The Gnomon Workshop released two volume series on Dave Dorman's Illustration Techniques. In these dynamic titles Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Dorman shares his techniques for creating a commercial illustration, from pencilling 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.Accolades
"All I can say about Dave is WHOA! I have always admired Dave's 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, Midway GamesDVD DescriptionsIllustration Techniques with Dave Dorman - Volume 1: Pencil Art and Painting Preparation
This 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.