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The Dreamer

The Dreamer


Dreamer: this piece began as a concept piece. I wanted to create something multi-layered that combined elements of Science Fiction and Fantasy, but was in keeping with the usual dark and gothic style I’ve based my previous work on. I always enjoy the process of adding different styles of shading to flesh out the characters I create, and it’s always fun to see the different results you can achieve when working with traditional media. This piece was completely hand drawn using a range of Faber pens.

All our posters are printed in-house at Balance on A2 matt coated 180gsm paper.

‘Hi. I’m Zakk. A Pen and Ink artist living in Sheffield. I specialise in Dark Fantasy and the Macabre. Taking influence from the designs and visions of artists such as Gustave D’ore, Aeron Alfrey and Michael Ting Yu Chang.

I try to design my artwork as though it’s all part of the same universe. Each new design, in some way or another, is connected to the last. I started out mainly working with concept art as a means of setting world themes for what would eventually become the basis of all my designs, and gradually developed my style to incorporate elements of both traditional Pen and Ink illustrations, and the darkly bold styles of some of Dark Horse Comics’ back catalogue of classics.

I hope you enjoy my work.

Zakk Smith’

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