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PROGRESS MADE ON MY HORROR PAINTING

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by DaveandDeniseDorman

I hope everyone’s having a good Monday night. Did you all enjoy the Oscars? I could really have done without the people standing on stage waxing poetic about each nominee, the entire dance segment and the fact that no film clips were shown during one of my favorite awards – “Best Cinematography.” Maybe that’s the artist in me, and no one else cares, but for me, the cinematography makes the film. Of course, my choice for “Best Film” was “District 9,” and we sort of knew it wasn’t going to win, but we still held on to some hope of it until the fat lady sang.

As some of you may recall, I started a painting during a charity event for WildClaw Theatre, my favorite horror theater group in Chicago. They held an event called “Dance of the Demented” with a live deejay, live models, a burlesque show and more. For the artists who attended along with me, it was a lot of fun. So I started this painting, and I’m making progress and I just wanted to show you where I am since you last saw it, so here it is:
Demented Painting

And here is a closer shot of the main character:

Demented XCU

Dave Dorman's Demented Painting,XCU

I hope you all were able to check out the course I’m teaching in San Diego this summer, Comix Academy, along with my friends Scott Hampton, Christopher Moeller, John vanFleet and Durwin Talon, with a special guest appearance from Mike Mignola. If you can join us, sign up now because seating is limited and the price goes up April 30th.

This weekend I will be at MegaCon in Orlando, and for my Florida friends, fans and colleagues, I look forward to reconnecting with all of you there. If there’s anything in particular you see for sale on my site that you would like me to bring along so you can see it in person, please let me know.

I hope you all have a great week. I will post more art as I make more progress.

Thanks for reading,

Dave.

Dave Dorman – New Art, Updates and A Special Thanks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of creating a fresh piece of art at WildClaw Theatre’s fund-raiser, “Dance of the Demented” at Chicago’s Viaduct Theatre. Event organizer Charlie Athanas of The Devil’s Candy Store and creator of all great art for WildClaw Theatre as their board member, put together a cool event with 3 live deejays, women posing, a burlesque show and more. I met some very nice people there, including someone named Steve – here are links to his site and his blog:

http://www.seaillustration.com

http://drawntoday.blogspot.com/

I was also impressed by the sketches of tattoo artist Jeff Paetzold, whom you can find on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/scorpionnipples. If you happened to be there, he was the guy accompanied by the Dita Von Teese look-alike. It was also great to hang out with his dad Bill Paetzold, a gifted creative who owns http://www.paetzolddesign.com. As always, it was great fun to see Anthony Kosar do his stuff, as well as Ray Frenden, Tony Akins and Joe Lester.

During “Dance of the Demented,” I started a painting of a woman in a straight jacket about to stab a young woman with a giant scissors.

Unfinished Dave Dorman Painting

Painting from Dance of the Demented WildClaw Fundraiser

A special thanks to Steve Smith for his photography.

I will post the finished art piece on this blog when it’s complete. I hope you all like it. I worked in a dark, moody color palette of greens, rust colors and black.

This last week TURBO VAMPS, the Chicago punk horror band I mentioned previously, launched their New Order tribute song on iTunes, so be sure to check them out if punk horror is your genre.

In other news, be sure to check out this blog on March 1st. On that day, I will have a MAJOR announcement to make, that will hopefully personally affect some of you reading this blog. I can’t say more than this, but it is HUGE news.

Until then, thank you for reading.

Dave.

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