John Zeleznik is a Los Angeles-based illustrator & artist. A graduate of the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, his work focuses on traditional realism with a decidedly imaginary twist at most times. Working in acrylics, charcoal & graphite, John’s work focuses on a strong central pose coupled with a carefully crafted composition that moves the viewer fluidly through the image to enjoy the fine rendering and details of his work. PUBLISHING With several hundred publishing credits in his portfolio, his client list includes: Marvel Entertainment, Playboy, Hasbro, Mattel, Palladium Books, Wizards of the Coast, FASA Corp, Leona Valley Winery, Restoration Hardware, Scientific Explorer, Topps Inc & Disney. In addition he has had 3 books and 2 calendars of his artworks published. EXHIBITS & ACHIEVEMENTS Infected By Art Book:Vol 6: “Princess Mali & Her Dragon”; ArtUndressed “Charging Gabby” & “Platinum Throne”; Art Renewal Center Finalist; Infected By Art Book:Vol 4:Pen/Ink/Pencil Category:Silver Award “Princess Malo”; Art Renewal Center Finalist “Deep Sea Reflection”; Infected by Art book competition “Lemuria”; Three images featured in “The Art of the Dragon” art book; Fantasy Pin-Up Calendar published by Heavy Metal, “Rifts & the Megaverse: The Art of John Zeleznik” art book published, Calendar published by Heavy Metal; “Aphrodisia: the art of the female form” art book Aristata publishing “Slurp”; “Guardian Dragon” puzzle published by Sunsout; Work featured in “Spectrum: the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art”; “Lightstrike” art book published by Cartouche Press; World Fantasy Convention -Best Color Blue Ribbon Award; Society of Illustrators: West “Pavilions of Wonder” Canton Museum of Art (Canton, OH); Society of Illustrators:West show “Taliz”; Designed & Created the original logo for the NHL San Jose Sharks.
Acrylic, Airbrush, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Photoillustration, Realism, Special Effects, Technical, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Anime
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Historical, Industrial, Landscape, Licensing, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Product, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Technology, Toys & Games, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban, Branding