Entries by Brian Allen

I created these concept illustrations of a steampunk family of adventurers for an educational publisher called Bogardpress.  The character designs will be used to illustrate their educational materials and lessons.  Each year the team uses a different theme and concept to tie their lessons together.  I really enjoyed the whole process, from developing the characters in sketches, to coloring and rendering the final versions.  I tried to add a bit of style into the characters to keep them from becoming generic.  I especially enjoyed creating the robot character.⠀#art #illustration #characterdesign #steampunk #freelance #FlylandDesigns New Artwork From Instagram

Digitally painted t-shirt illustration of an evil skull with wings and barbaric weapons I created for the dark apparel company Spiral Direct. This was inspired by a similar design I had done in the past, but taken in a more realistic rendering direction. It was a lot of fun exploring the same subject matter in a different style – it’s a great way to discover the limitations and strengths of a particular method.⠀#art #illustration #skull #tshirt #freelance #FlylandDesigns New Artwork From Instagram

#StephenBunnell of #Cryface Design has been one of my favorite #t-shirt #artists for quite some time – check out his work RIGHT NOW. He uses the #ClipStudioPaint #brushes I sell on my website and had these kind words to say about them:⠀ “Brian’s brushes are some of the most useful and robust tools that a digital illustrator using manga studio can have.” – Stephen Bunnell (Cryface Design)⠀Thanks so much man, means the world to me! New Artwork From Instagram

Digitally painted illustration of an angry Rottweiler taking a bite out of a big Piston for the racing brand Commando Racing Gear.  This was a fun challenge to work on, because drawing realistic dogs, especially specific breeds, can be very tricky to get just right.  I’m pretty happy with the result.  This design will be separated to print with simulated process silk-screening and sold at drag racing shows and shops.⠀#art #illustration #tshirt #rottweiler #racing #freelance #FlylandDesigns New Artwork From Instagram

The artist Jared Moraitis (aka #BeastPop ) has been an ENORMOUS source of inspiration and motivation for years. So I was BLOWN AWAY when I found out he was using the #MangaStudio #Brushes I created in some of his work. Here's his kind testimonial: “Digital inking is something I reluctantly embraced due to necessity. I didn’t care for it at first, but that changed when I discovered Brian Allen’s sets of amazing inking tools for #ClipPaintStudioPaint. I’m amazed not only at the range of brushes he has created and made available, but also by the wonderful variety of lines, strokes and effects I am able to easily create with them." – Jared Moraitis ( #BeastWreck ). Check out the brusheshttp://clipstudiopaintbrushes.com New Artwork From Instagram

The band Hang The Jester hired me to create this detailed illustration of an evil jester made of a skull and horns for their latest album cover. The band asked me to create something with a very limited color scheme, and a lot of pen and ink detail. Unlike many of my other designs which are often 100% digital, I drew and inked this design on paper with technical pens and a brush.⠀#art #illustration #album #cover #skull #freelance #FlylandDesigns New Artwork From Instagram

I created this mascot character for the internet security firm Talos, of a cyborg cyber-crime-fighter.  The brand approached me with the task of designing a character that would be used on their website and other marketing materials.  We went through a few sketches in the beginning, exploring different options, and eventually arrived at the idea of having a realistic looking, futuristic cyborg, projecting the logo from its arm.#art #illustration #charactor #robot #mascot #freelance #FlylandDesigns New Artwork From Instagram

I was hired to design this logo paying tribute to the Phantom, or Fantomet as he’s known in Norway, for apparel and a vehicle wrap for the russefeiring tradition.  If you haven’t heard of it, basically russefeiring involves an entire class of Norwegian students renting a bus (a Russebuss), painting every inch of it with really cool street art, and then partying in it night and day for an entire month during graduation.  The different classes wear their designs ever where they go as they clash with rival classes.  I’ve done a bunch of these now, and really enjoy it.#art #illustration #russ #logo #phantom #freelance #FlylandDesigns New Artwork From Instagram

"Hey Brian, is there anywhere we can hear you drone on about how great you are for an hour and a half?"So glad you asked! Abbott at The Creative Cohorts Podcast did me the honor recently of interviewing me about art stuff if you care to give it a listen. https://soundcloud.com/creativecohortspodcast/episode33The host did an awesome job of picking me apart – I was seriously reflecting on some of the answers I gave for a couple days. Kind of like free therapy.This is my first time doing something like this, so I'd really apprecaite your feedback.#art #podcast #hotair New Artwork From Instagram