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Call of Duty Zombie Illustrations Marketing Campaign

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Client:
Activision, Call of Duty

Description:
I was hired to create a series of illustrations for Activision’s Call of Duty Zombies video game used during a promotional campaign they ran on social media during the game’s launch.
One of my favorite projects ever, for a series I’ve been a huge fan of. The clients wanted their different iconic zombie characters in their new 80s themed zombie shooter illustrated using my style, which was hugely flattering. Each illustration was used on Activision’s social media during the countdown to the release of the game. The illustrations were drawn in a way to encourage fans of the game to insert their photos behind the zombies so it appeared like they were being attacked.

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Trump Zombie T-Shirt

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Client:

Personal

Description:

This t-shirt design is going to be HUGE!

Nothing can stop The Drumpf – not even death!

Make your wardrobe GREAT AGAIN with this killer Trump tribute (Trumpute?) and be the coolest kid at your next rally!  If you are sued while wearing this shirt, Donald will pay your legal fees.

This zombified billionaire was illustrated in Clip Studio Paint and silk-screened in 6 glorious colors that will make you win every time.

This t-shirt design is going to be HUGE!

Nothing can stop Trump – not even death!

Make your wardrobe GREAT AGAIN with this killer Trump tribute and be the coolest kid at your next rally!

You can purchase it here:

https://www.rageon.com/a/users/TheArtofBrianAllen

T-Shirt illustration of a crowd

Zombie punk shirt

T-Shirt illustration of a crowd

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

T-Shirt illustration of a crowd

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

T-Shirt illustration of a crowd

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

T-Shirt illustration of a crowd

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

T-Shirt illustration of a crowd

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

 

Client:

Mooch Clothing

Description:

Crowd of zombies I illustrated coming out of the legendary CBGB club for Mooch Clothing.

Had a great time creating the different punk characters.  Would a mohawk really stay intact on the undead?  I like to think so. Illustrated in Manga Studio 5, and separated for limited color silk-screen.

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Notorious BIG Zombie

T-Shirt illustration of a zombie

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

T-Shirt illustration of a zombie

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

T-Shirt illustration of a zombie

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

 

Client:

Sean Jolly

Description:

I got to test my zombie crafting skills on this parody of the Notorious BIG for a hip-hop apparel line.

Always a fun challenge to try to capture someone’s likeness – before ripping their face away in decay!  We set up the design for limited color silk-screen.

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Zombie Playing GuitarTommy Justice hired me to create this full-color illustration of him as a zombie riffing under the moonlight.

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Client:

Tommy Justice

Description:

Tommy Justice hired me to create this full-color illustration of him as a zombie riffing under the moonlight.

Tommy’s got a really great retro 80s hair metal vibe that I tried to capture here with the artwork.  Proving once again that the zombie craze will never die.  Just like a zombie.

Check out more of my T-Shirt designs here.

Illustration of comic book style hip-hop artists fighting a horde of zombies

Bukshot Album Cover

Client:

Bukshot

Description:

I illustrated this promotional poster and album cover for the hip-hop artist Bukshot who partnered with Violent J from The Insane Clown Posse, Madchild, and JellyRoll.  The album was a special edition, and released in a DVD sized package, which allowed me to create a cool portrait orientation, instead of having to squeeze everything into a tiny square.  Bukshot wanted the four artists illustrated as comic book characters, fighting a horde of zombies.  I enjoyed this so much!

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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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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!

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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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Hockey fight of ghouls and zombies for a halloween themed website background I illustrated for 2BC Sports’ website

2BC Hockey Halloween Background

Client:
Dominic Boshell – 2BC Sports

Description:
Hockey fight of ghouls and zombies for a halloween themed website background I illustrated for 2BC Sports’ website. I was recently hired to modify a previous illustration I had made for the website’s background – changing all the characters from normal human hockey players to zombies, to celebrate the halloween season. The client wanted a detailed illustration of a huge hockey fight in an arena. The illustration was set up so that the different hockey players and refs in the brawl could move along with the content of the site, independently of the background. I created the artwork in Manga Studio, and colored it in Adobe Photoshop.

Client Testimonial:
Thank you for an awesome job once again!
-Dominic Boshell
Owner, 2BC Sports

You can view the website here:
http://2bcsports.com/

Hockey fight of ghouls and zombies for a halloween themed website background I illustrated for 2BC Sports’ website

Hockey fight of ghouls and zombies for a halloween themed website background I illustrated for 2BC Sports’ website

Zombie in graveyard drinking a beer sitting in giant beer mug for halloween t-shirt.

Zombie Lounging in Beer Mug Bar T-Shirt

Client:
Bar Rags

Description:
T-Shirt design I create for Bar Rags, featuring a drunk zombie lounging inside a giant beer mug in a graveyard, titled “Night of the Walking Drunk.” I had a lot of fun with this design, playing with a creepy, but light-hearted style. We created this just in time for their halloween catalog.

This design is available for licensing (for uses other than apparel):

Zombie in graveyard drinking a beer sitting in giant beer mug for halloween t-shirt.

Zombie in graveyard drinking a beer sitting in giant beer mug for halloween t-shirt.

Zombie in graveyard drinking a beer sitting in giant beer mug for halloween t-shirt.

Zombie police officer illustration holding a gun and smoking cigar

Zombie Police Trooper

Client:
Lawrence James

Description:
Illustration of a zombie police officer I created in Manga Studio and Adobe Photoshop for a motorcycle club of state troopers for their club seal and apparel. This was based on a similar design I created a couple years ago with a digitally painted zombie gunslinger. It was a lot of fun to revisit the same concept, but in a different style, and with my skills improved a little.

Zombie police officer illustration holding a gun and smoking cigar

Zombie police officer illustration holding a gun and smoking cigar

Zombie police officer illustration holding a gun and smoking cigar

Children’s book series about zombies

Children’s book series about zombies

Client:
Wendy Knuth

The 2nd book in a chidren’s book series about Zombies I illustrated for Wendy Knuth. I’m very proud of this 32 page story featuring a whole family of creepy but fun zombies driving around town and getting into trouble. I had a lot of fun drawing zombies in a very different way than I typically do. Can’t wait to read this to my kids!

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Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

Zombie Superhero Laser-Engraved Skateboard

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.

While designing, I also had to structure the design so the layout could be changed to fit a T-Shirt as well. I made sure to keep the characters masked on separate layers, that way moving them around at the end was relatively easy.

We also created a silk-screen color version for boards and shirts, using around 6 colors.

Client Testimonial:
They look just as amazing! Everyone is giving compliments about the graphic because it’s very cool!
-Martina Ieffa
Revenga Skateboards

You can purchase it here:
http://www.revengaskateboards.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

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Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

How to ink zombies for a laser-cut skateboard in Manga Studio

Here’s a video of how to ink for a laser-cut skateboard.

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga (www.revengaskateboards.com).

While designing, I also had to structure the design so the layout could be changed to fit a T-Shirt as well. I made sure to keep the characters masked on separate layers, that way moving them around at the end was relatively easy.

We also created a silk-screen color version for boards and shirts, using around 6 colors.

Thanks for watching, please post any questions in the comments.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

–What software do you use?
Manga Studio 5 EX and Adobe Photoshop CC

–What tablet do you use? Wacom Cintiq 24HD, and sometimes a Wacom Companion 1

–What computer do you use?
iMac

–What brushes do you use?
I use variants I created from the stock brushes in Manga Studio 5, as well as brushes I purchased from Ray Frenden.

–How much time does an illustration take?
Projects vary greatly, but I would say a good average would be 8 hours.

–People actually pay you to do this all day?
I know, right?

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Comic Book Zombie Splash Page

Comic Book Zombie Splash Page

Comic Book Zombie Splash Page

Custom illustration I created for a website splash page and fantasy game. I was asked to draw the game’s heroes, who are infected with a mutating virus, along with their sidekicks: a zombie jaguar and a zombie bear. The client and I invisioned a world where not even the plant-life has escaped being mutated by the zombie virus.
I created this in Manga Studio and Adobe Photoshop.

Gangster hip-hop zombie digital painting smoking a cigar

Hip-Hop Zombie Gangsta Digital Painting

Digital painting of a zombie I was commissioned to create for the author Danny King as an avatar and branding identity for his sports blog.  I really enjoy making things look creepy and funny at the same time – I tried to pump a lot of personality into the character.  I seem to really like drawing people and zombies smoking cigars – not sure why that is.  This zombie painting was created in Manga Studio 5, with color adjustments and effects handled in Adobe Photoshop.Gangster hip-hop zombie digital painting smoking a cigar

Gangster hip-hop zombie digital painting smoking a cigar

Gangster hip-hop zombie digital painting smoking a cigar

Gangster hip-hop zombie digital painting smoking a cigar

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

Dumb and Dumber Zombie Tribute Illustration Process

T-Shirt illustration I created as a tribute to one of the greatest films ever made: Dumb and Dumber. The piece is called “Dead and Deader,” and features Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carey) as decaying zombie corpses.

The t-shirt illustration was set up for silk-screening using 6 colors. It was a challenge to find the right color scheme for all these items (the iconic tuxedos, the worm farm, the Shaggin Wagon) with such limited color. But I’m very happy with how it turned out. I also recorded a speed-painting tutorial for my YouTube channel that I’m excited to share.

Check out this speed-painting tutorial video I created showing the entire illustration process:

Dumb and Dumber Zombie Tribute Illustration

Pencil drawing created in Manga Studio 5, using a variation of a pencil brush I purchased from the talented Jonathon Rector.  Ray Frenden also makes fantastic pencil brushes that you should check out.

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

Inks

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

Ink Work-in-progress

The design is now all inked and ready to color.  Coloring is one of the least time-consuming parts of the process for me, but it adds the most to the illustration.

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Detail shot of a pretty bird…pretty bird.

Here are a few detail shots of the illustration.  I tried to cram as many Dumb and Dumber references that I could into the illustration.  Here’s Petey, not looking so good.

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

Detail image

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

Detail image

I really enjoyed drawing the Shaggin Wagon – I hope they bring it back in the sequel.

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

T-Shirt Mockup

And here is the final illustration!  I’m very please with how it turned out.  I created two versions:  a full-color version, and a silk-screen version.  The differences are subtle, but in the silk-screen version, I had to come up with creative ways to create a lot of depth and color using only six colors.

 

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

Full-Color Version

Parody tribute t-shirt illustration of Dumb and Dumber Harry and Lloyd as zombies created by Freelance Illustrator Brian Allen

6-Color Silk-Screen Version

 

 

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Dumb and Dumber Tribute Illustration Coming Soon…

Pretty bird…Pretty bird… Polly want a cracker?

I can’t wait to share this Dumb and Dumber tribute image I’m working on with you next week. I’m really, really happy with it.

Also, I noticed that I’m just two Likes away from 5,000 – how did that happen? Thanks so much, it really means a lot. Have a great weekend!

Dumb and dumber tribute illustration

Dumb and dumber tribute illustration

#dumbanddumber #tribute #illustrations


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Zombie Apocalypse Vodka Poster

Zombie Apocalypse Vodka Poster

Client:

Virus Vodka

Description:

Zombie apocalypse poster I illustrated for the new Vodka brand, Virus Vodka to celebrate their release. The idea was to show a horde of zombies passing by the people drinking the other brands of vodka, and eating only the girl drinking Virus Vodka – because it just tastes better! I provided the client with signed prints, and animated gifs showing the process of the illustration as material to help them promote the brand and gain interest on social media.

Please drink responsibly during a zombie apocalypse.

Zombie Apocalypse Vodka Poster

Zombie Apocalypse Vodka Poster

Detail View

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Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

Moore Zombies

Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

Children's book illustrations featuring a family of creepy but fun zombies.

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

Airbrush Skeleton T-Shirt Illustration

Client:

Explicit Airbrush

Description:

T-Shirt design I illustrated of a skeleton with dual airbrushes for the awesome airbrush shop Explicit Airbrush. The client and owner of the shop is an artist himself, so I had a lot of fun as our collective minds grew this illustration. This design is set up for Direct-to-garment printing.

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

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T-Shirt illustration I created of a Pelican on the beach for Mike's Beach Bar.

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.

T-Shirt illustration I created of a Pelican on the beach for Mike's Beach Bar.

T-Shirt illustration I created of a Pelican on the beach for Mike's Beach Bar.

Click here to see more of my Dark Illustrations

Click here to see more of my custom album cover designs.

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.

T-Shirt illustration I created of a Pelican on the beach for Mike's Beach Bar.

T-Shirt illustration I created of a Pelican on the beach for Mike's Beach Bar.

Click here to see more of my Dark Illustrations

Click here to see more of my custom album cover designs.

Zombie nerd wearing glasses and suspenders for a T-Shirt

Nerd Zombie T-Shirt

Client:

Fit-Out Apparel

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created for my friends at Fit-Out Apparel of a zombie nerd wearing suspenders and learning how to “Get Brain.” I experimented a little with a new style for this piece, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. This design was set up for silk screen, with around 5 colors.

Zombie nerd wearing glasses and suspenders for a T-Shirt

Zombie nerd wearing glasses and suspenders for a T-Shirt

Zombie nerd wearing glasses and suspenders for a T-Shirt

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Logo design with a zombie head and paintball guns

Zombie Paintball Logo Design

Client:

Zombiez Survival Paintball

Description:

Logo design I created for a paintball course in New York called Zombie Survival Paintball. This is a really cool twist on paintball. The course is actually set up with waves of attacking zombies that you have to shoot down to survive.

The client hired me to create the logo for the course. I had a lot of fun with this.

Logo design with a zombie head and paintball guns

Logo design with a zombie head and paintball guns

Logo design with a zombie head and paintball guns

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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

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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Custom Hockey Helmet decals

Custom Hockey Helmet decals

Custom decal set I created for Shaft ID, a company that creates decals for hockey helmets and wraps. This set was made to look like the helmet was being peeled away and showing a zombie underneath.

Custom Hockey Helmet decals

Custom Hockey Helmet decals

Custom Hockey Helmet decals

Custom Hockey Helmet decals

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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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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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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

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

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Rough Sketch

Rough Sketch

Black and White Inks

Black and White Inks

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Mascot character design of a zombie lacrosse player

Zombie Lacrosse Player Mascot

Mascot character design I created of a Zombie lacrosse player for Great Dane Graphics.

I had created a set of zombie sports characters before for these guys and they were a big hit. We decided to approach this batch in a different style – more of a digital painting than the previous comic book style. That was a bit different for me, but I’m pleased with how they turned out.

Mascot character design of a zombie lacrosse player

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Mascot character design of a zombie baseball player

Zombie Sports Mascots Digital Painting

Mascot character design I created of a Zombie baseball player for Great Dane Graphics.

I had created a set of zombie sports characters before for these guys and they were a big hit.  We decided to approach this batch in a different style – more of a digital painting than the previous comic book style.  That was a bit different for me, but I’m pleased with how they turned out.

Mascot character design of a zombie baseball player

Mascot character design of a zombie baseball player

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Mascot character design of a zombie basketball player

Zombie Basketball Player

Mascot character design I created of a Zombie basketball player for Great Dane Graphics.

I had created a set of zombie sports characters before for these guys and they were a big hit. We decided to approach this batch in a different style – more of a digital painting than the previous comic book style. That was a bit different for me, but I’m pleased with how they turned out.

Mascot character design of a zombie basketball player

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T-Shirt illustration of Zombies in a Bakken oil field I created for Hard Ride Clothing.

Roughneck Zombies T-Shirt Design

Client:

Hard Ride Clothing

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created for Hard Ride Clothing. The client wanted something creepy that would appeal to truckers and oil workers in his market. I designed this zombie-infested Bakken oil field design for silk-screening, using four colors.

T-Shirt illustration of zombie roughnecks on a Bakken oil rig

T-Shirt illustration of zombie roughnecks on a Bakken oil rig

T-Shirt illustration of zombie roughnecks on a Bakken oil rig

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Zombie mascot character design of a hockey player

Zombie Sports Hockey Mascot Character Design

This is part of a series of mascot character designs I created for Great Dane Graphics. We had a lot of working finding different ways to portray zombies as believeable sports mascots.

Zombie mascot character design of a hockey player

Zombie mascot character design of a hockey player

 

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Zombie mascot character design of a football player.

Zombie Sports Football Mascot Character Design

This is part of a series of mascot character designs I created for Great Dane Graphics. We had a lot of working finding different ways to portray zombies as believeable sports mascots.

Zombie mascot character design of a football player.

Zombie mascot character design of a football player.

 

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Zombie mascot character design of a soccer player.

Zombie Sports Soccer Mascot Character Design

This is part of a series of mascot character designs I created for Great Dane Graphics. We had a lot of working finding different ways to portray zombies as believeable sports mascots.

Zombie mascot character design of a soccer player.

Zombie mascot character design of a soccer player.

 

 

 

 

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Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Client:

The Zombie Trader

Description:

Half human, half zombie Character design illustrations I created for a stock trading website specializing in trading Zombie Stocks.

This was a really fun project, because the client had put a lot of thought before hand into the back-story, look, and attitude of the characters. After a few rounds of sketches, we landed on a design that we were all really happy with. The characters will be used on their website and in promotional materials.

Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Character Design

Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Lady-Z

Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Zycho

Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Zeo

Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Coach-Z

Character Designs for Stock Trading Website

Concept sketches and lineart

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Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

Zombie with headphones T-Shirt Illustration

Client:

Straying From Madness

Description:

T-Shirt zombie illustration I created for the Mexico City heavy metal band, Straying From Madness.

The illustration was designed to fit their current brand image I designed, which is based on creepy but colorful and fun zombie characters. This design was set up for silk-screening. Four colors.

Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

T-Shirt mockup

Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

Concept sketch

Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

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Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

Client:

Moonshine Zombie

Description:

Redneck zombie Illustration I created for a bottle label for a new brand of spirits called Moonshine Zombie.

Each variety will have a different zombie character portrayed, with a personality matching the type of spirit. I tried to pick bright, vibrant colors that would contrast nicely with the carmel color of the whiskey. I’ve been drawing zombies for a while now, but this is the first zombie squirrel I’ve ever attempted.
Graphic design by Paul Jones.

Moonshine Zombie Whiskey label illustration

Label graphic

Die-cut label on bottle

Die-cut label on bottle

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Book cover illustration of zombies

Zombie Illustration for Book Cover

Client:

Description:

Custom illustration I created for a new book by Des Parker called Lord of the Zombies. The illustration features all the main characters fighting a horde of zombies.

The book is a very fun and humorous take on the Zombie Apocalypse. And yes, that is a duck slicing through a zombie – you definitely have to read this book. Coming soon to Amazon.

Testimonial:

I am blown away. It is brilliant, you have done a stunning job. It is one of the best cover illustrations I have ever seen.

Book cover illustration of zombies

Book Cover

Book cover illustration of zombies

Book cover product view

Book cover illustration of zombies Detail View

Book cover illustration of zombies

Detail view

Book cover illustration of zombies

Concept sketches

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Illustration of a zombie baseball player swinging a bat

Zombie Baseball Player

Mascot character illustration for a stock trading website specializing in info about “Zombie Stocks.” Yes, zombies are so popular right now, that they even have stocks named after them.

Illustration of a zombie baseball player swinging a bat

Illustration of a zombie baseball player swinging a bat

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Illustration of a zombie eating a heart for a dirtbike decal

Lethal Threat Zombie Decal

Illustration of a zombie eating a heart for a dirtbike decal

On Template

Illustration of a zombie eating a heart for a dirtbike decal

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Illustration of a zombie eating a heart for a dirtbike decal

I recently had the pleasure of working with Lethal Threat, a huge name in the graphic decal business.  I came up with this concept of a zombie enjoying a “hearty” snack.  Originally designed as a graphic decal for a bike’s tank.  I probably don’t need to say this, but I had a lot of fun with this!

Undead Zombie Gunslinger digital painting

Invision Artworks Undead Gunslinger

Detailed digital painting I created of a zombie cowboy for Invision Artworks.  This dude will most likely be uses on dirtbikes and quads.  I’m really excited to have my artwork added to their already impressive lineup of cool graphics.  This was created mainly in Manga Studio, but I had some help from Photoshop as well.  The guns were a particularly challenging, but I’m  happy with how they turned out.

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Zombie Buck T-Shirt Illustration Detail

Zombie Buck T-Shirt

Zombie Buck Zombie Buck Zombie Buck

Hockey player zombie decal illustration

Lethal Threat Designs

I recently had the pleasure of working with Lethal Threat, a huge name in the graphic decal business.  I came up with this concept of a zombie enjoying a “hearty” snack.  Originally designed as a graphic decal for a bike’s tank.  I probably don’t need to say this, but I had a lot of fun with this!

Snack

On Template

On Template

Detail View

Detail View

Lethal Threat Zombie Hockey Player Lethal Threat Zombie Hockey Player

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