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

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witch boyfriends edward and beau! i started this painting on my desktop and had to finish it on the ipad when my computer died 😭

where the sky meets the sea β˜„

edward the witch, lost in thought πŸ₯€

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 🌷🎢

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.

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!

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

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 😊

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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)

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doodle from last night! i'm trying to mix my art style up a bit in 2020

was going to spend my birthday doing nothing but i ended up drawing anyways like a fool.... i couldn't resist the urge to draw my fishy son

made some little portrait emblems for my comic boys!!

please don't repost or use as an icon πŸ™

june's lotus pinup is here!

i imagine he would be an ex psychic NPC turned trainer when he realized standing around a psychic gym all day was too boring, LMAO

you can find all of my other monthly lotus pinups here !

version with team:


there is a constant running gag where whenever philippe encounters an antagonist his first reaction is always "welp i'm in love with you" and it almost gets them killed every time

deryli is THIS close to locking him in a broom closet for the rest of their adventure

illustration i drew to celebrate the one year anniversary of my LGBT thriller webcomic, RORY πŸ’œ

you can check it out on tapas, tumblr, or early access & hi-res on patreon!

mockup illustration for my next comic project!

i was testing out a new brush yesterday and started thinking about Them.......

character expression sheet for caspiano! he's one of the main characters in my next comic project so i'm trying to draw him and the others as much as i can to get the hang of them


also titled "last thing you see before you die"

vanta and festro, the two villains from my upcoming comic project, are really out here doing the most as usual πŸ‘

a little thing from earlier this month of my bounty hunting demon worshipper bb, kinnean πŸ–€