Posts by: jeff zachowski

or, The Whale

Came here to post an update on an old piece, only to discover that I’d never posted the original piece in the first place.  As part of a Rivalries insert set in the 2010 release ...

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The Mick

1953 Topps Baseball – The standard for Hero worship by any measure.  The set featured individual oil paintings by artist Gerry Dvorak.  Here’s my copy – also in oil.

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Sketch cards | Topps Baseball

I’m new to the world of trading card collectors but I’m trying to stay ahead of the learning curve.  If you happen to be a collector, then you’re no doubt familiar with Topps Redemptions, a ...

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2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball

I’m very proud to be a part of the upcoming all-painting 2010 National Chicle baseball trading card set from the Topps Company. On Friday, Topps gave Beckett Media a sneak peak at some of the ...

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Happy Holidays

Bit late in posting this – Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. Here’s hoping 2010 beats the heck out of 2009. Not holding my breath though… Sketched in pencil, painted in watercolor, ...

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Logo design | Sirana Partners

Sirana Partners is a New York based commercial real estate investment and advisory firm in the process of opening its doors for business.  Below, the logo I designed for the firm, as well as a ...

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Updated t-shirt | ITPMAN Triathlon

I previously posted some design work I did for this year’s 5th annual ITPMAN Triathlon.  While the poster design went to print, the t-shirt went through a few more revisions before hitting the presses.  You’ll ...

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metamorphosis by moonlight – REDUX

I really thought this was done… but I was wrong. While I really loved the rendering in the original version, stepping back for a few days I realized that I lost the “story” somewhere along ...

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metamorphosis by moonlight

This is another scene from my story The Reaper King (which incidentally has hit a major road block around the 100-page mark…). I’m calling this one “metamorphosis by moonlight.” I really like this one. I ...

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Poster art, t-shirt layout | ITPMAN Triathlon

I’ve completed some more work for the ITP Foundation (previously I’d put together this flash animation for their web banner).  This time I’ve designed the poster for the Foundation’s 5th annual ITPMAN triathlon (Saturday, Sept ...

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atticus

this character made a prior appearance in an illustration i did.  welcome back, kotter. Click to enlarge.

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Hugo Awards Logo Contest

So in case you’re unawares, the World Science Fiction Society is holding a contest to design the official logo for The Hugo Award.  In there own words: “Although the rocket atop the Hugo Award has ...

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BRONKO!

Did this one on spec. The task was to recreate this 1935 trading card featuring former football player Bronko Nagurski, see right. As usual, sketched in pencil, scanned and painted in Photoshop.  I’m happy with ...

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Painting with condiments

This sketch is about 3-4 years old, but I only just rediscovered it. If I remember correctly, it was inspired by a magazine cover of Rachel Weisz, though damned if I can find it now. ...

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DWright Likes my Art

Well, I teased it on Tuesday, and here it is. My darling wife was able to take part in a meet & greet with Mets third baseman David Wright, and I finished a special portrait ...

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David

Much excitement in Jeffville today.  Just a short two months after my brush with Neil Gaiman, I was able to get another of my portraits signed by the subject, in this instance, Mets third baseman David Wright. ...

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“I look rugged.”

Sketch of my grandpa. It’s not a perfect likeness… but that’s why they call them sketches. When I have some time, I might paint this. Click to enlarge.

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Web Banner Design

Click to enlarge. Recently completed this graphic for a Health Literacy Lab.  They’re currently re-designing their web site and this banner will be featured in the site’s header.  We went through a few variations on ...

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Faer Game

Our theme this week appears to be revisions. If you’ve browsed around the site a bit, you’ll be familiar with the illustration below. It’s a scene from Chapter Two of a bit of children’s/YA fiction ...

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