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

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

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

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

I'm so excited to be sharing this – some of my work was published in Black and White Volume 2 by Out of Step Books, a collection of artwork from some of my favorite artists, like Freak City and Ben Kwok (Bioworkz). Words can't describe how flattered I am. Seems like I must be doing something right!Can't wait to pick up my copy at OutOfStepBooks

I'm so excited to be sharing this – some of my work was published in Black and White Volume 2 by Out of Step Books, a collection of artwork from some of my favorite artists, like Freak City and Ben Kwok (Bioworkz). Words can't describe how flattered I am. Seems like I must be doing something right!Can't wait to pick up my copy at OutOfStepBooks Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I'm so excited to be sharing this - some of my work was published in Black and White Volume 2 by Out of Step Books, a collection of artwork from some of my favorite artists, like Freak City and Ben Kwok (Bioworkz). Words can't describe how flattered I am.  Seems like I must be doing something right!Can't wait to pick up my copy at OutOfStepBooks

Here's another illustration I created for the zombie children's book Moore Zombies: Gimme Noodle, the second in the series. Probably the best children's book about zombies you'll ever read. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1514310600/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DUyIwb0A0ZH3S

Here's another illustration I created for the zombie children's book Moore Zombies: Gimme Noodle, the second in the series. Probably the best children's book about zombies you'll ever read. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1514310600/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DUyIwb0A0ZH3S Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's another illustration I created for the zombie children's book Moore Zombies:  Gimme Noodle, the second in the series.  Probably the best children's book about zombies you'll ever read.  Check it out here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1514310600/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DUyIwb0A0ZH3S

Digital inking tutorial in Manga Studio 5 with commentary

Inking Tutorial With Custom Brushes in Manga Studio 5 (with Commentary)

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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.

100+ Brushes Available for $2.99 here:
https://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 ink a piece of artwork.

You’ll also hear tips on:

-How to ink digitally from a pencil drawing in Manga Studio 5

-Converting pencil drawing to blue line for easier inking

-Always have a second window of your artwork open zoomed out at a small size

-What brush settings and brush presets I use when inking

-Start with the outlines or key lines when inking, and then go back in and add rendering and shading.

-Using the feathering technique to shape unique line work.

-Inking with quick, fluid motions to produce more natural, expressive lines

-Recommendation of the Razer Nostromo gaming pad for digital artists

-How to use the Lasso Fill tool in Manga Studio to create expressive ink shapes

-Being careful not too add too much detail and rendering – remember that you need to leave room for the coloring!

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

Here's a quick and easy method to drag all of your brushes into Manga Studio 5 (Clip Studio Paint) and import them all at once.https://youtu.be/m__yCFJWdvw

Here's a quick and easy method to drag all of your brushes into Manga Studio 5 (Clip Studio Paint) and import them all at once.https://youtu.be/m__yCFJWdvw Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's a quick and easy method to drag all of your brushes into Manga Studio 5 (Clip Studio Paint) and import them all at once.https://youtu.be/m__yCFJWdvw

Here's the finished logo design created for a gym's new line of apparel. Thrilled with how this turned out. If you're interested in using this imagery for a logo (for any other business than a gym), please contact me for info about licensing. I think it could have a lot of uses.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#logodesign #dragon #stgeorge #gym#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Here's the finished logo design created for a gym's new line of apparel. Thrilled with how this turned out. If you're interested in using this imagery for a logo (for any other business than a gym), please contact me for info about licensing. I think it could have a lot of uses.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#logodesign #dragon #stgeorge #gym#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's the finished logo design created for a gym's new line of apparel.  Thrilled with how this turned out.  If you're interested in using this imagery for a logo (for any other business than a gym), please contact me for info about licensing.  I think it could have a lot of uses.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#logodesign #dragon #stgeorge #gym#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Here's a new piece of artwork I created in Manga Studio 5 for a t-shirt design. Long story, but the client who commissioned this ended up being a Die Hard movie villain – so this design won't get printed. Available for licensing, contact me if interested Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#skeleton #skull #licensing#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Here's a new piece of artwork I created in Manga Studio 5 for a t-shirt design. Long story, but the client who commissioned this ended up being a Die Hard movie villain – so this design won't get printed. Available for licensing, contact me if interested Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#skeleton #skull #licensing#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's a new piece of artwork I created in Manga Studio 5 for a t-shirt design.  Long story, but the client who commissioned this ended up being a Die Hard movie villain - so this design won't get printed.  Available for licensing, contact me if interested Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#skeleton #skull #licensing#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Happy Valentine's Day! I love you all! except for Eric …. no on likes Eric.#valentine #cupid #Pentel #ink

Happy Valentine's Day! I love you all! except for Eric …. no on likes Eric.#valentine #cupid #Pentel #ink Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Happy Valentine's Day!  I love you all! except for Eric .... no on likes Eric.#valentine #cupid #Pentel #ink

Just a dab of awesome sauce! Happy Friday!#ink #Pentel #drawing

Just a dab of awesome sauce! Happy Friday!#ink #Pentel #drawing Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Just a dab of awesome sauce! Happy Friday!#ink #Pentel #drawing

Detail shot of a dragon logo I created for a gym earlier this year in Manga Studio 5.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#logo #dragon#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Detail shot of a dragon logo I created for a gym earlier this year in Manga Studio 5.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#logo #dragon#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Detail shot of a dragon logo I created for a gym earlier this year in Manga Studio 5.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#logo #dragon#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Just got a package of cool stuff from Strange Kids Club – a really unique comic parody of 80s Saturday Morning cartoons called Bronar, written by Rondal Scott III, and illustrated by a ton of talented artists, including one of my favorites, Michael Anderson.I was tasked with illustrating the poster, which is now proudly hanging in my studio!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#strangekidsclub #bronar #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Just got a package of cool stuff from Strange Kids Club – a really unique comic parody of 80s Saturday Morning cartoons called Bronar, written by Rondal Scott III, and illustrated by a ton of talented artists, including one of my favorites, Michael Anderson.I was tasked with illustrating the poster, which is now proudly hanging in my studio!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#strangekidsclub #bronar #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Just got a package of cool stuff from Strange Kids Club - a really unique comic parody of 80s Saturday Morning cartoons called Bronar, written by Rondal Scott III, and illustrated by a ton of talented artists, including one of my favorites, Michael Anderson.I was tasked with illustrating the poster, which is now proudly hanging in my studio!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#strangekidsclub #bronar #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Here's the finished packaging design I did for Yellow Dog Pet ID tags. It's a die-cut cardboard point-of-purchase display, that advertises these cool laser-cut id tags. This was easily one of my favorite projects all year – I want to party with these guys.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#packaging #pets #dog #cat #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Here's the finished packaging design I did for Yellow Dog Pet ID tags. It's a die-cut cardboard point-of-purchase display, that advertises these cool laser-cut id tags. This was easily one of my favorite projects all year – I want to party with these guys.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#packaging #pets #dog #cat #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Here's the finished packaging design I did for Yellow Dog Pet ID tags.  It's a die-cut cardboard point-of-purchase display, that advertises these cool laser-cut id tags.  This was easily one of my favorite projects all year - I want to party with these guys.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#packaging #pets #dog #cat #mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

I took Michael out for a walk this weekend

I took Michael out for a walk this weekend Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I took Michael out for a walk this weekend

Inking the three little pigs and the big bad something or other…#ink #mangastudio5

Inking the three little pigs and the big bad something or other…#ink #mangastudio5 Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Inking the three little pigs and the big bad something or other...#ink #mangastudio5

New Manga Studio Resources and Guides Page

Manga Studio Resources Page

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 https://www.flylanddesigns.com/manga-studio-resources/

My artwork published in Out of Step Books “Black and White Vol. 2”

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 12.39.32 PMI’m so excited to be sharing this – some of my work was published in Black and White Volume 2 by Out of Step Books, a collection of artwork from some of my favorite artists, like Freak City and Ben Kwok (Bioworkz).

Words can’t describe how flattered I am. Seems like I must be doing something right!

Can’t wait to pick up my copy at OutOfStepBooksScreenshot_2015-12-31-13-35-42-700px

Custom Manga Studio shading brushes

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

100+ Brushes Available for $2.99 here:
https://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.

I know you've probably seen enough punk cartoon dogs with microphones, but you haven't seen this one! Detail of a design I worked on for packaging design for a pet product. More to come… Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#dog #rock #packaging#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

I know you've probably seen enough punk cartoon dogs with microphones, but you haven't seen this one! Detail of a design I worked on for packaging design for a pet product. More to come… Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#dog #rock #packaging#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
I know you've probably seen enough punk cartoon dogs with microphones, but you haven't seen this one!  Detail of a design I worked on for packaging design for a pet product.  More to come... Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#dog #rock #packaging#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

It's always freakin awesome to see people getting my artwork tattooed on their bodies – makes me pretty embarrassed that I don't have any of my own artwork as a tattoo yet. I've been giving it serious thought – I'm terrible with decisions.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#tattoo #skull#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

It's always freakin awesome to see people getting my artwork tattooed on their bodies – makes me pretty embarrassed that I don't have any of my own artwork as a tattoo yet. I've been giving it serious thought – I'm terrible with decisions.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#tattoo #skull#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
It's always freakin awesome to see people getting my artwork tattooed on their bodies - makes me pretty embarrassed that I don't have any of my own artwork as a tattoo yet.  I've been giving it serious thought - I'm terrible with decisions.Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#tattoo #skull#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Finished colors on this design I created for a racing apparel brand called Commando Racing. I was tasked to design the mascot character and logo from scratch to go on all their marketing materials. As usual, my clients are way cooler than me!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#commandoracing #racing #skull#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Finished colors on this design I created for a racing apparel brand called Commando Racing. I was tasked to design the mascot character and logo from scratch to go on all their marketing materials. As usual, my clients are way cooler than me!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#commandoracing #racing #skull#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Finished colors on this design I created for a racing apparel brand called Commando Racing.  I was tasked to design the mascot character and logo from scratch to go on all their marketing materials.  As usual, my clients are way cooler than me!Illustrated by Brian Allen, FlylandDesigns.com#commandoracing #racing #skull#mangastudio #photoshop #illustration #tshirt #art #instaart #instaartist #picoftheday #igdaily #followme

Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt

Halloween At The Beach Cartoon Characters

<h4>Client:</h4>
Personal Artwork
<h4>Description:</h4>
I created this series of four halloween illustrations of classic movie monsters vacationing at the beach for a Halloween festival I attended. I drew a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt. I tried to keep the theme and layout from piece to piece consistent, while using a Fall Halloween color scheme.

You can purchase signed prints of the artwork here:
<a href=”https://www.flylanddesigns.com/shop/”>https://www.flylanddesigns.com/shop/</a>

These images are available for licensing at <a href=”https://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/”>https://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/</a>

 

Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt Halloween illustrations of a witch surfing a wave on her broomstick, a kid building a sandcastle on top of a buried zombie, a vampire getting a moon-tan, and a mummy being unravelled by a seagull exposing a little mummy butt