Archive for Dave Dorman Art

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 roughs, finished art and many unpublished pieces going back 25 years to my first SW works with Dark Horse Comics right up to my current work with Marvel and some NEW never before seen drawings from SW: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.

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

And Now for Something Completely Different: A Dave Dorman ARCHIE COMICS 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 NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

ARCHIE Comics has just revealed all of their Variant ARCHIE #1 covers. I am happy to say M&M Comics had me do the art for their shop’s variant! (We worked together on the Marvel STAR WARS #1 Variant as well!!) So, I am now able to post the artwork for all of you to see!

ARCHIE COMICS Variant Cover #1 from Dave Dorman for M&M Comics

ARCHIE COMICS Variant Cover #1 from Dave Dorman for M&M Comics

It was a whole lot of fun working on this cover and great to be able to give ARCHIE a more realistic look for his fans. He and the gang at Riverdale are such famous pop culture icons, and I hope I did him justice. Both M&M Comics and I will be offering this Limited Edition Book for sale. Keep your eyes here for an announcement coming very soon! And please enjoy “something completely different” from the Studio of Dave!

If you would like to connect with me on social media, here’s where you can find me:

http://linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman

http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio

http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

http://twitter.com/davedorman

Dave Dorman Art Now on EveryDayOriginal.com Art Site

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Hi Everyone,
I have joined a new group/website and I wanted to share it with you. It is called Every Day Original (http://www.everydayoriginal.com/). It is a group of very talented artist; some are my friends in the fantasy art field, some are new to me, but all are worth taking a look at. The concept behind the website is to add an original piece of art every day–a small piece priced at $500 or under–and it can be any subject matter the artist chooses. There are quite a few artists already on the site, so you won’t necessarily see a piece from any particular artist for weeks at a time. I think this is a great idea to get exposed to many different artists and new styles of work.

 

 

Dave Dorman contribution to Everyday Original, "The Creature."  8 x 10, acrylic and oil on gessoed wood block

Dave Dorman contribution to Everyday Original, “The Creature.”                             8″ x 10″, acrylic and oil on gessoed wood block

Which brings it to me. My first piece is going up today! I would love it if you could take a moment and point your browser to the EDO site (http://www.everydayoriginal.com/) and take a look. While this is my first piece and reflects some of my film/ genre interests, future pieces will allow me to play with other interests and subjects that I would not necessarily get to work on in my commercial work. But fear not! You will occasionally see something that is very familiar as well! (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more….)
So please take a minute to see some wonderful work by some very talented artists… and me!
Thanks all!
Dave

Order Your Star Wars Variant Cover Direct from Dave Dorman: One of the Scarcest On the Market Today

Posted in Blog, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Marvel Comics, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Dave Dorman MARVEL COMICS STAR WARS Variant Cover #1

Dave Dorman MARVEL COMICS STAR WARS Variant Cover #1

Dear Friends,
I have finally gotten around to organizing the sale for my Marvel Star Wars #1 Variant. I have been pretty busy this past few weeks, including painting a new variant cover for Marvel’s Darth Vader #2!  This #1 Variant is the variant produced by M&M Comics and limited to 3000. This number makes it one of the scarcest variants on the market. (And a personal thanks goes out to Mike at M&M for having me paint this cover!)
I am now selling my variant cover issue for $25 including postage and insurance. 
Order my Star Wars Variant #1 from this page: http://bitly.com/DDSWVariant1
BUT WAIT!!!…There’s more! You not only get a mint copy of this book signed by me, (bagged and boarded), but I will also include in your package one additional item from my personal vault of collectibles. These will be all Star Wars items (signed of course) that may include convention programs, signature cards, trading cards, bookmarks, or other collectibles from my files, dating back almost 30 years. Most of these extras are hard to find and will make a fun addition to your Dorman Star Wars collection (like a mini-Dorman LootCrate!)
I have a very limited number of these so please do not hesitate in ordering. I must limit the purchase to one copy per person.  I will remove the page when I have sold out. (It is possible I may get more in the future, but that is not guaranteed).
It’s great to be back doing more Star Wars covers! I look forward to creating more great art for Marvel. Thank you all for following me as we move into a new era of Star Wars!
Dave.
P.S. Follow me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio

A Short Anatomy of My Star Wars Painting: Lord Vader’s Persuasion

Posted in 501st, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Cosplay, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Dave Dorman's Star Wars Painting: Lord Vader's Persuasion of the Outer Rim

Dave Dorman’s Star Wars Painting: Lord Vader’s Persuasion of the Outer Rim

I’d like to take a moment to clear up some misconceptions and explain my thoughts on creating my painting “Lord Vader’s Persuasion…” The main reason for creating this piece was to show Vader leading his troops into battle. I wanted to actually show him in the midst of his beloved 501st Squad, being the leader he was born to be. This was not a scene we were able to see in the films themselves, and obviously, it would be a scene taking place between Episodes 3 and 4. This art has caught the imagination of Star Wars fans around the world, and has inspired me to create other scenes capturing potential story elements that were not in the screenplays, but are part of the canon of the Star Wars history.
The two most confusing elements of Lord Vader’s Persuasion are the inclusion of the Imperial Guards (the red armored figures surrounding Vader) and the fact that Vader is rising above the squad. The Imperial Guards were introduced in Episode 6 as visual elements in the background, in scenes featuring the Emperor and Lord Vader. They are not exclusively the Emperor’s private, but the elite of the Imperial forces used to protect those of the highest power. So the Imperial Guard would certainly be on hand to protect a high value target such as Vader during an invasion operation. Vader’s loyal 501st troops form a phalanx around them, always pushing forward towards Victory!
Why is Vader above the troops? He is not on a hoverboard, nor is he standing on a trooper’s shoulders! We know from the end of Episode 3 that Anakin/Vader is fearless in carrying out the Emperor’s order. Why would Vader not be fearless in leading his Troops into battle? Like any commander worthy of his troops’ respect, he will join them in battle. And as a powerful leading figure, he will not hide behind his troops, but will be where they can see him and be inspired by him. During the course of the battle, Vader uses the FORCE to levitate himself above the fray, leading and directing his troops ever forward, knowing he will become the primary target of his opponents. He is unafraid because he uses the power of The Force for protection.
I have also taken an artistic license and compacted the field of battle so that I could show a few other elements that would be involved in this type of skirmish. The officers and scouts to the far left would not so close to the battlefield in a real situation, and the ATAT/ATSTs would not be so packed together. But the art I wanted to create would show the full impact of all elements of the Imperial Forces, so I pulled a few visual tricks out of my creative hat.
Aesthetic Placement of Elements in the Art: Speaking artistically about the art, there are reasons I put elements where they are in the art. As you can see, there is an explanation for what is the battle scene from a “warfare” point of view. But to paint what I wanted, I had to have both an “Artistic” reason and a “Realism” reason. When laying out the the art, the first thing I noticed artistically was that the piece was primarily black and white. Black and greys in the Vader figure and white and greys in the trooper armor. I found working the Imperial guard into the piece not only added a focusing element, to bring your eye towards the main element–Vader–but also added that bold stroke of color I needed. That red would eventually tie in with the red of Vader’s lightsaber and the red/oranges of the explosions in the background. With that element of red, it was no longer necessary to add another bold statement of color, because the contrast of the dark figure of Vader made him the focus against the whites and the greys of the rest of the piece.
One Last Visual Element to Note: There is one last visual element that you may not see right off, but if you look closely at the art and let your eye roam, you will probably focus on Vader first, then follow the line of his arm and hand deflecting the blasterbolt. Your eye will follow the red of the ATAT explosion and smoke back over Vader, then follow the path of his Lightsaber back down to the far left of the art, now seeing the Officers and Scouts. As your eye follows where they are looking, it catches the front-most Stormtrooper with his arm raised, pointing the troopers forward. We follow that line through the bottom of the art into the field of troopers. From here, the curve upward of the red and blue blasterbolts brings the eye back up to the exploding ATAT in the background and then right back to Vader.
There was much more that went into this piece and the contribution of the 501st Midwest Garrison in helping me shoot reference for this cannot be overstated. But this should help you understand a bit of what is going through my head when creating a piece of art.
A special thanks to Jesus Diaz of the SPLOID column for Gizmodo who wrote this piece today about my Star Wars art (including Lord Vader’s Persuasion):
Thank  you, Jesus Diaz!

Thank you, Jesus Diaz!

and to writer Marlon McDonald of MoviePilot.com who wrote this article today as well:
Thank you, Marlon McDonald!

Thank you, Marlon McDonald!

Thanks for reading!

3 New Dave Dorman Sketchbooks Available

Posted in 2014 SDCC, Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Holiday Gifts, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I have 3 new small books available featuring my art.  They are as follows: DAVE DORMAN 2014 SKETCHBOOK “LEADWORKS No. 2,” as well as NEW MAGIC/WOW and ALIENS/PREDATOR Books! Here’s the link to place your orders: http://www.davedorman.com/leadworks2014.shtml

LEADWORKS Special Pencil Sketch Art  by Dave Dorman

LEADWORKS No. 2 Special Pencil Sketch Art by Dave Dorman

•The first is my new sketchbook LEADWORKS No. 2, featuring pencil art from my painting preliminaries for various paintings including Star Wars, as well as many new pencil drawing done specifically for this volume. Cost: $15 including Postage

Oil & Water art by Dave Dorman

Oil & Water: Wizardry & Magic – Art by Dave Dorman

•The second is a collection of fantasy art featuring many MAGIC the GATHERING (MTG) and WORLD of WARCRAFT (WoW) paintings.

Cost: $20 including Postage

Oil & Water: XENOCIDE Art by Dave Dorman

Oil & Water: XENOCIDE Art by Dave Dorman

The third book is a much-asked-for collection of my most popular ALIENS and PREDATOR paintings, including many ALIENS v PREDATOR (AvP) paintings. Cost: $20 including Postage

Special Pricing for All Three Books: $45 including Postage.

As always, I thank you for your interest in and support of my work!!

Dave.

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