THE GNOMON WORKSHOP
RELEASES ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES WITH DAVE DORMAN VOLUMES 1 & 2
5, 2008, Hollywood, CA - This week the
Gnomon Workshop is excited to brings you their much-anticipated 2-volume series
on Dave Dormans Illustration Techniques.
In these dynamic titles Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Dorman shares
his techniques for creating original pencil art all the way through to painting
the final piece. These DVDs cover such
topics as composition, light and shadow, figure drawing, preparing a board for
painting, color theory, oil painting, mixed media and much more.
I can say about Dave is WHOA! I have always admired Daves skills and technique
and to finally have a peek at how he does his magic is something every aspiring
artist should be thankful for and should treasure for years to come.
Stephan Martiniere. Creative Visual Director at Midway Games
Techniques with Dave Dorman Volume 1: Pencil Art and Painting Preparation
DVD, the first in the series, focuses on Dave Dorman creating preliminary art,
the pencil art, for a dynamic science fiction painting. Dave discusses
composition, light and shadow, figure drawing and the tricks to creating
interesting and dramatic creatures. Dave shows how he develops and refines the
image, and how to use eye lines to draw attention to certain areas of the art.
He also shares his thoughts on painting in general and how good preliminary
work makes the final art stronger and more dynamic.
Techniques with Dave Dorman Volume 2: Traditional Painting in Oils and Mixed
second DVD shows the development of a full-color illustration based on the
pencil art from the previous DVD. Dave demonstrates his techniques for completing
the illustration using a multitude of media including oil paints, acrylics,
colored pencils, markers and more, all on one piece of art. He shows a variety
of methods for manipulating the paint and discusses color theory and dynamic
lighting techniques in relation to the drama and action of the scene. He also
shows how fine detailing and loose texturing both have a place in drawing the
eye around the art. In this lecture, Dave emphasizes experimentation with
painting techniques not only to achieve the desired result but also to
effectively meet the deadline of a commercial illustration project
Award-winning artist and Air Force brat Dave Dorman has lived and traveled
around the world, which has noticeably influenced his diverse body of work.
Dave attended St. Marys College in Maryland, and Joe Kubert School of Cartoon
and Graphic Art before leaving to teach himself oil painting. Minus an
instructors influence, Dorman experimented and adapted unorthodox,
oft-imitated techniques, many of which he explains in his Gnomon Workshop DVDs.
Dormans first big break was a cover for Heavy Metal Magazine in 1982. He
followed that up with extensive work on Indiana Jones, Star Wars (fans voted
him the #1 Star Wars Artist), Alien, Predator, AVP, Batman, Spiderman, G.I.
Joe, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft, King Kong, Star Trek, Lord of the
Rings, Harry Potter and his own critically acclaimed project, The Wasted Lands.
2000, The Gnomon Workshop has provided artists and students with the
educational resources they need to succeed as artists in the entertainment
industries. Whether they're interested in design, modeling, effects, animation,
storytelling or matte painting, these DVDs provide a valuable educational
resource for students around the world. The Gnomon Workshop is the sister
company of The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, which provides professional
caliber visual effects instruction to students and professionals in Los
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