A wandering beast…

Hey there! I’m an artist from Chicago now traveling the world. I create original character illustrations and designs for a variety of products, from t-shirts to beer labels, stickers and more. Animals, fantasy creatures and other beasts are my favorite subjects, although I’m gradually expanding as I improve my skills. My artwork is available as custom commissions or as prints, shirts, charms, stickers and other items in my shop.

I refer to my art and travels as a “journey,” much of which I share via the membership platform Patreon. Take a look through my art and project write-ups, and consider joining my travels yourself!

Featured projects

Client Reviews

Zelaphas was quick to work with the details I provided, going so far as to even draw 3 different examples for me and my work partner to choose from! They were also very patient, and were quick with updates. We are very happy we were able to work with them!

A logo of a red circle on which is a black raven's head with white eyes and feather details
Nevfurmore - Creature costuming company

I enjoyed working with Zelaphas, there was great communication from start to finish and I always knew how long I was in the process. Not only was the result as great as I hoped, but it was handled extremely professionally and fast. I am a very satisfied customer.

Image with text: "I enjoyed working with Zelaphas, there was great communication from start to finish and I always knew how long I was in the process. Not only was the result as great as I hoped but it was handled extremely professionally and fast. I am a very satisfied customer."
Sharktor Brewing

That had to be the fastest completion time I ever had for a commission. For such a detailed and awesome piece, I can hardly believe it! It’s been a pleasure!

Drawing of a growling cat character with a review in text: "That had to be the fastest completion time I ever had for a commission. For such a detailed and awesome piece, I can hardly believe it! It's been a pleasure!"
Char

I think you’ve nailed it. I am already spamming this out across my [chat groups] and singing praises. Very happy with the result.

Jace

I really like that you worked with my prompt and that there was such a quick turn around. The quality of the art was definitely worth the money, and I just can’t get over how cute you made [the character].

An illustration of a sea mink on a strawberry with text: "I really like that you worked with my prompt and that there was such a quick turn around. The quality of the art was definitely worth the money, and I just can't get over how cute you made her."
Norka

Dude!!! That looks so awesome! Thanks so much for your time on this, I’m super happy with the result.

Image of a triple-mouthed lion character with text: "Dude! That looks awesome! Thank you so much for your time on this. I'm super happy with the result."
Seth
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Where in the world am I now?

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I share photos and stories from my travels through my “diary” entries on Patreon. Since I do digital art with a laptop, I can take my work with me almost anywhere, leading to the discovery of quirky cafes, creative craft bars, museums, beaches and more. I also answer any questions people have, whether it’s about art or about traveling on the cheap. Join my journey today and unlock all my diary entries and more!

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