Pride of lions illustration silk-screen

Lion Pride T-Shirt Design

Client:

Eternal Life and Fitness

Description:

Silk-screen t-shirt illustration I created of a pride of lions for a fitness brand of apparel to be sold at their gyms and front their website.

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Zeus Comic Book Character design

Zeus Character Design

Character mascot design I created of Zeus wielding a lightning bolt.

Zeus Comic Book Character design

© Brian Allen 2016

Zeus and lightning bolt men in togas

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This is a fun album cover illustration I created for a hard rock band called the Jokers for their new album, Hurricane. The idea was to have the band in a classic-looking car flying through the air to their next gig, and causing a hurricane behind them, destroying London below them. The band needed the album art in a really short amount of time, but we pulled it off in time, and they were quite happy with the result.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #albumcover #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #london #followme

This is a fun album cover illustration I created for a hard rock band called the Jokers for their new album, Hurricane. The idea was to have the band in a classic-looking car flying through the air to their next gig, and causing a hurricane behind them, destroying London below them. The band needed the album art in a really short amount of time, but we pulled it off in time, and they were quite happy with the result.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #albumcover #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #london #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This is a fun album cover illustration I created for a hard rock band called the Jokers for their new album, Hurricane.  The idea was to have the band in a classic-looking car flying through the air to their next gig, and causing a hurricane behind them, destroying London below them. The band needed the album art in a really short amount of time, but we pulled it off in time, and they were quite happy with the result.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #albumcover #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #london #followme

Evil skull jester album cover illustration

Hang The Jester

Client:

Jeff Hardy

Description:

The band Hang The Jester hired me to create this detailed illustration of an evil jester made of a skull and horns for their latest album cover.  The band asked me to create something with a very liited color scheme, and a lot of pen and ink detail.  Unlike many of my other designs which are often 100% digital, I drew and inked this design on paper with technical pens and a brush.Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration

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Someone from Sweden just ordered a ton of stickers from my store!I am very excited!

Someone from Sweden just ordered a ton of stickers from my store!I am very excited! Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Someone  from Sweden just ordered a ton of stickers from my store!I am very excited!

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Here's a detail shot of this crazy motorcycle rally poster I did with Lincoln and Douglas in an epic battle…

Here's a detail shot of this crazy motorcycle rally poster I did with Lincoln and Douglas in an epic battle… Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's a detail shot of this crazy motorcycle rally poster I did with Lincoln and Douglas in an epic battle...

Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster smiling with cameras around his neck.

Lochness Monster Band Poster Design

Client:

Lochness Monster – Justin Shaner

Description:

Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster I created for the band Lochness Monster.  I had a blast working on this.  The band gave me a ton of freedom on this design, and I came up with the idea of having the Loch Ness Monster looking friendly, with a severed arm dangling from its mouth, and the collected trophy/cameras of tourists hung around his neck.  He’s an elusive fella!  The design was set up for silk-screening using around 5 colors, created primarily for promotional posters and apparel for the band.

Client Testimonial:

They look awesome!!  Thanks, really great job on this!!

-Justin Shaner, Lochness Monster

Band manager

Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster smiling with cameras around his neck. Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster smiling with cameras around his neck. Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster smiling with cameras around his neck. Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster smiling with cameras around his neck. Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster smiling with cameras around his neck.

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…just throwing some inks down on a wielding, motorcycle riding, Abraham Lincoln

…just throwing some inks down on a wielding, motorcycle riding, Abraham Lincoln Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
...just throwing some inks down on a wielding, motorcycle riding, Abraham Lincoln

Sour patch kids illustration for Sour Diesel marijuana strain

Chem Dawg Marijunana T-Shirt

Client:

Kellen Garey

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created of a mutated Chem Dawg with three heads for a marijuana-themed apparel line.  Each shirt in the collection celebrates a different strain.  The client wanted me to illustrate a big crazy mutated, and glowing dog standing in a spilled container of toxic waste.  I thought it would be funny to have each of the three heads to be a different dog breed with a different personality.   More to come in this series! This design was created for direct-to-garment silk-screening.

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Logo design I created of an evil pac-man for an arcade’s logo design and branding. The client wanted something identifiable to the retro gaming crowd, while putting a hard and extreme edge on the style. I thought it would be fun to turn the lovable yellow disc into a rabid, coin-munching psychopath.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#arcade #pacman #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Logo design I created of an evil pac-man for an arcade’s logo design and branding. The client wanted something identifiable to the retro gaming crowd, while putting a hard and extreme edge on the style. I thought it would be fun to turn the lovable yellow disc into a rabid, coin-munching psychopath.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#arcade #pacman #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Logo design I created of an evil pac-man for an arcade’s logo design and branding.  The client wanted something identifiable to the retro gaming crowd, while putting a hard and extreme edge on the style.  I thought it would be fun to turn the lovable yellow disc into a rabid, coin-munching psychopath.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#arcade #pacman #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Sour patch kids illustration for Sour Diesel marijuana strain

Sour Diesel Marijuana Strain T-Shirt

Client:

Kellen Garey

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created for a marijuana-themed apparel line.  Each shirt in the collection celebrates a different strain.  This was the first design, called “Sour Diesel,” in which we depicted a bunch of Sour Patch Kids hi-jacking a big diesel truck.  I had the idea of putting a melted sour patch kid on the grill of the truck.  More to come in this series!

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My new officemate!

My new officemate! Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
My new officemate!

Blowfish cartoon character punk rock for logo

Blowfish Vapes Logo

Client:

Blowfish Vapes

Description:

Logo design I illustrated of a punk rock blowfish for a vaping brand called Blowfish Competition Vape.  When we started, the only concept we had was the name “Blowfish Vapes,” so I experimented with a few different styles of blowfish, including one that was a salty pirate.  We like the concept of making the blowfish a punk rocker with a mohawk and piercings, including a big hook through his lip.  I tried to use a color palette with high contrast so it would stand out when it’s printed on the small label that goes on a vaping label.

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Zombie character turn-arounds of a man, woman, boy, and girl

Zombie Vinyl Figurines Concept Art

Client:

CORE

Description:

A series of character concept turn-arounds I illustrated for a series of vinyl zombie figurines that will be manufactured and sold in a catalog.  This isn’t the first time I’ve created turn-arounds for figurines, but it’s the first zombie series.  I can’t wait to see how the final molded and painted models turn out.  To make this as efficient as possible, I first sent sketches to the client for just the front view.  Once approved, I used a 3D model in Manga Studio, positioned it close to the position of the front view, and then turned it to the side and back.  I then drew the other angles using that model as reference.  Pretty effective little trick!

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Welding mask with viking horns logo

Welding Logo Design

Client:

Norseman Fabrications

Description:

Logo design I created of a welding mask with viking horns for a welding company called Norseman Fabrications.

Client:

Norseman Fabrications

Description:

Logo design I created of a welding mask with viking horns for a welding company called Norseman Fabrications.

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Sketching a logo design for an arcade in California of a whacked-out Pac-Man#pac-man #arcade #coins #sketch

Sketching a logo design for an arcade in California of a whacked-out Pac-Man#pac-man #arcade #coins #sketch Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Sketching a logo design for an arcade in California of a whacked-out Pac-Man#pac-man #arcade #coins #sketch

To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website:  www.flylanddesigns.com

How to draw Lochness Monster Rock Poster Video

How to draw Lochness Monster for rock poster and t-shirt using Pentel Brush pen on paper.

Silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Loch Ness Monster I created for the band Lochness Monster.  I had a blast working on this.  The band gave me a ton of freedom on this design, and I came up with the idea of having the Loch Ness Monster looking friendly, with a severed arm dangling from its mouth, and the collected trophy/cameras of tourists hung around his neck.  He’s an elusive fella!  The design was set up for silk-screening using around 5 colors, created primarily for promotional posters and apparel for the band.

 

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This is a detailed series of illustrations I created for a children’s book teaching kids about construction. Each double-page spread was packed with animal characters, vehicles, tools, and activities. The book challenges kids to hunt out objects and solve problems within the illustration, so I had to draw everything in a way that certain elements were intentionally hard to find. I had a lot of fun with this, because I had a lot of freedom to design the characters and draw them in my style.

This is a detailed series of illustrations I created for a children’s book teaching kids about construction. Each double-page spread was packed with animal characters, vehicles, tools, and activities. The book challenges kids to hunt out objects and solve problems within the illustration, so I had to draw everything in a way that certain elements were intentionally hard to find. I had a lot of fun with this, because I had a lot of freedom to design the characters and draw them in my style. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This is a detailed series of illustrations I created for a children’s book teaching kids about construction.  Each double-page spread was packed with animal characters, vehicles, tools, and activities.  The book challenges kids to hunt out objects and solve problems within the illustration, so I had to draw everything in a way that certain elements were intentionally hard to find.  I had a lot of fun with this, because I had a lot of freedom to design the characters and draw them in my style.

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Here's another shot from the Pandaemonium book by Out of Step Books that my work was featured in. That's my cigar smoking zombie!#clown #zombies #art

Here's another shot from the Pandaemonium book by Out of Step Books that my work was featured in. That's my cigar smoking zombie!#clown #zombies #art Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's another shot from the Pandaemonium book by Out of Step Books that my work was featured in.  That's my cigar smoking zombie!#clown #zombies #art

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Super-thrilled to share this news with you: my work was pubilshed in a gigantic volume of artwork called Pandaemonium: Devils, Demons, & Monsters published by Out of Step Books, alongside some SERIOUS talent. I can't tell you how pumped I am about this!#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #outofstepbooks #followme

Super-thrilled to share this news with you: my work was pubilshed in a gigantic volume of artwork called Pandaemonium: Devils, Demons, & Monsters published by Out of Step Books, alongside some SERIOUS talent. I can't tell you how pumped I am about this!#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #outofstepbooks #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Super-thrilled to share this news with you:  my work was pubilshed in a gigantic volume of artwork called Pandaemonium: Devils, Demons, & Monsters published by Out of Step Books, alongside some SERIOUS talent.  I can't tell you how pumped I am about this!#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #outofstepbooks #followme

Deep sea diver Steampunk family character design and robots

Steampunk Character Concepts 03

Client:

Bogardpress

Description:

Concept art characters I created for a book publisher, taking characters we had already created, and outfitting them for exploring the undersea depths!  The character designs will be used to illustrate their educational materials and lessons.  Each year the team uses a different theme and concept to tie their lessons together.  I really enjoyed the whole process, from developing the characters in sketches, to coloring and rendering the final versions.  I tried to add a bit of style into the characters to keep them from becoming generic.  I especially enjoyed creating the robot character.

Client Testimonial:

Everyone was very happy with what you have done. Very impressed.

-Shawn Blase

Bogardpress

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Here's my #trump #zombie t-shirt I illustrated just for the heck of it. Available at RageOn for just $25 – just search Trump Zombie. I've drawn a lot of zombies, but this one is by far the orangest!Illustration by Brian Allen www.flylanddesigns.com #trump #zombie #art #digital #mangastudio #illustration #instaart #instaartwork #instaartist #instaartpop #artist #artshow #creative #artwork #followme

Here's my #trump #zombie t-shirt I illustrated just for the heck of it. Available at RageOn for just $25 – just search Trump Zombie. I've drawn a lot of zombies, but this one is by far the orangest!Illustration by Brian Allen www.flylanddesigns.com #trump #zombie #art #digital #mangastudio #illustration #instaart #instaartwork #instaartist #instaartpop #artist #artshow #creative #artwork #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's my #trump #zombie t-shirt I illustrated just for the heck of it.  Available at RageOn for just $25 - just search Trump Zombie.  I've drawn a lot of zombies, but this one is by far the orangest!Illustration by Brian Allen www.flylanddesigns.com #trump #zombie #art #digital #mangastudio #illustration #instaart #instaartwork #instaartist #instaartpop #artist #artshow #creative #artwork #followme

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This has got to be the most accurate Fortune I've ever gotten from a fortune cookie

This has got to be the most accurate Fortune I've ever gotten from a fortune cookie Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This has got to be the most accurate Fortune I've ever gotten from a fortune cookie

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I've been drawing something GREAT (again) in Manga Studio 5 for a personal tshirt design. Really pulling out the oranges… more to come.#art #trump #nevertrump #digital #mangastudio #illustration #instaart #instaartwork #instaartist #instaartpop #artist #artshow #creative #artwork #followme

I've been drawing something GREAT (again) in Manga Studio 5 for a personal tshirt design. Really pulling out the oranges… more to come.#art #trump #nevertrump #digital #mangastudio #illustration #instaart #instaartwork #instaartist #instaartpop #artist #artshow #creative #artwork #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I've been drawing something GREAT (again) in Manga Studio 5 for a personal tshirt design.  Really pulling out the oranges... more to come.#art #trump #nevertrump #digital #mangastudio #illustration #instaart #instaartwork #instaartist #instaartpop #artist #artshow #creative #artwork #followme

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I'm working on something for a personal t-shirt design, and I think it's going to be YUUUUGE!!!!#ink #mangastudio #illustration #art #trump #nevertrump

I'm working on something for a personal t-shirt design, and I think it's going to be YUUUUGE!!!!#ink #mangastudio #illustration #art #trump #nevertrump Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I'm working on something for a personal t-shirt design, and I think it's going to be YUUUUGE!!!!#ink #mangastudio #illustration #art #trump #nevertrump

Gecko elvis cartoon character

Elvis Gecko Cartoon Character

Gecko cartoon character I created dressed as elvis for a hospitality company.

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New speed painting video on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/flylanddesigns Mad Hatter for Russ Bus logo#russ #madhatter #clipstudiopaint #art

New speed painting video on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/flylanddesigns Mad Hatter for Russ Bus logo#russ #madhatter #clipstudiopaint #art Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
New speed painting video on my YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/flylanddesigns Mad Hatter for Russ Bus logo#russ #madhatter #clipstudiopaint #art

Zeus and lightning bolt men in togas

Gods Among Men Russ Logo

Client:

Gaute Haansnar

Description:

I was hired to design this logo of Zeus among two ordinary mortals in togas for apparel and a vehicle wrap for the russefeiring tradition.  If you haven’t heard of it, basically russefeiring involves an entire class of Norwegian students renting a bus (a Russebuss), painting every inch of it with really cool street art, and then partying in it night and day for an entire month during graduation.  The different classes wear their designs ever where they go as they clash with rival classes.  I’ve done a bunch of these now, and really enjoy it.

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Here's a fun logo design I did for a motocross biker's You Tube channel. He was from Hawaii, so we went with a big trippy smiling sun.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #logo #illustration #motocross #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #hawaii #atv

Here's a fun logo design I did for a motocross biker's You Tube channel. He was from Hawaii, so we went with a big trippy smiling sun.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #logo #illustration #motocross #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #hawaii #atv Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's a fun logo design I did for a motocross biker's You Tube channel.  He was from Hawaii, so we went with a big trippy smiling sun.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #logo #illustration #motocross #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #hawaii #atv

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Monster Trucks with my boy this weekend. Bigfoot is still King

Monster Trucks with my boy this weekend. Bigfoot is still King Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Monster Trucks with my boy this weekend.  Bigfoot is still King

The Phantom logo design for Russ

Fantomet (The Phantom) Russ Logo

I was hired to design this logo paying tribute to the Phantom, or Fanotmet as he’s known in Norway, for apparel and a vehicle wrap for the russefeiring tradition.  If you haven’t heard of it, basically russefeiring involves an entire class of Norwegian students renting a bus (a Russebuss), painting every inch of it with really cool street art, and then partying in it night and day for an entire month during graduation.  The different classes wear their designs ever where they go as they clash with rival classes.  I’ve done a bunch of these now, and really enjoy it.

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Sneak peek of something I did for Bongjour.com #420 #weed #pot #art

Sneak peek of something I did for Bongjour.com #420 #weed #pot #art Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Sneak peek of something I did for Bongjour.com #420 #weed #pot #art

Logo design illustration of The Big Bad Wolf and Three Little Pigs

Big Bad Wolf Russ Logo

I was hired to design this illustration of the Big Bad Wolf and the three little pigs, or Storeulv, as he’s known in Norway.  I created the characters to pay homage to the classic three little pigs cartoons, but with a twisted look to them.   The design was for apparel and a vehicle wrap for the russefeiring tradition.  If you haven’t heard of it, basically russefeiring involves an entire class of Norwegian students renting a bus (a Russebuss), painting every inch of it with really cool street art, and then partying in it night and day for an entire month during graduation.  The different classes wear their designs ever where they go as they clash with rival classes.  I’ve done a bunch of these now, and really enjoy it.

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Looney Tunes parody illustration of Bugs, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, and Daffy as thugs.

Looney Tunes Parody Russ Bus Logo

Client:

Golden Gate

Description:

Looney Tunes parody illustration of the classic characters Bugs, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, and Daffy as thugs, created for a logo for a Russefeiring team.  The design will be wrapped on vehicles, printed on apparel, and used on the class’ website.   If you haven’t heard of Russefeiring, basically it involves an entire class of Norwegian students renting a bus (a Russebuss), painting every inch of it with really cool street art, and then partying in it night and day for an entire month during graduation.  The different classes wear their designs ever where they go as they clash with rival classes.  It’s cool to be a part of it, in the best way I know how!

Client Testimonial:

This is absolutely amazing! You work in a very professional manner which we greatly appreciate.

Thank you for this masterpiece!

Dag Nicolai Bjerke

Golden Gate

Looney Tunes parody illustration of Bugs, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, and Daffy as thugs. Looney Tunes parody illustration of Bugs, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, and Daffy as thugs. Looney Tunes parody illustration of Bugs, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, and Daffy as thugs.

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I was recently hired to illustrate and design this eagle logo for a new apparel brand for gun-enthusiasts called Kick Brass. The logo was needed in a very short period of time to get it ready for a sales pitch, so we scrambled to come up with as many ideas as possible in the beginning. After looking over the sketches, we went in the direction of a bronze eagle with bullets for feathers. I wanted the emblem to look like a military badge of honor. I set up the logo in several different variations: one-color, limited-color silk-screening, and a full-color version.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#military #photoshop #illustration #logodesign #art #instaart #instaartist #eagle #igdaily #followme

I was recently hired to illustrate and design this eagle logo for a new apparel brand for gun-enthusiasts called Kick Brass. The logo was needed in a very short period of time to get it ready for a sales pitch, so we scrambled to come up with as many ideas as possible in the beginning. After looking over the sketches, we went in the direction of a bronze eagle with bullets for feathers. I wanted the emblem to look like a military badge of honor. I set up the logo in several different variations: one-color, limited-color silk-screening, and a full-color version.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#military #photoshop #illustration #logodesign #art #instaart #instaartist #eagle #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I was recently hired to illustrate and design this eagle logo for a new apparel brand for gun-enthusiasts called Kick Brass.  The logo was needed in a very short period of time to get it ready for a sales pitch, so we scrambled to come up with as many ideas as possible in the beginning.  After looking over the sketches, we went in the direction of a bronze eagle with bullets for feathers.  I wanted the emblem to look like a military badge of honor. I set up the logo in several different variations:  one-color, limited-color silk-screening, and a full-color version.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#military #photoshop #illustration #logodesign #art #instaart #instaartist #eagle #igdaily #followme

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Always a pleasure working with my friends at Listenable Records. For this year’s sampler featuring the labels best tracks, we chose to pay tribute to the classic Defenders of the Faith album cover from Judas Priest. I thought it would be cool to draw a samurai in the same art style and color scheme as that record, and really give it a nice retro theme, with bright primary colors. Really dig the way this came out – might make a great sticker.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #judaspriest #illustration #album #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #listenable #followme

Always a pleasure working with my friends at Listenable Records. For this year’s sampler featuring the labels best tracks, we chose to pay tribute to the classic Defenders of the Faith album cover from Judas Priest. I thought it would be cool to draw a samurai in the same art style and color scheme as that record, and really give it a nice retro theme, with bright primary colors. Really dig the way this came out – might make a great sticker.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #judaspriest #illustration #album #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #listenable #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Always a pleasure working with my friends at Listenable Records.  For this year’s sampler featuring the labels best tracks, we chose to pay tribute to the classic Defenders of the Faith album cover from Judas Priest.  I thought it would be cool to draw a samurai in the same art style and color scheme as that record, and really give it a nice retro theme, with bright primary colors.  Really dig the way this came out - might make a great sticker.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #judaspriest #illustration #album #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #listenable #followme

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Laying down inks on this robot samurai for an album cover for Listenable Records in Manga Studio 5

Laying down inks on this robot samurai for an album cover for Listenable Records in Manga Studio 5 Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Laying down inks on this robot samurai for an album cover for Listenable Records in Manga Studio 5

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Happy the Clown says check out my new Artists' Resources page I built on my website. I collected tutorials, FAQs, tools, reviews, and other helpful stuff all in one place. I'll be adding to it constantly. Anything more you want to see?http://www.flylanddesigns.com/artists-resources/Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #guides #art #tutorials #instaartist #picoftheday #artists #followme

Happy the Clown says check out my new Artists' Resources page I built on my website. I collected tutorials, FAQs, tools, reviews, and other helpful stuff all in one place. I'll be adding to it constantly. Anything more you want to see?http://www.flylanddesigns.com/artists-resources/Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #guides #art #tutorials #instaartist #picoftheday #artists #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Happy the Clown says check out my new Artists' Resources page I built on my website.  I collected tutorials, FAQs, tools, reviews, and other helpful stuff all in one place.  I'll be adding to it constantly. Anything more you want to see?http://www.flylanddesigns.com/artists-resources/Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #guides #art #tutorials #instaartist #picoftheday #artists #followme

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Having fun with a DJ illustration I'm finishing up for a client. Name that Electric 6 tune…#dj #mascot #funwithlayers

Having fun with a DJ illustration I'm finishing up for a client. Name that Electric 6 tune…#dj #mascot #funwithlayers Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Having fun with a DJ illustration I'm finishing up for a client.  Name that Electric 6 tune...#dj #mascot #funwithlayers

Skeleton riding through flames on a motorcycle

Skeleton Rider T-Shirt Design

Client:

Personal

Description:

This is a personal piece I did for myself recently of a biker skeleton riding through flames on a motorcycle.  Pretty cutting edge stuff, I know!  I experimented with some new techniques here that I’m happy with – combining a bit of digital painting with comic book lineart.  I’m hoping to license this artwork for other uses, and print it on some apparel.

You can purchase it here:

https://www.rageon.com/products/skeleton-rider

Available for Licensing:
http://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/

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Here's the finished T-shirt design for Jet Fuel – you can pick it up from http://Bongjour.com. Any critiques?Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #weed #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #jetfuel #pot #followme

Here's the finished T-shirt design for Jet Fuel – you can pick it up from http://Bongjour.com. Any critiques?Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #weed #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #jetfuel #pot #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's the finished T-shirt design for Jet Fuel - you can pick it up from http://Bongjour.com. Any critiques?Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #weed #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #jetfuel #pot #followme

Book cover illustration of a zombie usher eating a box of buttered brains in a movie theater.

Zombie Usher Book Cover Illustration

Client:

Philip Cerreta, Lights Camera Triva

Description:

Book cover illustration of a zombie usher enjoying a fresh box of buttered brains in a movie theater I illustrated for Phillip Cerreta’s new movie trivia book, “The Monster Book of Movie Monster Trivia.”  The client came to me with the idea of having a zombie in a theater enjoying a box of brains as if it were popcorn, and I thought it would be funny to dress him up in a tattered usher’s uniform.  I love finding new ways to draw zombies!

Book cover illustration of a zombie usher eating a box of buttered brains in a movie theater. Book cover illustration of a zombie usher eating a box of buttered brains in a movie theater.

Character design and concept art of comic book super heroes

Pulsafeeder Pump Character Designs

Client:

Pulsafeeder

Description:

I was hired to design and illustrate a series of comic book characters for a promotional series advertising a line of industrial pumps.  It was a challenge finding a way to take a piece of industrial equipment and turn it into something that could be used to tell a story.  We decided to create a pair of super heroes that used the pumps as tools that transform into things like jetpacks, weapons, and other gadgets.  We first explored the idea of having the characters be robots that were actually made from the pumps themselves, but we decided that it would be harder to tell a story this way.  

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Scholastic hired me to draw concept illustrations for monster and zombie characters  in a redesign of an educational app called Sushi Monster, in which kids solve math problems with a friendly but terrifying sushi chef.

Education Game App Monster Character Designs

Client:

Scholastic

Description:

The nice folks at Scholastic hired me to draw concept illustrations for characters in a redesign of an educational app called Sushi Monster, in which kids solve math problems with a friendly but terrifying sushi chef.  I explored a lot of different character sizes, shapes, and attitudes.  We initially thought the best direction would be to create the main characters as zombies, and the supporting characters as other types of monsters.  Unfortunately, due to a gypsy curse, the project was cancelled in the early stages before we had a chance to really get going.

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Here is a detail shot of a t-shirt I designed for Bongjour, called Jet Fuel. Inking here on a Wacom 24HD in Manga Studio. I love projects like this where I'm encouraged to just go nuts.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #jetfuel #illustration #pot #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #weed #followme

Here is a detail shot of a t-shirt I designed for Bongjour, called Jet Fuel. Inking here on a Wacom 24HD in Manga Studio. I love projects like this where I'm encouraged to just go nuts.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #jetfuel #illustration #pot #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #weed #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here is a detail shot of a t-shirt I designed for Bongjour, called Jet Fuel.  Inking here on a Wacom 24HD in Manga Studio.  I love projects like this where I'm encouraged to just go nuts.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #jetfuel #illustration #pot #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #weed #followme

Custom blood splatter brushes for Manga Studio 5

Custom splatter brushes for Manga Studio

Custom Manga Studio (Clip Studio Paint) Brushes –
Splatter Brushes

100+ Brushes Available for $2.99 here:
http://www.flylanddesigns.com/shop/

There are over 20 texture brushes here that I created from found and scanned textures. All can be used with any color, and have fine-tuned settings to help you beat up your illustrations in Manga Studio 5.

This video quickly walks you through each set of brushes and shows them in use.

Included in the pack are

-14 Inking Brushes
-18 Paint Brushes
-12 Pencil Brushes
-5 Shading Brushes
-16 Splatter Brushes
-20+ Special Pattern Brushes
-22 Texture Brushes

The brushes are useful for all styles of illustration. As a freelance digital illustrator, I use them primarily for Comic Book illustration, t-shirt design, logo design, character and concept illustration, sketching, and painting.

Knives blades swords and dangerous items coming from headphones for news website

Silk-Screen T-shirt Design of Dangerous Items for News Website

Client:

The News Junkie

Description:

The News Junkie, a news blog and radio show, hired me to illustrated a silk-screen t-shirt design to be used in their marketing and giveaways.  They wanted an illustration that fit the slogan “Dangerous to Listen To,” to play on the idea that their news stories are often filled with chaos and danger.  After sketching a couple of concepts, we came up with this idea to have a flood of dangerous items like swords, knives, and rabid dogs bursting from a guy’s headphones.  Silk-screened with four colors and a whole lot of death and destruction.

Client Testimonial:

Your final product is amazing and you were the easiest, most on-schedule, most creative designer we have worked with

-Shawn Wasson

The News Junkie

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My pal Rusty Myers made this awesome Mickey with a 3D printer. don't tell the Big D!#3dprint #toy

My pal Rusty Myers made this awesome Mickey with a 3D printer. don't tell the Big D!#3dprint #toy Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
My pal Rusty Myers made this awesome Mickey with a 3D printer.  don't tell the Big D!#3dprint #toy

Skull and wings and mace dark digital painting

Skull, Wings, and Mace T-Shirt

Client:

Spiral Direct

Description:

Digitally painted t-shirt illustration of an evil skull with wings and barbaric weapons I created for the dark apparel company Spiral Direct. This was inspired by a similar design I had done in the past, but taken in a more realistic rendering direction.  It was a lot of fun exploring the same subject matter in a different style – it’s a great way to discover the limitations and strengths of a particular method.

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Uncle Sam with a United States flag draped over his shoulder looking tough

Uncle Sam Russ Logo

Client:

Pål Firat Yildirim

Description:

I was hired to design this illustration of Uncle Sam for apparel and a vehicle wrap for the russefeiring tradition.  If you haven’t heard of it, basically russefeiring involves an entire class of Norwegian students renting a bus (a Russebuss), painting every inch of it with really cool street art, and then partying in it night and day for an entire month during graduation.  The different classes wear their designs ever where they go as they clash with rival classes.  I’ve done a bunch of these now, and really enjoy it.

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I created this mad scientist character for an auto-repair shop whose specialty is custom built choppers and hotrods. The brand wanted a dark but playful design that illustrated them as a blend of mechanic and mad scientist. I thought it would be cool to show a frankenstein-ed hotrod on the operating table behind the mad scientist, as he raises his creation up to the lightning. This design was created for direct-to-garment printing.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #scientist #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #science #igdaily #followme

I created this mad scientist character for an auto-repair shop whose specialty is custom built choppers and hotrods. The brand wanted a dark but playful design that illustrated them as a blend of mechanic and mad scientist. I thought it would be cool to show a frankenstein-ed hotrod on the operating table behind the mad scientist, as he raises his creation up to the lightning. This design was created for direct-to-garment printing.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #scientist #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #science #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I created this mad scientist character for an auto-repair shop whose specialty is custom built choppers and hotrods.  The brand wanted a dark but playful design that illustrated them as a blend of mechanic and mad scientist.  I thought it would be cool to show a frankenstein-ed hotrod on the operating table behind the mad scientist, as he raises his creation up to the lightning.  This design was created for direct-to-garment printing.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #scientist #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #science #igdaily #followme

Stylized illustration of a bucket utility truck for a power company

Bucket Truck T-Shirt Illustration

Client:

Studio Eleven

Description:

Stylized illustration of a bucket utility truck for a power company’s brand of apparel I created in Manga Studio.  This was fun to take on a subject matter that I don’t deal with much, and practice drawing vehicles for a bit.  I find it tricky inking vehicles because every line has to be right – and it’s tricky to not slip into drawing something that looks too rigid.  The client was happy with the final result, which was set up for full-color printing on t-shirts.

Client Testimonial:

Wow! The owner’s expectations have been exceeded!

-Mark Hill

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Cyborg robot mascot character

Robot Mascot Character Design

Client:

Talos Security

Description:

I created this mascot character for the internet securtiy firm Talos, of a cyborg cyber-crime-fighter.  The brand approached me with the task of designing a character that would be used on their website and other marketing materials.  We went through a few sketches in the beginning, exploring different options, and eventually arrived at the idea of having a realistic looking, futuristic cyborg, projecting the

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My new friend at Happy Valley Custom, Andrew Marzka was kind enough to show me some silk screening tricks in his shop – along with the most impressive Star Wars toy collection the world had ever known. Every inch of the walls is covered with hundreds of these toys. So awesome#silkscreen #starwars #happyvalleycustom

My new friend at Happy Valley Custom, Andrew Marzka was kind enough to show me some silk screening tricks in his shop – along with the most impressive Star Wars toy collection the world had ever known. Every inch of the walls is covered with hundreds of these toys. So awesome#silkscreen #starwars #happyvalleycustom Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
My new friend at Happy Valley Custom, Andrew Marzka was kind enough to show me some silk screening tricks in his shop - along with the most impressive Star Wars toy collection the world had ever known.  Every inch of the walls is covered with hundreds of these toys.  So awesome#silkscreen #starwars #happyvalleycustom