Entries by Brian Allen

Here's a finshed shot of the meditating mystic illustration I created for a client last year – ended up being one of my favorite pieces. They really let me explore and experiment with the concept which always makes for a better piece, in my opinion.#art #mystic #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq#psychedelicart #meditation #trippyart #cannabisart #mushroomart #marijuanaartist #cannabiscommunity

Been wanting to do this for a long time: I've partnered with my friend John J Serrato to create our own apparel brand, called Californicated Republic! I'll be rolling out all the designs available featuring my cannabis-themed artwork throughout the next couple weeks. Our first design features my Cheech and Chong zombies I illustrated in Clip Studio [email protected] Available now at http://californicatedrepublic.com/ ….#420 #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #art #Californicated #hightimes #cannabisbrand #cannabis #weed #weedstagram #topshelf #cbd #indica #sativa #hybrid #cheechandchong #marijuana #art#BrianAllen

Please come out and see me at Lehigh Valley Comic Con tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th! They've invited me to be a featured guest which is quite humbling, and I'll even be talking at my first panel *GULP* – pretty terrified about that! I've got art prints, stickers, and coasters to peddle! Come say hi!http://www.lehighvalleycomicconvention.com/#lehighvalleycomiccon #art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

So this is cool – Clip Studio Paint and Wacom are hosting a webinar tomorrow with me! If you love hearing me talk about myself (and a little about Clip Studio Paint) then please check it out. I'm going to be demonstrating my favorite things about the drawing software, and showing some lesser-known tricks. Complete with a smooth Q&A finish. Special thanks to @Wacom and @ClipStudioPaint for giving me this opportunity, and literally being the backbone of my career!#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

This is one of the most unique projects I've had in a while: I've been comissioned by a private collector to transform this old Judge Dredd pinball playfield into an unofficial Breaking Bad theme! They mailed it over to me – I photographed it and digitized it, and I've been drawing characters from the show all over it. The final prodcut will be printed on vinyl and applied. I'm about half finished. Can't wait to share!#pinballart #pinballartwork #pinball #pinballmachine #playfield #backglass #freelanceart

Could I get your help? I submitted these skateboard designs to a Threadless contest, and I think some of them have a good chance of being picked – they already have a ton of votes :)Could you go vote for them real quick? I hate asking for that, and I usually don't, but these designs really special to me and I'd love to see them on a board.https://www.threadless.com/@flylanddesigns#skateboardart #skateboardartist #skateboard #tikiart #tikibar #beachart #tikitotem #surfart #tikiartist #beach #zombies https://www.threadless.com/skateboard-challenge/

Here's the character turnaround illustration I originally created for the Flyers that was sent to the costume company, Character Translations Inc to make Gritty into a the big ball of orange fur we all love or hate! I originally submitted 25 different 20-minute rough sketches of what the mascot could be, and the Art Directors picked something very similar to what Gritty looks like today. We went through many different variations (such as adding wings, a tail, different colors, teeth, etc) before arriving at this turnaround. **I will probably do a live dawing session Friday afternoon around 2pm EST on my YouTube channel and social media if you want to join, I'd be happy to answer any questions about the process.#philadelphiaflyers @grittynhl #nhl #hockey#mascot #characterdesign #characterdesigner #conceptartist #mascotdesign #characterart

Leatherface illustration I created for Discraft's halloween line of Disc Golf discs. They are one of my all-time favorite clients. They always send me big boxes of Discraft swag. The disc golf community has responded really kindly to these – such a laid-back, friendly crowd!#discgolf #discraft #leatherface #leatherfaceart #texaschainsawmassacre#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tshirtdesign #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

I will be giving away these trading cards I made with my artwork at Monster-Mania Con in Hunt Valley, Maryland TODAY through Sunday (Sept. 28-30)! Please come out and see me if you're in the area! I thought it would be cool to make a new trading card every couple months – I'll slip them in to every order through my shop from now on. Love how they turned out!#tradingcard #monstermaniacon #labrat #art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

Here is how I designed Gritty, the new Flyers Mascot. The attention this has been getting is humbling, exciting, and sometimes terrifying! I'd like to thank Character Translations Inc. for their hard work bringing my drawing to life, the great Art Directors at the Flyers who made this such an enjoyable process, the man inside the Gritty suit, and of course the fans who have shared their opinions with me (good and bad). I'm humbled to have been a part of this process, and I sincerely believe that Gritty's going to earn your respect.#philadelphiaflyers @grittynhl #nhl #hockey #mascot #characterdesign #characterdesigner #conceptartist #mascotdesign #characterart

This was my design for the offical Philadelphia Flyers Mascot, Gritty that the team hired me to illustrate. You can see that the costume company, Character Translations Inc, had to make some modifications to the face to make it work as a costume. It's been pretty overwhelming to see all the attention the mascot has been getting. I'm really proud to have been a part of this – The Flyers even bought my family tickets to a game in October, so I can meet Gritty in person!#philadelphiaflyers @grittynhl #nhl #hockey#mascot #characterdesign #characterdesigner #conceptartist #mascotdesign #characterart

Philadelphia Flyers Mascot Design

The Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL hockey team, hired me to design the costume for their new mascot, completely from scratch.
I began the project by sketching over 20 different possible mascots, including, bats, bulls, groundhogs, dragons, tough guys, yetis, and even a flying squirrel.

Check out this series of graphics I created for these Disc Golf discs produced by Discraft for their Halloween catalog. We took their famous Bee mascot, and drew him in the likeness of famous movie monsters, like Leatherface and Jason from Friday the 13th. This one was based on Michael Myers. We also created a one-color foil version too. Anyone play Disc Golf know of Discraft?#discraft #discgolf #michaelmyers #halloweenart#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tshirtdesign #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

Here's a picture of Howard the Duck I drew – Howard was the first and best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – How great would it be if Howard is he one to defeat Thanos, and the series could end where it began? Go back and watch this movie, it's bonkers.#howardtheduck howardtheduckfanart #mcuart #marvel#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tshirtdesign #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq

Finally able to share this – tiki art ink drawings I designed for a set of laser-engraved wood coasters I've been working on for some time. Wait until you see these things, they came out so great. More to come soon! Available now for pre-order now in my shop. #tikiart #tikibar #beachart #tikitotem #surfart #tikiartist #beach #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq #coasters

Sportsmen friends: would you wear this? This is another apparel design I illustrated for @TakeABreakClothing that I was really happy with. I wanted to steer away from the fully-rendered painterly style that most fishing apparel artists use and instead make it line-art heavy to give it more contrast. That's challenging, because things can start to look cartoonish real quick if you're not careful.#fishingart #outdoorsart #sportsmen#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tshirtdesign #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq#appareldesign #tshirtdesign #tshirtartist #screenprintart #dtg

Check out this great digital painting by Dave Green @macm0nkey using my Clip Studio Paint brushes. Can I ask a HUGE favor? If you are an artist and have created something using my brushes (available at clipstudiopaintbrushes.com), can you please tag me or send the image to me? I want to post some examples of what others can do with my brushes. So awesome to see what others are creating! http://clipstudiopaintbrushes.com/#clipstudiopaint #mangastudio5 #custombrushes