poe Dameron original pencil art by Dave Dorman

Poe Dameron original pencil art by Dave Dorman

All of my art is pencil on 11″x 14″ on Bristol board. The art will be sent flat with a tracking #. The price includes shipping worldwide.

  • HAN SOLO $200.00
  • Maz Kanata $150.00
  • Poe Dameron $150.00

TO ORDER any of my original pencil drawings, please click here: 

http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale020516.shtml. You will find Paypal buttons for each one.

May the Force Be With You!

Dave.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens — New Artwork By Dave Dorman

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse Comics, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Sandtroopers, Star Wars, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
#MTFBWY!!!
The excitement runs high in our house as my son Jack and I get ready to go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens tonight! Oh…did you not know there was a new Star Wars movie coming out this weekend? It’s true!!! And we hope the force is strong with J.J. Abrams and company. TomorrowFriday the 18th, I will be doing a video review for my son’s YouTube channel. It will be fun, and I PROMISE that it will be spoiler free!
Here is a link to a recent interview I did with Jamie and Justin at  Geek Dad regarding my Star Wars art career: http://geekdad.com/2015/12/gbbp-42-dave-dorman/
Quite a number of you have asked if I was going to be painting any art for the new Star Wars film or maybe even doing a fan movie poster piece. While I have not produced any licensed work for the film, obviously the imagery screams for me to do something. I would love to do a movie poster style piece but I felt I could not do the film justice until I had seen it. So now that I am about to experience it tonight, don’t be surprised if you see a poster-type piece done in the near future.
Rey and BB8 Pencil Prelim Star Wars Art by Dave Dorman

Rey and BB8 Pencil Prelim Star Wars Art by Dave Dorman

However, I have been trying to work on two pieces these past couple of months. Unfortunately, I could not find time to finish them in time for the movie premiere. I will continue working on these over the holidays and will share them with you when they are complete. The first is a portrait of Rey and BB8 on the planet of Jakku. The second piece I am having fun with. It is taken from the very famous line in the first movie (the fourth, for you completists) Star Wars: A New Hope. The title of this piece: “Is This the Droid We are Looking For?” Hope you like the sneak peek of this fun, upcoming art:
New Dave Dorman STAR WARS Artwork Inspired By THE FORCE AWAKENS

New Dave Dorman STAR WARS Artwork Inspired By THE FORCE AWAKENS

I hope that you all enjoy The Force Awakens and have a great Holiday season! Follow me on social media here:
https://facebook.com/davedormansstudio
and
https://facebook.com/davedormanswastedlands
and
https://twitter.com/davedorman
#MTFBWY,
Dave

The Dave Dorman No Tricks, Just TREATS Comic Books Pre-Sale!

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Holiday Gifts, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Happy Halloween everyone!! No Tricks, Just TREATS today… and thru’ the weekend!

Starting today,  I will be offering for PRE-SALE two very anticipated upcoming Dorman cover Variants. These variants are being offered in 2 forms: A full color painted version and a a black and white pencil version. And now… THE REVEAL!

Vader Down!

Vader Down!

The Dark Knight!

The Dark Knight 3!

I once again have worked with M&M Comics in San Antonio, producing variant covers for two of the most anticipated books of the season... Marvel’s VADER DOWN and DC Comics’ DARK KNIGHT 3.

I am offering these for presale now with the release of DK3 on Nov. 11th and VADER DOWN on Nov. 25.

The main reason I am offering these together at this time is to allow you, my valued fans, the opportunity to make your purchases wisely with the holiday season coming up quickly , and not be surprised by a new book coming up that you might not be able to afford because you bought another book earlier. These are the last set of variants I will be producing thru’ the end of the year, so there will be no other Dorman variants upcoming after these (at least for now)

I am offering the books as individual purchases, sets of each title, or a complete set of the 4 books at a discounted price. The pricing is as follows (includes shipping and tracking):

DARK KNIGHT 3 Color Variant $15.00
DARK KNIGHT 3 Pencil Variant $25.00

VADER DOWN  Color Variant $15.00
VADER DOWN  Pencil Variant $25.00

VADER DOWN Both books $30.00
DARK KNIGHT 3 Both books $30.00

VADER DOWN & DARK KNIGHT 3 Full set of 4 books $60.00

AND… as a special HALLOWEEN TREAT (and extended thru’ my son Jack’s birthday,… the boy needs new shoes) all orders of the full set of 4 books will get a copy of my ARCHIE # 1 Variant AND my SPIDER-GWEN #1 variant for FREE!!! 6 books variants for $60.00!! Now THAT’s a treat if I ever heard one!

All books will be signed by me, of course. They will be bagged and boarded unopened directly from the distributor. Books will be sent out by me the week after they hit the stands; however, if you ordered the set of 4, I will send them out after VADER DOWN is released (the week of Nov.30)

Here’s the order page:
http://www.davedorman.com/DK3VADERDOWNvariant.shtml

Thanks again for all your support of my work and I hope everyone has a safe HALLOWEEN and continued health and safety through the upcoming holidays!

Dave.

Introducing: Dave Dorman’s FIRST Ever Marvel Superhero Cover!

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I hope to see many of you this weekend at New York Comic-Con! And now, I’d like to introduce you to my FIRST Marvel Superhero cover! 
Spider Gwen by Dave Dorman

                          Spider-Gwen #1 by Dave Dorman

This is the cover for Spider-Gwen #1, hitting the shelves next Wednesday, Oct.14. While I have been a fan of Marvel’s since the late 1960s, and I have produced some fun trading cards and other material for them, I have never done a cover for any of their Superhero books. Now that has changed. I have collaborated again with M&M Comics in San Antonio to produce a variant cover for Spider-Gwen #1. It was great fun painting this new and popular character, and I hope it will open the door to doing more with Marvel.
I am offering sales of this book directly thru’ me, as this is a RETAILER VARIANT and will NOT be distributed nationally thru’ your local bookstore. This #1 edition has a print run of ONLY 1,500 copies. This will not be reprinted and the limitation makes it a very desirable collectible.  Orders directly from me include:
  • SIGNED by me, Dave Dorman
  • They will be bagged and boarded
  • They will be sent with insurance and tracking.
  • The cost of this book  is just $15.00, INCLUDING shipping.
You can order as many copies as you like, but I cannot offer a discount for multiple orders. Please click here now to order SPIDER-GWEN #1 with the Dave Dorman cover art! http://www.davedorman.com/spidergwen1variant.shtml