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My New Exclusive Line of Greetings Cards & My Autograph Signing Session This Weekend

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Geek, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everyone,

Opening day for the new STAR WARS movie! Yay! I’ve been looking forward to 10:30 p.m. tonight for a long time. This weekend I will be doing a STAR WARS signing for DREAMLAND COMICS at STRATFORD SQUARE MALL in BLOOMINGDALE, IL. Here’s a link to their address and phone #: https://dreamlandcomics.com. This is the comic book shop I patronize here in Illinois.

And now for my other news — I’ve launched an exclusive line of greeting cards through a Logica3.com company called SAVE A TREE CARDS.com in West Dundee, IL near where I live. Here’s the link — https://holiday.saveatreecards.com — currently they are solely digital cards, but recycled, paper-based cards are forthcoming. I want to extend a special thanks to Lisa Page Domwbrowski and Larry Dombrowski for giving me this opportunity to share my personal art. Here’s a link to that press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15014023.htm 

This new line of Dorman greeting cards are a departure from my typical licensed commercial work that you are familiar with, but I really enjoy painting non-licensed art. Also on their site are links to the art tutorial videos I created of me painting their greeting card designs. They’ve shrunk them down to 12 and six minutes, so if you don’t want to sit through the 2-hour versions, these are truncated. Here’s an example of the art you’ll see me painting:

Samples of My New Greeting Cards for SaveATreeCards.com

As always, thank you for reading.

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Twitter.com/DaveDorman

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Dave Dorman Birthday Art Sale: Palpatine, Han Solo, Chewie, Luke and Iron Man

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Artist, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Marvel Comics, Nerd Culture, Painting, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all who are sending me birthday wishes. While I am getting another year older and my body sure feels every year of it…I am happy I am still here to share it with you and my family. Most of all, I am feeling like I am entering a new phase of my artistic career.

I feel excited about the work I am doing now. It is truly the best work of my entire career. I am learning more about myself and new techniques my eyes have been opened to on my path of discovery. Even though it has been seriously hard to find work in the industry these days, I am grateful that I have all of you all as my fans and supporters as I move into this more creative era of my art. That in itself lights a creative fire in me to follow the work that pushes me, enlightens me and strengthens me as an artist. It helps me to be a better person.

Thank you ALL for this.

Also… 😛 I have a few new pieces available I thought I’d post for your enjoyment and interest.Here is the page with PayPal buttons if you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces I’m posting here today:
http://www.davedorman.com/Originalartsale100117.shtml

Iron Man: $800
Description: Acrylic painting on Bristol board.
Size: 11″ x 17″

Palpatine: $1,000
Description: Oil and acrylic original painting on Bristol board.
Size: 14″ x 20″

 

Han Solo and Chewbacca: $250
Description: Pencil art on Bristol board
Size: 11″ x 14″

Luke: $250
Description: Pencil art on Bristol board
Size: 11″ x 14″

Once again, thank you all for your support and enjoyment of my art. Another birthday here, but many more to come and much, much more to create!

Bless you all,

Dave

Dave Dorman Convention Season Schedule & Live Painting on Facebook Live!

Posted in 501st, Blog, Blogger, Blogging, C2E2, 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, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Friend Funding, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, New York Comic Con, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale, The Dave Dorman Experience, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everybody,

I hope to see many of you this weekend at C2E2 in Chicago; I’ll be at Table E-1 in Artists Alley!

Before I forget to mention this, if you’re not already watching HAP & LEONARD on the Sundance Channel (Season 1 is on Netflix), please check it out. My author friend Joe R. Lansdale wrote this really fun, pulpy series of books, all of which I’ve read, and he is executive producer on the show. It’s pure genius in its acting, casting and execution. I hope it never ends. (Joe’s steampunk series is really fun, too. Can you tell I’m his biggest fan?)

If you haven’t heard already, I’ve been doing live paintings on Facebook Live. I plan to expand this to Twitter’s Periscope and YouTube eventually, but here is a link to my most popular one so far, of me painting Darth Maul. According to Facebook, it has gotten 56,633 cumulative views so far! The visitor stamp you see at the bottom is how many folks were watching it when I actually did it live. I am honored by your time and attention. (If only I had 50 cents for everyone who watched it!)

DAVE DORMAN CONVENTION SEASON SCHEDULE

I wanted to let you know my schedule, booked thus far, for what I affectionately call “Convention Season.” I will add updates as more shows get added, but here’s what I know now:

April 21 – 23: C2E2, Chicago, IL — Artists Alley, Table E-1

April 27 – April 30:  Calgary Expo, Calgary, Canada — Table # TBD

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May 19 – 21:  MotorCity Con, Novi, MI — Table # TBD

May 26 – 28: Alamo City Con, San Antonio, TX — Table # TBD

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June 3, 2017: Star Wars Day, Joliet, IL (World’s Largest Star Wars Public Library Show)

June 16 – 18:  HeroesCon, Charlotte, NC — Table # TBD

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July 19 – 23: San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA–Booth #4500 (End cap booth facing the lobby, first row in, between Doors F & G, closer to Door F.)

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October 5 – 8: New York Comic Con, NYC, NY — Table # TBD

October 18 – 22: IlluxCon, Reading, PA — Table # TBD

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SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDBACK: With social media, I’m always listening. Sometimes the feedback is rather unpleasant, like this exchange below. That being said, if I’ve ever come across as unpleasant to any of you, I want to take this opportunity to apologize to you, as I did to these gentlemen. From what I gather from their latter remarks, these two gents haven’t ever actually personally interacted with me, but if this is the current zeitgeist on me, I’d like to nip it in the bud. Shows are exhausting and physically taxing, and you may see my occasional grimace, especially with my current sciatica and neuropathy issues, but I don’t ever want any of you to feel like I don’t want you to approach me or that I don’t value your friendship, feedback and encounters, because I do. Without your feedback, good or bad, my work doesn’t feel complete. You all help me to “close the loop.”

Some disgruntled observers.

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

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