The inking of Salty Dog Vapor.

The inking of Salty Dog Vapor. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
The inking of Salty Dog Vapor.

The sketch I did on a logo I did for a vaping shop called Salty Dog Vapor.

The sketch I did on a logo I did for a vaping shop called Salty Dog Vapor. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
The sketch I did on a logo I did for a vaping shop called Salty Dog Vapor.

I did this mascot illustration of a bulldog football player for Great Dane Graphics.

I did this mascot illustration of a bulldog football player for Great Dane Graphics. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I did this mascot illustration of a bulldog football player for Great Dane Graphics.

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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T-Shirt illustration of gecko cartoon characters on the beach

Gecko On The Beach T-Shirt Design

Client:

Gecko Hospitality

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created for the catering company, Gecko Hospitality. My client hired me to illustrate a colorful representation of their Gecko mascot enjoying a drink at the beach for promotion and events.

T-Shirt illustration of gecko cartoon characters on the beach

T-Shirt illustration of gecko cartoon characters on the beach

T-Shirt Design Mockup

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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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A logo design I created of a panda smoking a hookah for 3P Hookah Lounge.

A logo design I created of a panda smoking a hookah for 3P Hookah Lounge. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
A logo design I created of a panda smoking a hookah for 3P Hookah Lounge.

The final medusa. You can buy this shirt at www.fitoutapparel.com

The final medusa. You can buy this shirt at www.fitoutapparel.com Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
The final medusa. You can buy this shirt at www.fitoutapparel.com

Skeleton outlaw cowboy holding a smoking gun and playing cards

Skull Outlaw Racing Logo Design

Client:

Outlaw 10.5 Racing

Description:

Custom logo design I created for Outlaw 10.5, a racing company in Australia. This was an update of his existing logo that needed a complete re-imagining. The logo features a skeleton outlaw holding a smoking gun, and a 10 and 5 of diamonds.

Skeleton outlaw cowboy holding a smoking gun and playing cards

Skeleton outlaw cowboy holding a smoking gun and playing cards

Detail View

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Medusa in the inked stage.

Medusa in the inked stage. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Medusa in the inked stage.

A sketch of medusa for a t-shirt I am doing for Fit-Out Apparel.

A sketch of medusa for a t-shirt I am doing for Fit-Out Apparel. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
A sketch of medusa for a t-shirt I am doing for Fit-Out Apparel.

Warehouse and munitions room background illustrations for a website app game

Zombie apocalypse game backgrounds

Background images I created for a website / app game about a zombie apocalypse. I also created the characters for this game. The game is still in development – looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Warehouse and munitions room background illustrations for a website app game

Outside Weapons Locker Background

Warehouse and munitions room background illustrations for a website app game

Ammunitions room background for web app

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An illustration of a bear with a soccer ball. This illustration was done for Great Dane.

An illustration of a bear with a soccer ball. This illustration was done for Great Dane. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
An illustration of a bear with a soccer ball. This illustration was done for Great Dane.

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton Biker T-Shirt Design

Client:

Gage Bros.

Description:

Custom t-shirt design I created for a chop shop called Gage Bros. I always love working on Direct-To-Garment designs like this one, because I’m not confined by how many colors I can use. We decided the best way to illustrate the biker shop was with a skeleton rider.
Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Black and White lineart

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Concept Sketch

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I illustrated this tiger playing basketball for Great Dane Graphics animal sports mascots.

I illustrated this tiger playing basketball for Great Dane Graphics animal sports mascots. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I illustrated this tiger playing basketball for Great Dane Graphics animal sports mascots.

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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Logo of Flyland Designs

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!

Pelican illustration I did for the beach bar t-shirt series.

Pelican illustration I did for the beach bar t-shirt series. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Pelican illustration I did for the beach bar t-shirt series.

The second illustration I did for some beach bar t-shirts. This one is of a lounging lizard.

The second illustration I did for some beach bar t-shirts. This one is of a lounging lizard. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
The second illustration I did for some beach bar t-shirts. This one is of a lounging lizard.