Entries by Brian Allen

This was a rejected sketch I was working on for a client (just the result of a miscommunication). I really dug it – I might finish it up sometime in the future. I save all the rejected sketches I have in a sad, depressing folder of shame. I find I can often reuse most ideas in other situtations, so it helps to never throw them away completely. Does anyone do anything similar?‍…#art #alligator #jungleart #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tshirtdesign #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

One of the coolest moments of my career: Hulk Hogan himself signing the illustration he hired me to create, now proudly hanging in my studio. I've been working at a freelance artist constantly for almost seven years now, and it's not an easy path. There are huge ups and down – so I'm not going to lie, it's so great to have some of these moments every once in a while to let you know you're at least making an impact somewhere!….#hulkhogan #wweart #wweartwork #andrethegiant #worldwidewrestling #wwenetwork #appareldesign #tshirtdesign #tshirtartist #screenprintart#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

One of my favorite projects from last year: a t-shirt illustration for Crytivo Games’ hit title "The Universim", a really cool world building game. If you’ve ever played the game before, you’ll recognize these cute little spherical people that are the inhabitants of the world you build. It was challenging to give the characters emotion and energy without using mouths (not to mention feet!). The illustration was used for a t-shirt and poster for the Gamescom conference. @crytivo#appareldesign #tshirtdesign #tshirtartist #screenprintart #dtg#art #gameart #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

Here was an illustration I created earlier this year for my friends at @SpiralDirect of a skull, antique guns, and a pile of roses. Trying to come up with a style that blends my lineart driven apprach with a litttle more digital painting rendering. Does this look too comic-booky to be considered dark and serious?….#appareldesign #tshirtdesign #tshirtartist #screenprintart #dtg#skullart #skulls #skulldesign #darkartist #darkart #skullartwork

Here's the finished design! I decided to color this totally different than anything in the series and in my portfolio. Signed art prints available now in my shop! Since I was doing this for myself, I thought it would be a good opportunity to make a purple skull – clients get skiddish when I suggest that.https://www.flylanddesigns.com/shop/….#skullart #skull #psychedelicart #meditation #trippyart #cannabisart #mushroomart #marijuanaartist #cannabiscommunity

This is insane, check out how great my eyeballs and teeth seamless pattern turned out on this shirt! Special thanks to Californicated Republic for making this happen and turning one of my favorite personal designs into a real thing.Grab one http://californicatedrepublic.com/….#skaterart #420 #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #art #Californicated #hightimes #cannabisbrand #cannabis #weed #weedstagram #topshelf #cbd #indica #sativa #hybrid #marijuanaart

So thrilled to have been asked to design the poster for this year's Jack Herer Cup, an event celebrating the life of the "Emperor of Hemp." Tommy Chong will be at the event (hope I get to meet him!), so we decided to draw him and Jack driving the van from Up in Smoke through the vegas strip. Had a lot of fun with this! My wife and I are going to Vegas for the first time to attend the event and sell signed copies of the poster. Can't wait to ditch the kids for a few days and experience Vegas!!!….#VegasWeedWeek #vegasbaby#vegascannabis #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #lasvegascannabiscommunity #leafly #cannabiscup #jackherercup #jackherercup2018 #cannabisart

Here's the finished Vector illustration I created for Yellow Jacket's line of fitness gear – the client was really pleased with it! This cleaner style is a little different than my usual stuff, but for this logo, we needed something that would print really nice and clean at a small size in limited color, so vector was the way to go.#logodesign #logodesigner #logoconcept #logoart #logoinspiration#fitness #fitspo #gainz #getstrong #weightraining #shredding

Don't forget to gear up for the mid-terms! Trump Zombie I drew available under my clothing brand with the talented @johnjserrato called @californicatedrepublic This is part of our Stoner Gore series!Available now at http://californicatedrepublic.com/ …#zombie #420 #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #art #Californicated #hightimes #cannabisbrand #cannabis #weed #weedstagram #topshelf #cbd #indica #sativa #hybrid #trump #marijuana #art #BrianAllen

I'm on Adventures In Design podcast discussing the creation of Gritty!!! I'm truly humbled to be one of the guests on this show. My art heroes have all been a part of this show, and I've learned so much from it. Pretty surreal to be on the other side. Please give it a listen, and subscribe to Mark's show – it's the most informative and enjoyable design podcast period.https://bit.ly/2D5pFU4….#philadelphiaflyers @grittynhl #nhl #hockey #aid #adventuresindesign #podcast #characterdesign #mascotdesign #circleoftrust