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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

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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

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This video shows how to digitally paint a colorful tiki head using my new set of custom Manga Studio brushes available for download for only $2.99.

Per request, I slowed this video down and added commentary to walk you through step-by-step the process I use to color a piece of artwork.

You'll also hear tips on:


-Using the comic book flats method to color under lineart

-Using the Reference Layer tool in Manga Studio 5

-How to choose a proper color scheme from reference

-Limiting your color palette from the beginning

-What size and resolution you should work at in Manga Studio 5

-Why you should be careful not to zoom in too far into your illustration while working

-Viewing your artwork in a smaller, separate window to get a better composition

-How to color your lineart to add interest to your illustration

-Adding texture to a digital painting

-Adding sharp highlights to your pieces in the last step to increase interest

-Not being afraid to change the colors of your piece if they're not working

I hope you find it helpful!
Please post your questions in the comments.

Full coloring tutorial in Manga Studio 5 (Clip Studio Paint)

Video 3 of 3
This video shows how to digitally paint a colorful tiki head using my new set of custom Manga Studio brushes available for download for only $2.99.

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

Per request, I slowed this video down and added commentary to walk you through step-by-step the process I use to color a piece of artwork.

You’ll also hear tips on:

-Using the comic book flats method to color under lineart

-Using the Reference Layer tool in Manga Studio 5

-How to choose a proper color scheme from reference

-Limiting your color palette from the beginning

-What size and resolution you should work at in Manga Studio 5

-Why you should be careful not to zoom in too far into your illustration while working

-Viewing your artwork in a smaller, separate window to get a better composition

-How to color your lineart to add interest to your illustration

-Adding texture to a digital painting

-Adding sharp highlights to your pieces in the last step to increase interest

-Not being afraid to change the colors of your piece if they’re not working

I hope you find it helpful!
Please post your questions in the comments.

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Inking a mad scientist in Manga Studio 5 for a character design – having a pretty good time.#ink #digital #art

Inking a mad scientist in Manga Studio 5 for a character design – having a pretty good time.#ink #digital #art Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Inking a mad scientist in Manga Studio 5 for a character design - having a pretty good time.#ink #digital #art

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I put together this comprehensive best-of guide of Manga Studio resources (and then I threw in my own on top). Please let me know if you'd like to see anything added http://www.flylanddesigns.com/manga-studio-resources/

I put together this comprehensive best-of guide of Manga Studio resources (and then I threw in my own on top). Please let me know if you'd like to see anything added http://www.flylanddesigns.com/manga-studio-resources/ Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I put together this comprehensive best-of guide of Manga Studio resources (and then I threw in my own on top). Please let me know if you'd like to see anything added http://www.flylanddesigns.com/manga-studio-resources/

French Bulldog cartoon character sitting on tropical resort beach with drink

French Bulldog Character T-Shirt

Client:

The Grille Restaurant

Description:

T-Shirt and character design illustration I created for the beach resort restaurant The Grille.  The client wanted a French Bulldog character designed to represent the brand, and we plan on creating a line of apparel and marketing materials with the character in different situations.  This design was created for full-color direct-to-garment printing.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from your friends at FlyLand Designs!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from your friends at FlyLand Designs! Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Happy St. Patrick's Day from your friends at FlyLand Designs!

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Finally warm enough to draw zombies in the great outdoors!

Finally warm enough to draw zombies in the great outdoors! Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Finally warm enough to draw zombies in the great outdoors!

Fantasy horror book cover with zombies

Zombie Horror Book Cover

Client:

V & R Publishing

Description:

This is a book cover I created for a series of fantasy/horror novels featuring a the strong female lead Allison Hewitt.  She goes on adventures slaying zombies with her trusty hatchet.  The cover was really fun to work on, because the author loved my style and wanted the cover to have a pop art/ serial horror magazine look.

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I designed and illustrated this angry gargoyle busting out of its stone skin for a line of ATV and sled wraps put out by 393 Components. It was a challenge to position everything and design it in a way to make the design look interesting on as many different vehicle types and shapes as possible. I kept all the elements in layers so that the design could be modified if necessary to fit different wraps. I needed to make it look as different as possible from a previous gargoyle design I had done, so I came up with the idea of having the gargoyle a green-skinned creature bursting from stone, as if it was coming to life.It was really cool to be working with graphic decals again for ATVs, because my first full-time position as an artist was at a custom decal shop called XGX Racing.This design is available for licensing for uses other than vehcicle graphics – message me if interested

I designed and illustrated this angry gargoyle busting out of its stone skin for a line of ATV and sled wraps put out by 393 Components. It was a challenge to position everything and design it in a way to make the design look interesting on as many different vehicle types and shapes as possible. I kept all the elements in layers so that the design could be modified if necessary to fit different wraps. I needed to make it look as different as possible from a previous gargoyle design I had done, so I came up with the idea of having the gargoyle a green-skinned creature bursting from stone, as if it was coming to life.It was really cool to be working with graphic decals again for ATVs, because my first full-time position as an artist was at a custom decal shop called XGX Racing.This design is available for licensing for uses other than vehcicle graphics – message me if interested Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I designed and illustrated this angry gargoyle busting out of its stone skin for a line of ATV and sled wraps put out by 393 Components.  It was a challenge to position everything and design it in a way to make the design look interesting on as many different vehicle types and shapes as possible.  I kept all the elements in layers so that the design could be modified if necessary to fit different wraps.  I needed to make it look as different as possible from a previous gargoyle design I had done, so I came up with the idea of having the gargoyle a green-skinned creature bursting from stone, as if it was coming to life.It was really cool to be working with graphic decals again for ATVs, because my first full-time position as an artist was at a custom decal shop called XGX Racing.This design is available for licensing for uses other than vehcicle graphics - message me if interested

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Here's some detail shots of a set of gargoyles I created last year for a graphic wrap company (mainly for snowmobiles). Inked and colored in Manga Studio of course#gargoyle #graphicwrap

Here's some detail shots of a set of gargoyles I created last year for a graphic wrap company (mainly for snowmobiles). Inked and colored in Manga Studio of course#gargoyle #graphicwrap Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's some detail shots of a set of gargoyles I created last year for a graphic wrap company (mainly for snowmobiles). Inked and colored in Manga Studio of course#gargoyle #graphicwrap

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A little informal sword fighting with my spawn today. Winter seems like it was over before it even started this year. not complaining

A little informal sword fighting with my spawn today. Winter seems like it was over before it even started this year. not complaining Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
A little informal sword fighting with my spawn today. Winter seems like it was over before it even started this year. not complaining

Children’s book series about zombies

Moore Zombies wins award from New Apple!

A children’s book I illustrated about Zombies won an award from New Apple! I’m really proud of this book – it’s probably the only children’s book I’ve ever done where I could really put my style down onto the page and not have to filter it. The book is called Moore Zombies, by Wendy Knuth, check it out!

Children’s book series about zombies

Children’s book series about zombies

Children’s book series about zombies

You can purchase the book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1514310600/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DUyIwb0A0ZH3S

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I was hired to design this angel and devil logo 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. Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #illustration #devil #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #girl #followme

I was hired to design this angel and devil logo 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. Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #illustration #devil #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #girl #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I was hired to design this angel and devil logo 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. Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #illustration #devil #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #girl #followme

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Okay – this probably is going to get me in trouble. This is a detail shot of a logo design I worked on for another Russ team last year. If this offends you, remember that I just draw what people tell me, and I deny all resposibility. Unless you think this is funny – in which case: I know, right?Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #devil #illustration #russ #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #girl #followme

Okay – this probably is going to get me in trouble. This is a detail shot of a logo design I worked on for another Russ team last year. If this offends you, remember that I just draw what people tell me, and I deny all resposibility. Unless you think this is funny – in which case: I know, right?Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #devil #illustration #russ #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #girl #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Okay - this probably is going to get me in trouble.  This is a detail shot of a logo design I worked on for another Russ team last year.  If this offends you, remember that I just draw what people tell me, and I deny all resposibility.  Unless you think this is funny - in which case:  I know, right?Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #devil #illustration #russ #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #girl #followme

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My work in Lemonade Agency Portfolio book

I might have forgot to share this from last year – Lemonade Agency put together this nice portfolio book and sent me a copy. Because fo the magic of alphabetical order, I am once again in the front of the book. Never fails!

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Wanted to share this – one of the highlights for me last year was having my artwork published in the Showcase 100 book, which featured artwork from 99 amazing artists, and me! And by the divine powers of alphabetically order, I'm on the first page! Always works great (except when I was in gym class and always had to go first).Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #showcase100 #littlechimpsociety #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Wanted to share this – one of the highlights for me last year was having my artwork published in the Showcase 100 book, which featured artwork from 99 amazing artists, and me! And by the divine powers of alphabetically order, I'm on the first page! Always works great (except when I was in gym class and always had to go first).Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #showcase100 #littlechimpsociety #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Wanted to share this - one of the highlights for me last year was having my artwork published in the Showcase 100 book, which featured artwork from 99 amazing artists, and me!  And by the divine powers of alphabetically order, I'm on the first page!  Always works great (except when I was in gym class and always had to go first).Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #showcase100 #littlechimpsociety #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

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All finished! 110% MERICA! Eagle and flag t-shirt illustration for a welding company, direct-to-garment.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme

All finished! 110% MERICA! Eagle and flag t-shirt illustration for a welding company, direct-to-garment.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
All finished!  110% MERICA!  Eagle and flag t-shirt illustration for a welding company, direct-to-garment.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme

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All finished! 110% MERICA! Eagle and flag t-shirt illustration for a welding company, direct-to-garment.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme

All finished! 110% MERICA! Eagle and flag t-shirt illustration for a welding company, direct-to-garment.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
All finished!  110% MERICA!  Eagle and flag t-shirt illustration for a welding company, direct-to-garment.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme

Custom pattern brushes for Manga Studio 5

20 Custom Pattern Brushes for Manga Studio

Custom Manga Studio (Clip Studio Paint) Brushes –
Special Pattern 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.

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Sketching an eagle for a t-shirt design in Manga Studio – best penciling software I've come across.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme

Sketching an eagle for a t-shirt design in Manga Studio – best penciling software I've come across.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Sketching an eagle for a t-shirt design in Manga Studio - best penciling software I've come across.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #eagle #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #patriotic #followme

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Worked on a design with pretty different subject matter for me. Sometimes I have trouble blending a line-art style with things that are meant to be realistic. Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #marlin #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #fishing #followme

Worked on a design with pretty different subject matter for me. Sometimes I have trouble blending a line-art style with things that are meant to be realistic. Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #marlin #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #fishing #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Worked on a design with pretty different subject matter for me.  Sometimes I have trouble blending a line-art style with things that are meant to be realistic. Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #marlin #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #fishing #followme

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My work published in Pandaemonium by Out of Step Books

Super-thrilled to share this news with you: my work was published 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!

The book can be purchased here: http://www.oosbooks.com/Pandaemonium_Devils_Demons_Monsters_p/pandaemoniumhardcover.htm?1=1&CartID=0

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Logo design I created for a Russebuss theme in Norway, as part of the Russefeiring tradition. Basically, this involves a month-long high school graduation party, where an entire class will rent or buy a buss, and spend every night traveling and partying. The classes decorate the busses by having every inch painted, and everyone in the class wears logos that fit their theme, for when they clash with rival classes.This design was meant to be a parody of the classic jungle book characters, as if they were thugs.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #parody #funny #junglebook #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Logo design I created for a Russebuss theme in Norway, as part of the Russefeiring tradition. Basically, this involves a month-long high school graduation party, where an entire class will rent or buy a buss, and spend every night traveling and partying. The classes decorate the busses by having every inch painted, and everyone in the class wears logos that fit their theme, for when they clash with rival classes.This design was meant to be a parody of the classic jungle book characters, as if they were thugs.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #parody #funny #junglebook #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Logo design I created for a Russebuss theme in Norway, as part of the Russefeiring tradition.  Basically, this involves a month-long high school graduation party, where an entire class will rent or buy a buss, and spend every night traveling and partying.  The classes decorate the busses by having every inch painted, and everyone in the class wears logos that fit their theme, for when they clash with rival classes.This design was meant to be a parody of the classic jungle book characters, as if they were thugs.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #parody #funny #junglebook #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

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Inking up Jungle Book thugs for a Russ logo, because I refuse to restrict my artwork by boundaries of decency.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#russ #mangastudio #parody #cartoon #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Inking up Jungle Book thugs for a Russ logo, because I refuse to restrict my artwork by boundaries of decency.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#russ #mangastudio #parody #cartoon #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Inking up Jungle Book thugs for a Russ logo, because I refuse to restrict my artwork by boundaries of decency.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#russ #mangastudio #parody #cartoon #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

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I was humbled recently to be invited to teach a class on SkillShare, a really great website that has a TON of very cheap tutorials. I found it through some of my favorite artists, Patrick Brown, and Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design who both taught really helpful classes there.Now I have to come up with something worth teaching. What would you like to learn from me? Any suggestions would be very helpful.Some options:1. T-Shirt design and setup in Manga Studio and Photoshop2. Illustrated Mascot/Logo design3. How to act way cooler than you actually are#skillshare #photoshop #illustration

I was humbled recently to be invited to teach a class on SkillShare, a really great website that has a TON of very cheap tutorials. I found it through some of my favorite artists, Patrick Brown, and Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design who both taught really helpful classes there.Now I have to come up with something worth teaching. What would you like to learn from me? Any suggestions would be very helpful.Some options:1. T-Shirt design and setup in Manga Studio and Photoshop2. Illustrated Mascot/Logo design3. How to act way cooler than you actually are#skillshare #photoshop #illustration Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I was humbled recently to be invited to teach a class on SkillShare, a really great website that has a TON of very cheap tutorials.  I found it through some of my favorite artists, Patrick Brown, and Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design who both taught really helpful classes there.Now I have to come up with something worth teaching.  What would you like to learn from me?  Any suggestions would be very helpful.Some options:1.  T-Shirt design and setup in Manga Studio and Photoshop2.  Illustrated Mascot/Logo design3.  How to act way cooler than you actually are#skillshare #photoshop #illustration

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New Artist Resources Page

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?

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Worked on a logo for a Russ team in Norway of a angry tank – when in doubt, add a skull to it!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #logo #illustration #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Worked on a logo for a Russ team in Norway of a angry tank – when in doubt, add a skull to it!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #logo #illustration #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Worked on a logo for a Russ team in Norway of a angry tank - when in doubt, add a skull to it!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#mangastudio #russ #logo #illustration #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

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Sweet! A Godzilla tribute illustration I did for a t-shirt was featured as the design of the day on Shirt.Woot! Here's a detail shot of it – pick it up at http://shirt.woot.com/offers/godz-gym

Sweet! A Godzilla tribute illustration I did for a t-shirt was featured as the design of the day on Shirt.Woot! Here's a detail shot of it – pick it up at http://shirt.woot.com/offers/godz-gym Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Sweet!  A Godzilla tribute illustration I did for a t-shirt was featured as the design of the day on Shirt.Woot!  Here's a detail shot of it - pick it up at http://shirt.woot.com/offers/godz-gym