This week the Gnomon Workshop is excited to brings you their much-anticipated two-volume series on Dave Dorman's Illustration Techniques.
In these dynamic titles Eisner Award-winning artist 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 and mixed media.
ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES WITH DAVE DORMAN VOLUME 1: PENCIL ART AND PAINTING PREPARATION:
This DVD, the first in the series, focuses on Dorman creating preliminary art, the pencil art, for a dynamic science fiction painting. Dorman discusses composition, light and shadow, figure drawing and the tricks to creating interesting and dramatic creatures. Dorman 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.
ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES WITH DAVE DORMAN VOLUME 2: TRADITIONAL PAINTING IN OILS AND MIXED MEDIA:
This second DVD shows the development of a full-color illustration based on the pencil art from the previous DVD. Dorman 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, Dorman emphasizes experimentation with painting techniques not only to achieve the desired result but also to effectively meet the deadline of a commercial illustration project
Eisner Award-winning artist and Air Force brat Dorman has lived and traveled around the world, which has noticeably influenced his diverse body of work. Dorman attended St. Mary¹s College in Maryland, and Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art before leaving to teach himself oil painting. Minus an instructor's influence, Dorman experimented and adapted unorthodox, oft-imitated techniques, many of which he explains in his Gnomon Workshop DVDs. Dorman¹s 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.
Since 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 Angeles, California.
Visit www.thegnomonworkshop.com for more information on The Gnomon Workshop and their library of over 200 training DVDs.