Dominick Saponaro is an illustrator from Philadelphia, PA. His work can be found in numerous publications by clients such as Simon & Schuster, The Science Fiction Book Club, Holiday House, and Tor Books. His work has been featured in Spectrum and ImagineFX Magazine, and has been showcased in numerous galleries and illustration shows.
Using expressive brushstrokes with dramatic lighting Dominick creates striking moods within his work that go well beyond just illustrating the assigned story. Originally trained in oils he applies the same classical techniques taught for centuries to the modern realm of digital art, keeping true to the application of paint through today’s digital tools. Influenced by many Golden Age illustrators like N.C. Wyeth, Dean Cornwell, and Howard Pyle, Dominick incorporates many of their fundamental techniques of drawing, composition and value within his own works. Much like his influences Dominick strives to create works of art that transcend illustration.
When he isn’t painting Dominick enjoys visiting museums that showcase narrative works such as the Brandywine River Museum, the Delaware Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In addition, he also plein air paints, lectures at local colleges, follows the Phillies, eats great food, and has even been known to enjoy a fine wine with friends every now and then.