Welcome to the Dean Zachary Art Gallery. Thank you for taking the time and effort to examine my artwork. The samples below include Comic Book Art, Concept Art and Digital Paintings created both for fun and profit.
The Phoenix Trade Paperback collecting Dean’s entire run on Atlas Comics’ Phoenix series is coming out in December 2012!
PHOENIX — TRADE PAPERBACK
DEAN DRAWS PHOENIX FOR ATLAS COMICS!
Dean is the artist on Atlas Comics' recent relaunch of their title, Phoenix. This Sci Fi/Action Adventure Superhero gets his powers after being abducted by aliens, but can he control what he is becoming as a result? For more info go to www.atlas-comics.com
American Twilight: The Eagle and the Dragon concerns a superhuman American patriot and a Japanese assassin who form an unlikely alliance to fight a mad scientist on a mysterious island in the Bermuda Triangle. It's James Bond meets the X-Men. 185 Pages with a 20 page Art Section!
Buy it online at www.jupiter-books.com. Send me some reviews and let me know what you think.
COMIC BOOK ART
As a comic book illustrator, I created splash pages, pin-ups and sequential art pages in my favorite medium-graphite. Penciling has a purity and simplicity that continues to challenge me artistically. Whether in one frame or sequentially, effectively telling a story in black and white using lines, shadows and textures has always been a passion of mine.
Even as a writer, storytelling remains a visual medium to me, and I envision the fully realized scene in my head as if I am watching a movie. The challenge is trying to record the images accurately from my imagination. I rarely construct images; I feel more like I am interpreting them. The concept art samples below are from a screenplay, a gaming script, or a comic book script that I have written or co-created with colleagues.
Some of the digital paintings below were commissioned while others were part of my own creative proposals. Compelling characters and dramatic facial expressions inspire me as subjects and usually figure prominently in my work. The human form in action still continues to fascinate me, and has remained my focus in communicating artistically.