Illustration of an alligator jumping out of a swamp

Swamp Alligator illustration for Swamp People

Client:

Great Dane Graphics

Description:

Illustration of a gator leaping out of a swamp I created for Great Dane Graphics, in a pitch for the contract for Swamp People, the TV series about people living and working in the swamps of Louisiana. This was the first time I was tasked with drawing a fully rendered alligator, and it proved to be more challenging than I thought to find the right pose.

Illustration of an alligator jumping out of a swamp

Illustration of an alligator jumping out of a swamp

Illustration of an alligator jumping out of a swamp

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Zombie Caricature of Brian Allen celebrating 4,000 Facebook Likes

4,000 Likes Reached on Facebook

Sorry, I’m a little late on this one.  I drew up this zombie caricature of me to share with you all to show my appreciation for all the Likes my Facebook Art page has received recently.  Thanks so much for bumping me up to 4,000!  That’s a big deal to me, thanks again!

Zombie Caricature of Brian Allen celebrating 4,000 Facebook Likes

Custom caricature illustrations of doctors and team members

Custom web banner caricatures

Client:

Paul Chapman

Description:

Custom caricature characters I illustrated for Tree View Designs, a web development company that specializes in website templates for Doctors. I was tasked with creating a line of characters and simply colored backgrounds that their clients can use to decorate their websites. I was flattered that they invited me to join their team in cartoon form!

Custom caricature illustrations of doctors and team members

Custom caricature illustrations of doctors and team members

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T-Shirt illustration of Zombie Hands in the moonlight for Spiral Direct

Zombie Hands In Moonlight T-Shirt

Client:

Spiral Direct

Description:

Zombie T-Shirt I created for Spiral Direct, depicting a pile of zombie hands in the moonlight. It was an immense privilege to work among the talent powerhouse that is Spiral Direct. The design was quite complex, due to all the different hands, and the requirement that it be highly rendered.

Drawing hands has always been a challenge for me, so I compiled a mockup of photos of my own hands for reference. Luckily I have skinny little claws for hands!

T-Shirt illustration of Zombie Hands in the moonlight for Spiral Direct

T-Shirt illustration of Zombie Hands in the moonlight for Spiral Direct

T-Shirt illustration of Zombie Hands in the moonlight for Spiral Direct

T-Shirt illustration of Zombie Hands in the moonlight for Spiral Direct

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Cheech and Chong Zombies

Exhibit in Little Chimp Society Showcase 100

Cheech and Chong Zombies

Sweet!  My Cheech and Chong Zombie illustration was selected as one of the 100 images out of 1400 submissions for the Little Chimp Society’s Showcase 100 exhibit in London, April 2015!  I’m thrilled with this news, and so excited to “see” my artwork hanging up amongst some amazing talent.  I’m not worthy!  Check it out here:  http://sc100.co.uk/artists/

Custom illustration of two parrots on the beach for a graphic wrap

Parrot Beach Illustration for Custom Graphic Wrap

Client:

Coolbone

Description:

Custom illustration I created of two military parrots at the beach, for graphic wraps designed for coolers, for Coolbone. This was a very fun and challenging project, trying to design a graphic highly detailed graphic that would repeat, and could wrap around all sides of the cooler. Looking forward to working on more.

Custom illustration of two parrots on the beach for a graphic wrap

Custom illustration of two parrots on the beach for a graphic wrap

Custom illustration of two parrots on the beach for a graphic wrap

Parrot Beach Illustration for Custom Graphic Wrap

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3000 Likes On Facebook!

Wow – my facebook page reached over 2000 likes! Thanks so much everyone. It’s really flattering to have so many people supporting what I do. I get so much encouragement and motivation from it – so, thank you!

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Zombie Facebook Hand

2000 Likes On Facebook!

Wow – my facebook page reached over 2000 likes! Thanks so much everyone. It’s really flattering to have so many people supporting what I do. I get so much encouragement and motivation from it – so, thank you!

Zombie Facebook Hand

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Monster Mascot holding turbo, for automobile repair company.

Logo Design for Automotive Repair Shop

Client:

G & L Diesel

Description:

Logo design I created for an automotive repair shop and racing company called G&L Diesel, featuring a monster character holding a turbo.

The client hired me to create a sharp looking logo and a humorous mascot character. After submitting a few concept sketches, we picked this version of the monster: a horned, and mischievious looking creature holding a turbo and zipped into a racing suit.

The logo was provided in several different variations, colors, and formats to maximize the client’s usage.

Monster Mascot holding turbo, for automobile repair company.

Monster Mascot holding turbo, for automobile repair company.

Monster Mascot holding turbo, for automobile repair company.

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Custom illustration for a growler brewsuit designed to look like a robot

Halftime Growler Brewsuit

Client:

Half-Time Brewing

Description:

I created this illustration for a brew suit for Half Time Brewing Company’s Growlers. A Brew Suit is a kind of a thermal case that zips up over a Growler to keep it cool.

This design was created to give the Growler a futuristic, mechanical look. I incorporated Half Time’s logo and signature red and gold color scheme wherever I could.

Custom illustration for a growler brewsuit designed to look like a robot

Custom illustration for a growler brewsuit designed to look like a robot

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T-shirt illustration of people with Hops for heads drinking beer

T-Shirt Illustration of Hop-Heads

Client:

Half-Time Brewing

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created for the New York brewing company, Half Time, featuring a crowd of Hop-Heads of many different cultures and species.

It was a fun challenge coming up with different characters, and making them look different by blending the limited colors together using half-tones.

The design was set up for silk-screening using 6 colors, and will be available in their stores and promotional events.

T-shirt illustration of people with Hops for heads drinking beer

T-shirt illustration of people with Hops for heads drinking beer

T-shirt illustration of people with Hops for heads drinking beer

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Custom editorial illustration of celebrity DIY characters standing outside a burning house

Editorial Caricature magazine spread illustration

Client:

HOSS

Description:

Double-page editorial spread I illustrated for the Canadian DIY magazine HOSS. The magazine features many tv DIY celebrities, and the art director wanted a detailed illustration introducing each of their contributors as caricatures building a house. There were over 18 caricatures that went into this very complex illustration.

The magazine prints over a million copies bi-monthly.

Custom editorial illustration of celebrity DIY characters standing outside a burning house

Custom editorial illustration of celebrity DIY characters standing outside a burning house

Logo Design for Professional Gaming Company

Logo Design for Professional Gaming Company

Client:

So Pro Gaming

Description:

Logo design I created for the professional gaming shop SoPro Gaming, featuring an alien mascot character jamming on his keyboard.

The client wanted a mascot that was a bit unusual and help make his brand more recognizeable. We tried out several different mascot sketches before landing on this one with an alien

Logo Design for Professional Gaming Company Logo Design for Professional Gaming Company Logo Design for Professional Gaming Company

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Album cover comic book illustration for hip-hop artist

Comic Book Album Cover Illustration

Client:

ZodoMan, Royal Zone Records

Description:

Album cover illustration I created for Royal Zone Records artist Zachary Martinez (ZodoMan). He asked me to create an image of him transforming into his mascot character, the monkey, in a style similar to Carnage from the Spiderman Comics. Spiderman was all I read as a kid, so I was very excited about this project. We were both very happy with how this turned out – record releasing soon!

Album cover comic book illustration for hip-hop artist

Album cover comic book illustration for hip-hop artist

Album cover comic book illustration for hip-hop artist

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Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Client:

Vaping Sisters

Description:

Package design illustrations I created for a new line of vaping e-juice flavors by Vaping Sisters. The labels were all mafia themed. Watching Scarface 15 times has finally paid off! I was recquired to conceptualize and illustrate 10 different labels, based on different mafia archetypes. Can’t wait to start the next series!

Link:

http://www.vapingsisters.com/

Testimonial:

“We’ve been very impressed! We look forward to working with you again on our next line!”
Clayton

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

Vaping E-Juice Custom Labels With Mafia Theme

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Naked woman standing in the jungle smoking marijuana

Marijuana Tribute T-Shirt Illustration

Client:

Hempic

Description:

I was very excited to work on this T-Shirt design because it was so unlike anything I had worked on before. The concept and subject matter, was quite different for me, and I enjoyed the opportunity. The design was also limited to only two colors, which presented its own challenges, and forced me to have to rely on the line-art alone to tell the story. We were very pleased

Naked woman standing in the jungle smoking marijuana

Naked woman standing in the jungle smoking marijuana

T-Shirt Mockup

Naked woman standing in the jungle smoking marijuana

Detail View

Marijuana Tribute T-Shirt Illustration

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Graphic Wrap for Amusement Park Ride

Graphic Wrap for Amusement Park Ride

Client:

Funland, Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Description:

A graphic wrap I illustrated for a ride at an amusement park. It’s always a privilege to work for Funland in Rehoboth Beach, because I’ve been going there every summer since I was two years old! The ride was an old motion simulator they picked up from an arcade, and it was showing its age. So they hired me to create a giant illustration that transformed the ride into a beach buggy. Illustrations of kids are in the windows on each side of the vehicle. I imagine this will be one of the most unique jobs of my career.

Graphic vehicle wrap illustration for amusement park ride

Before and After

Graphic Wrap for Amusement Park Ride

Graphic Wrap for Amusement Park Ride

Graphic Wrap for Amusement Park Ride

Graphic Wrap for Amusement Park Ride

Graphic vehicle wrap illustration for amusement park ride

Graphic wrap being applied by Xtreme Graphix.

Graphic vehicle wrap illustration for amusement park ride

Graphic wrap being applied by Xtreme Graphix.

Graphic vehicle wrap illustration for amusement park ride

Graphic wrap being applied by Xtreme Graphix.

Graphic vehicle wrap illustration for amusement park ride

Graphic wrap being applied by Xtreme Graphix.

Shuttle Graphic Concept Sketch 02

Shuttle Graphic Concept Sketch

Left Side w kids

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Iron Maiden Killers Tribute Illustration

Iron Maiden Killers Tribute Illustration

Client:

Listenable Records

Description:

Iron Maiden, and the artist behind their amazing artwork, Derek Riggs, have always been a huge inspiration for everything that I do. So I was super excited when I was hired by Listenable Records to create an illustration tribute to Iron Maiden’s first album, “Killers,” for an upcomming sampler that would be given out at Iron Maiden concerts in Europe. I tried to cram in as much of my own style as I could.

Iron Maiden Killers Tribute Illustration

Iron Maiden Killers Tribute Illustration

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Illustrated Website Background of a Volcano

Illustrated Website Background of a Cave

Client:

Gold Strike Chili Mix

Description:

Website template illustrations I created for Gold Strike Chili Mix in conjunction with Creative Pro Studio. For the company’s new website, the client wanted a design that was colorful, animated, and interactive. I created all the illustrations, and handed it off to the developers, who will animate certain features.

 

Illustrated Website Background of a Volcano

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Illustrated Website Background of a Volcano

Illustrated Website Background of a Volcano

Client:

Gold Strike Chili Mix

Description:

Website template illustrations I created for Gold Strike Chili Mix in conjunction with Creative Pro Studio. For the company’s new website, the client wanted a design that was colorful, animated, and interactive. I created all the illustrations, and handed it off to the developers, who will animate certain features.

Illustrated Website Background of a Volcano

 

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Animation for Band's New Album Release

Animation for Band’s New Album Release

How do I describe this project? The NYC musicians, We Chief, hired me to create a simple animated image to advertise their new single. The concept was inspired from the title of the song, “Gyals From Brooklyn,” and they wanted the artwork to be minimalistic and colorful. Oh, and they also wanted three giant butts walking toward the Brooklyn bridge.
This was a lot of fun to illustrate, and even more fun to animate!

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Animation for Band's New Album Release

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Brian Allen represented by Lemonade Illustration Agency

I now have an agent!

Whoa – I’m extremely flattered/excited/mind-completely-blown-out-of-the-back-of-my-skull because I am now being represented by the illustration agency Lemonade Illustration Agency based in London.

The artists on their roster are extremely talented, and Lemonade works with huge clients.  Bringing me on board was obviously was sort of clerical error on their part, but I’ll ride it out for as long as I can!

For all my current and new clients:  this does NOT change the way you deal with me, or affect my prices.  The agency will only be involved in projects that they find for me.  However, I may have to start talking with an English accent – not sure yet.

Thanks again to the staff of Lemonade for all your advice and bringing me aboard your team.  Can’t wait to get started!

Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen represented by Lemonade Illustration Agency

Bakken Oil Field Trucker T-Shirt Design

Bakken Oil Field Trucker T-Shirt Design

Client:

Hard Ride Saloon

Description:

Custom T-Shirt illustration of a zombie roughneck driving an oil rig through the Bakken oil fields. I took a different direction with this T-Shirt design, and tried to go for a more comical, line-art driven design. This is one of my favorites so far for the brand – I love the bright colors.
Set up for silk-screening, 4 colors.

Bakken Oil Field Trucker T-Shirt Design

Bakken Oil Field Trucker T-Shirt Design

Bakken Oil Field Trucker T-Shirt Design

Bakken Oil Field Trucker T-Shirt Design

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Album cover illustration of a scientist being sucked into a wormhole

Science Fiction Album Cover Design for Valence

Client:

Valence

Description:

Album cover I created for the progressive metal band Valence for their upcoming album, “Laser Baron.” The band created a story about a scientist who inadvertently opens a wormhole and disrupts the world as we know it. My job was to create an illustration that followed the theme, and stylistically complimented the music. Check out the album, I highly recommend it.

Link:

http://www.valence-band.com/

Album cover illustration of a scientist being sucked into a wormhole

Album cover illustration of a scientist being sucked into a wormhole

Product VIew

Album cover illustration of a scientist being sucked into a wormhole

Concept Sketch C

Album cover illustration of a scientist being sucked into a wormhole

Concept Sketch A

Album cover illustration of a scientist being sucked into a wormhole

Concept Sketch B

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Illustration of a moshpit full of zombies created for a record company

Zombie Moshpit Album Cover Design

Client:

Listenable Records

Description:

Album cover I illustrated for a new promotional album for Listenable Records. My client came up with the idea of having a moshpit of metal zombies rocking out. I thought it would be funny to put a frightened goth chick crowd-surfing to her doom. The illustration was created at a huge size so that it could also be displayed as a four foot banner at concerts.

Link:

http://www.listenable.net/Listenable Records

Illustration of a moshpit full of zombies created for a record company

Album Cover Design

Illustration of a moshpit full of zombies created for a record company

Detail View

Illustration of a moshpit full of zombies created for a record company

Product View

Rough Sketch

Rough Sketch

Black and White Inks

Black and White Inks

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Dark illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt design

Medusa T-Shirt Design

Client:

Fit-Out Apparel

Description:

The latest design I created for Fit-Out Apparel. The client wanted a limited color illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt. She knew that she wanted her face to be covered with tattoos, but wasn’t sure what the tattoos should be. I came up with the idea of creating tattoos inspired by patterns found on Greek pottery. We were very happy with how this turned out.

Link:

http://fitoutapparel.com/

Testimonial:

“Brian did such an amazing job with my logo. I was very satisfied with the final results. He really made my logo come alive and added his own creativity and he captured the concept. I will be working with Brian again very soon. I must say that he is my number one go to artist!”

Dark illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt design

Alternate Color Scheme

Dark illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt design

Detail View

Dark illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt design

T-Shirt Mockup

Dark illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt design

inks

Dark illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt design

pencil sketch

Dark illustration of Medusa for a T-Shirt design

Alternate color version

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Interview of Brian Allen by ProfileTree

I was recently interviewed by Profile Tree on what it’s like to be a freelance graphic designs and illustrator.

Please check out the interview if you’re interested in learning a bit more about me, or if you’re an aspiring freelancer trying to decide if freelancing is right for you.

https://www.profiletree.com/blogs/brian-allen

Special thanks for Profile Tree!

Mascot design of a black basketball player kid dressed as a pilot

Tuskegee Pilot Mascot Design

Client:

Fort Worth Flyers

Description:

A mascot character design I created recently for a basketball team called the Fort Worth Flyers. The client wanted the mascot to be based on the Tuskegee Airmen. We were careful to include accurate details, from the plane in the background to the flight goggles. I provided the logo in several different versions, for embroidery, silk-screening, and full-color printing.

Testimonial:

I am big on communication and I must say that Brian was very thorough. Further, he went over and beyond my expectations by ensuring the logo would fit the various applications we needed it for. I am highly pleased, definitely recommend, and look forward to doing business with him in the future!
- Coach McCarthy

Mascot design of a black basketball player kid dressed as a pilot

Mascot design of a black basketball player kid dressed as a pilot

T-Shirt view

Mascot design of a black basketball player kid dressed as a pilot

Black and White Version

Mascot design of a black basketball player kid dressed as a pilot

Product View

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behance

I’ve reached over 1000 followers on Behance!

Not sure how this happened, but I was looking at my Behance profile the other day, and I have over 1000 followers now!

This is a huge compliment to me, because the artists on Behance are some of the best in the world. I check out Behance daily to get inspiration and guidance from the artists I look up to and admire.

It’s extremely humbling. Thank you!

If you are an artist on Behance, please check out my work at https://www.behance.net/flylanddesigns . Send me a message, I’d love to connect with you.