VAMPBYTE

zack || 22 || he/him || freelance illustrator || creator of Deryli and the Magician's Key and RORY || vampire bat || πŸ’Œ contact: vampbyte.art@gmail.com || pan trans man

hello! i'm zack, a trans freelance illustrator and comic author. i'm the creator of the LGBT fantasy comic Deryli and the Magician's Key and the horror comic RORY.

i also make art tutorials, guides, and custom brushes + assets for clip studio paint! my guides are free to read on my patreon 😊

πŸ„ portfolio πŸ„ twitter πŸ„ instagram πŸ„ tumblr πŸ„ pillowfort
πŸ„ patreon πŸ„ ko-fi πŸ„ youtube πŸ„ tapas πŸ„ linktree

Deryli Rustmane dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, Lepus Rustmane, Runa's top magic scholar and guardian of one of the legendary Keys of Fate. His plans for the future change, however, when Lepus vanishes in the wake of a magical accident - leaving behind the mystery of his missing key, the Key of Seasons, and a national crisis for the floating Kingdom of Androvea, which cannot stay suspended without it.

Deryli sets off with his best friend and prince of Androvea, Philippe, on a journey to discover the whereabouts of Lepus and the Key of Seasons before Androvea falls from the sky - but their efforts will unknowingly entangle them in the plans of figures with greater, more sinister intentions for the Keys of Fate and the entire world of Runa.

Read on Tapas | Read on WEBTOON | Read on Patreon (early access + hi-res)

(Mature Rating for blood, violence, death, and drug use)

A cynical male model named Rory just wants to get famous, look good, and make money. He gets the opportunity to do just that when he comes into contact with the elusive and renowned photographer, Roger Van Dijk, who is interested in making Rory the subject of his magnum opus. This dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare, however, as Roger's artistic vision turns into something much, much stranger.

Read on Tapas | Read on Tumblr | Read on Patreon (hi-res)

thank you for visiting my page! (οΎ‰β‰§βˆ€β‰¦)οΎ‰ β€₯β€¦β”β”β”β˜…


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last month i started a multi-part guide on drawing backgrounds for beginners (or any artist anxious about getting started!). i took some people's questions on twitter about things they struggle with most regarding backgrounds and i'm using those to write up this guide, so hopefully your burning questions about backgrounds are answered here!

  • how do perspective lines work?

  • how do you decide what to put in a character's room?

  • how do you make your backgrounds less flat?

all that and more is answered here!

these guides are free to read and will stay free to read. if you find them helpful consider supporting me on patreon or ko-fi if you like! i post free guides to my patreon regularly and bonus content for patrons 😊

--

Breaking Down Backgrounds (Part 1): The Basics of Perspective

Breaking Down Backgrounds (Part 2): The Basics of Depth

Breaking Down Backgrounds (Part 3): Designing a Room with Personality

i hope these are helpful!


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hello! i'm zack, a trans freelance illustrator and comic author. i'm the creator of the LGBT fantasy comic Deryli and the Magician's Key and the horror comic RORY.

i also make art tutorials, guides, and custom brushes + assets for clip studio paint! my guides are free to read on my patreon 😊

πŸ„ portfolio πŸ„ twitter πŸ„ instagram πŸ„ tumblr πŸ„ pillowfort
πŸ„ patreon πŸ„ ko-fi πŸ„ youtube πŸ„ tapas πŸ„ linktree

Deryli Rustmane dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, Lepus Rustmane, Runa's top magic scholar and guardian of one of the legendary Keys of Fate. His plans for the future change, however, when Lepus vanishes in the wake of a magical accident - leaving behind the mystery of his missing key, the Key of Seasons, and a national crisis for the floating Kingdom of Androvea, which cannot stay suspended without it.

Deryli sets off with his best friend and prince of Androvea, Philippe, on a journey to discover the whereabouts of Lepus and the Key of Seasons before Androvea falls from the sky - but their efforts will unknowingly entangle them in the plans of figures with greater, more sinister intentions for the Keys of Fate and the entire world of Runa.

Read on Tapas | Read on WEBTOON | Read on Patreon (early access + hi-res)

(Mature Rating for blood, violence, death, and drug use)

A cynical male model named Rory just wants to get famous, look good, and make money. He gets the opportunity to do just that when he comes into contact with the elusive and renowned photographer, Roger Van Dijk, who is interested in making Rory the subject of his magnum opus. This dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare, however, as Roger's artistic vision turns into something much, much stranger.

Read on Tapas | Read on Tumblr | Read on Patreon (hi-res)

thank you for visiting my page! (οΎ‰β‰§βˆ€β‰¦)οΎ‰ β€₯β€¦β”β”β”β˜…


where the sky meets the sea β˜„


the #StartToFinish challenge from twitter!


edward the witch, lost in thought πŸ₯€


it's time for the march lotus pinup!! after many months i finally let him have bangs..... do you think they suit him?


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yenarae is the kingdom of hosceau's master entertainer, spending his days performing captivating melodies for the king's guests on his harp. as a dreamscribe, his music is said to guarantee all who listen pleasant dreams and safety from bad omens 🌷🎢


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hello! i'm zack, a trans freelance illustrator and comic author. i'm the creator of the LGBT fantasy comic Deryli and the Magician's Key and the horror comic RORY.

i also make art tutorials, guides, and custom brushes + assets for clip studio paint! my guides are free to read on my patreon 😊

πŸ„ portfolio πŸ„ twitter πŸ„ instagram πŸ„ tumblr πŸ„ pillowfort
πŸ„ patreon πŸ„ ko-fi πŸ„ youtube πŸ„ tapas πŸ„ linktree

Deryli Rustmane dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, Lepus Rustmane, Runa's top magic scholar and guardian of one of the legendary Keys of Fate. His plans for the future change, however, when Lepus vanishes in the wake of a magical accident - leaving behind the mystery of his missing key, the Key of Seasons, and a national crisis for the floating Kingdom of Androvea, which cannot stay suspended without it.

Deryli sets off with his best friend and prince of Androvea, Philippe, on a journey to discover the whereabouts of Lepus and the Key of Seasons before Androvea falls from the sky - but their efforts will unknowingly entangle them in the plans of figures with greater, more sinister intentions for the Keys of Fate and the entire world of Runa.

Read on Tapas | Read on WEBTOON | Read on Patreon (early access + hi-res)

(Mature Rating for blood, violence, death, and drug use)

A cynical male model named Rory just wants to get famous, look good, and make money. He gets the opportunity to do just that when he comes into contact with the elusive and renowned photographer, Roger Van Dijk, who is interested in making Rory the subject of his magnum opus. This dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare, however, as Roger's artistic vision turns into something much, much stranger.

Read on Tapas | Read on Tumblr | Read on Patreon (hi-res)

thank you for visiting my page! (οΎ‰β‰§βˆ€β‰¦)οΎ‰ β€₯β€¦β”β”β”β˜…


yenarae is the kingdom of hosceau's master entertainer, spending his days performing captivating melodies for the king's guests on his harp. as a dreamscribe, his music is said to guarantee all who listen pleasant dreams and safety from bad omens 🌷🎢


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the worst part of having a big ass sword is the big ass mess you have to clean up later 😩


the worst part of having a big ass sword is the big ass mess you have to clean up later 😩


philippe is looking for his special valentine πŸ’ŒπŸ’•


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based on its name, you might expect the Forest of the Faefolk to be a peaceful place . . .

. . . and it usually is, unless you get caught in the sights of its guardian.


based on its name, you might expect the Forest of the Faefolk to be a peaceful place . . .

. . . and it usually is, unless you get caught in the sights of its guardian.


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hello! i'm zack, a trans freelance illustrator and comic author. i'm the creator of the LGBT fantasy comic Deryli and the Magician's Key and the horror comic RORY.

i also make art tutorials, guides, and custom brushes + assets for clip studio paint! my guides are free to read on my patreon 😊

πŸ„ portfolio πŸ„ twitter πŸ„ instagram πŸ„ tumblr πŸ„ pillowfort
πŸ„ patreon πŸ„ ko-fi πŸ„ youtube πŸ„ tapas πŸ„ linktree

Deryli Rustmane dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, Lepus Rustmane, Runa's top magic scholar and guardian of one of the legendary Keys of Fate. His plans for the future change, however, when Lepus vanishes in the wake of a magical accident - leaving behind the mystery of his missing key, the Key of Seasons, and a national crisis for the floating Kingdom of Androvea, which cannot stay suspended without it.

Deryli sets off with his best friend and prince of Androvea, Philippe, on a journey to discover the whereabouts of Lepus and the Key of Seasons before Androvea falls from the sky - but their efforts will unknowingly entangle them in the plans of figures with greater, more sinister intentions for the Keys of Fate and the entire world of Runa.

Read on Tapas | Read on WEBTOON | Read on Patreon (early access + hi-res)

(Mature Rating for blood, violence, death, and drug use)

A cynical male model named Rory just wants to get famous, look good, and make money. He gets the opportunity to do just that when he comes into contact with the elusive and renowned photographer, Roger Van Dijk, who is interested in making Rory the subject of his magnum opus. This dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare, however, as Roger's artistic vision turns into something much, much stranger.

Read on Tapas | Read on Tumblr | Read on Patreon (hi-res)

thank you for visiting my page! (οΎ‰β‰§βˆ€β‰¦)οΎ‰ β€₯β€¦β”β”β”β˜…


february's lotus pinup! he is fashionably late to the stylish cowboy trend πŸ‘πŸ€ 


my full piece for A Thousand Lives: A Gyjo AU Zine ! just two college kids doing a late night cryptid hunt


a piece for the lovely @jellymillk of their oc, rose ✨


last month i started a multi-part guide on drawing backgrounds for beginners (or any artist anxious about getting started!). i took some people's questions on twitter about things they struggle with most regarding backgrounds and i'm using those to write up this guide, so hopefully your burning questions about backgrounds are answered here!

  • how do perspective lines work?

  • how do you decide what to put in a character's room?

  • how do you make your backgrounds less flat?

all that and more is answered here!

these guides are free to read and will stay free to read. if you find them helpful consider supporting me on patreon or ko-fi if you like! i post free guides to my patreon regularly and bonus content for patrons 😊

--

Breaking Down Backgrounds (Part 1): The Basics of Perspective

Breaking Down Backgrounds (Part 2): The Basics of Depth

Breaking Down Backgrounds (Part 3): Designing a Room with Personality

i hope these are helpful!


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hello! i'm zack, a trans freelance illustrator and comic author. i'm the creator of the LGBT fantasy comic Deryli and the Magician's Key and the horror comic RORY.

i also make art tutorials, guides, and custom brushes + assets for clip studio paint! my guides are free to read on my patreon 😊

πŸ„ portfolio πŸ„ twitter πŸ„ instagram πŸ„ tumblr πŸ„ pillowfort
πŸ„ patreon πŸ„ ko-fi πŸ„ youtube πŸ„ tapas πŸ„ linktree

Deryli Rustmane dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, Lepus Rustmane, Runa's top magic scholar and guardian of one of the legendary Keys of Fate. His plans for the future change, however, when Lepus vanishes in the wake of a magical accident - leaving behind the mystery of his missing key, the Key of Seasons, and a national crisis for the floating Kingdom of Androvea, which cannot stay suspended without it.

Deryli sets off with his best friend and prince of Androvea, Philippe, on a journey to discover the whereabouts of Lepus and the Key of Seasons before Androvea falls from the sky - but their efforts will unknowingly entangle them in the plans of figures with greater, more sinister intentions for the Keys of Fate and the entire world of Runa.

Read on Tapas | Read on WEBTOON | Read on Patreon (early access + hi-res)

(Mature Rating for blood, violence, death, and drug use)

A cynical male model named Rory just wants to get famous, look good, and make money. He gets the opportunity to do just that when he comes into contact with the elusive and renowned photographer, Roger Van Dijk, who is interested in making Rory the subject of his magnum opus. This dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare, however, as Roger's artistic vision turns into something much, much stranger.

Read on Tapas | Read on Tumblr | Read on Patreon (hi-res)

thank you for visiting my page! (οΎ‰β‰§βˆ€β‰¦)οΎ‰ β€₯β€¦β”β”β”β˜…


recently finalized the design for one of runa's important historical figures, the mortal saint and father of necromancy Ydesis 🌠 his imagery can often be seen in mortuaries, cemeteries, and medical facilities as a symbol for those passing away without a patron godking, though the few countries that ban necromancy also ban his likeness.


portrait of quentin! he's a treasure hunter with a cursed sword and a huge ego >:3


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hello! i'm zack, a trans freelance illustrator and comic author. i'm the creator of the LGBT fantasy comic Deryli and the Magician's Key and the horror comic RORY.

i also make art tutorials, guides, and custom brushes + assets for clip studio paint! my guides are free to read on my patreon 😊

πŸ„ portfolio πŸ„ twitter πŸ„ instagram πŸ„ tumblr πŸ„ pillowfort
πŸ„ patreon πŸ„ ko-fi πŸ„ youtube πŸ„ tapas πŸ„ linktree

Deryli Rustmane dreams of following in the footsteps of his father, Lepus Rustmane, Runa's top magic scholar and guardian of one of the legendary Keys of Fate. His plans for the future change, however, when Lepus vanishes in the wake of a magical accident - leaving behind the mystery of his missing key, the Key of Seasons, and a national crisis for the floating Kingdom of Androvea, which cannot stay suspended without it.

Deryli sets off with his best friend and prince of Androvea, Philippe, on a journey to discover the whereabouts of Lepus and the Key of Seasons before Androvea falls from the sky - but their efforts will unknowingly entangle them in the plans of figures with greater, more sinister intentions for the Keys of Fate and the entire world of Runa.

Read on Tapas | Read on WEBTOON | Read on Patreon (early access + hi-res)

(Mature Rating for blood, violence, death, and drug use)

A cynical male model named Rory just wants to get famous, look good, and make money. He gets the opportunity to do just that when he comes into contact with the elusive and renowned photographer, Roger Van Dijk, who is interested in making Rory the subject of his magnum opus. This dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare, however, as Roger's artistic vision turns into something much, much stranger.

Read on Tapas | Read on Tumblr | Read on Patreon (hi-res)

thank you for visiting my page! (οΎ‰β‰§βˆ€β‰¦)οΎ‰ β€₯β€¦β”β”β”β˜…


princeofdoom asked:

I've been reading both your comics and so far I really like them.

i'm so glad to hear it, thank you!! πŸ’•πŸ’•


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