Zachary Madere Concept Art & Illustration



Here are some recent sketches and highlights from my instagram feed! If you don't follow me you can do so from Enjoy!

Loco Tech







Bonus 3D blockout for a painting I am working on!



Studies, Old and New and Updates

Here are some studies I did a while ago that you might not have seen if we aren't friends on the facebook! The F22 was a lot of fun, took a while, but it's nice to bring something to that level of finish every once in a while. Warships were done to give me some perspective when designing ships for The Mandate- there's a lot more function than I realized in the layout of those ships what with firing arcs and silhouette, etc. Next are some WIP's studies I actually started at PAX last weekend! I got to go demo at the Wacom booth and attend the conference for free - a win-win! I'm not sure when they will be finished but I know some people were interested in seeing what I was up to there. There's another episode of In the Trenches in the works too, so stay tuned!

F22Naval Studytankbot2zach2




2045 Dog HLE

No construction site is complete without the 2045 Dog HLE. This year's model features many improvements over the 2044 model! I had a lot of fun with this, I kind of want to design a full brochure for something like this, with details and cutaways like one of those Star Wars books.HLE-1 Brochure




I was finally able to finish this from a sketch I made a long time ago! A little bit of Robotech Fan-art-fiction, this veritech fighter is combat testing a prototype cockpit that gives the pilots better visibility in gerwalk mode. I tried to keep a sense of believability here by sketching out how different pieces would mesh up when it transforms and referencing such things like the rifle with the Bradley cannon, since its unlikely it could handle something more powerful. Glad to finally have something that isn't under NDA that I can show off! One of the problems with actually starting to get work is that you don't have any time for personal painting. I've  just been putting whatever spare time I have between freelancing into this and it has been a nice break from that , since all of my work lately has been fantasy-based. Thanks for looking!


Biker Babe

Here's a t-shirt/poster design I completed a while ago for a friend back in Denver. Not sure if it ever got printed... I had a lot of fun with this one, working on sci-fi was a nice change and so was staying within the limitations of screen printing. Look out for more techy stuff as time goes on!Mile Hi Criterium Babe



I had a wee bit of time away from client work tonight so I took a sketch from earlier a bit farther to brush up my mecha chops. Kind of just pooped out but it's nice to work on sci-fi stuff for a change. The cockpit is vaguely inspired by the concord and similarly used to give the pilots a better view while in combat.





Mile Hi Criterium

I know, I know. Don't hit any bumps and you'll be just fine.

AH, haven't had the chance to get much personal work done, but the good news is that I'm full-time freelancing! Or that I have been for a couple months now! When did that happen...? Oh my god I hope I don't jinx it... Some robot stilhouettes, inspired by this cool-ass thing, and StTheo on deviantART. Also a sketch for a bike race poster/t-shirt that should be going to print soon!Ro-butts


Parrying Dagger

Parrying KnifeThis drawing is an excuse to use a set of prismacolors I bought forever ago. I've also been playing Dark Souls a lot lately and that made its way into the drawing in the form of a parrying dagger. It takes some patience to get the timing down but ultimately so satisfying to deflect a knight and then run them through like a badass.


Massive Sketch Update

Sorry, my darlings, for not posting in such a very long time. I thought I could make it up by sharing an unusually large amount of sketches with you. Won't you please forgive me? And now, in no particular order, a collection of sketches from life, studies from Bridgman, robots from imagination, a few veritechs, and a surprise for those who make it to the end! (Click to enlarge.)





















































































BONUS: Landscape Study!












Animation Thesis Film

Hello! As the first part of a couple things I want to post about in the future, I'd like to share a work in progress of my animation thesis film. At the moment its mostly an animatic, storyboards timed out with rough foley, but I managed to get a good 30 seconds finished so you can see what the final film should look like, it starts at around 1:00. Because the film is a work in progress and some later posts will use the same world I'll give you a little description. The story centers on Cody, a 12 year old girl and her  worker robot Fifi at her family's steel mill in an alternate 50's-era universe. Cody is a tom-boy and the only girl among her siblings, she takes care of the worker robots including the peculiar unit Fifi. After catching him out in the rain, she befriends the mischievous  but lovable robot and their bond is the basis for more stories I hope to share. Well, that should be enough, keep checking back fro more about the pair and ENJOY!

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