This album cover was done for a hardcore metal band called Killing for Christ.

This album cover was done for a hardcore metal band called Killing for Christ. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This album cover was done for a hardcore metal band called Killing for Christ.

T-shirt design I designed for FF Mafia Apparel called "prey".

T-shirt design I designed for FF Mafia Apparel called "prey". Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
T-shirt design I designed for FF Mafia Apparel called "prey".

Illustration of a zombie eating itself. I am selling this design on Design By Humans it is now 20% off for the rest of the month using the code : freerides. If you are interested go to http://bit.ly/1mpjZEV

Illustration of a zombie eating itself. I am selling this design on Design By Humans it is now 20% off for the rest of the month using the code : freerides. If you are interested go to http://bit.ly/1mpjZEV Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Illustration of a zombie eating itself. I am selling this design on Design By Humans it is now 20% off for the rest of the month using the code : freerides. If you are interested go to http://bit.ly/1mpjZEV

T-shirt illustration I created for Design By Humans of a Tiki Man holding a skull and dead crow.The T-shirt is now 20% off for the month of March. Go to http://bit.ly/1gnFwLT

T-shirt illustration I created for Design By Humans of a Tiki Man holding a skull and dead crow.The T-shirt is now 20% off for the month of March. Go to http://bit.ly/1gnFwLT Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
T-shirt illustration I created for Design By Humans of a Tiki Man holding a skull and dead crow.The T-shirt is now 20% off for the month of March. Go to http://bit.ly/1gnFwLT

Silk-screen medusa buck I did for a t-shirt design.

Silk-screen medusa buck I did for a t-shirt design. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Silk-screen medusa buck I did for a t-shirt design.

This is my baby. A 52-page web comic I created in 2009. To buy a signed copy go to http://bit.ly/lg2rtdA

This is my baby. A 52-page web comic I created in 2009. To buy a signed copy go to http://bit.ly/lg2rtdA Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This is my baby. A 52-page web comic I created in 2009.  To buy a signed copy go to http://bit.ly/lg2rtdA

Skull with a gas mask that I digitally painted just for the heck of it. www.flylanddesigns.com

Skull with a gas mask that I digitally painted just for the heck of it. www.flylanddesigns.com Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Skull with a gas mask that I digitally painted just for the heck of it. www.flylanddesigns.com

This t-shirt illustration of an evil clown was done for my own personal enjoyment.

This t-shirt illustration of an evil clown was done for my own personal enjoyment. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This t-shirt illustration of an evil clown was done for my own personal enjoyment.

This illustration of a girl sitting on a pile of skulls with a smoking gun,was done for a skateboard deck company called Project Decks.

This illustration of a girl sitting on a pile of skulls with a smoking gun,was done for a skateboard deck company called Project Decks. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This illustration of a girl sitting on a pile of skulls with a smoking gun,was done for a skateboard deck company called Project Decks.

This was an album cover I designed for Mexico City metal band, Straying from Madness.

This was an album cover I designed for Mexico City metal band, Straying from Madness. Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
This was an album cover I designed for Mexico City metal band, Straying from Madness.

Tshirt design I'm working on for hard ride saloon. #illustration #art #skull #skulltshirt #motorcycle #chopper #sketch #drawing #flylanddesigns #brianallen #tshirtdesign #tshirtartists #tshirtillustration

Tshirt design I'm working on for hard ride saloon. #illustration #art #skull #skulltshirt #motorcycle #chopper #sketch #drawing #flylanddesigns #brianallen #tshirtdesign #tshirtartists #tshirtillustration Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Tshirt design I'm working on for hard ride saloon. #illustration #art #skull #skulltshirt #motorcycle #chopper #sketch #drawing #flylanddesigns #brianallen #tshirtdesign #tshirtartists #tshirtillustration

Alien gets some take-out. Something I dre last year, planning on making stickers of it.#art #illustration #tshirtartists #tshirt #graphic #alien #comics #picoftheday #instalike #follow #TagsForLikes #instaart #drawing #creative #redneck #redneckgirl #abduction #ufo

Alien gets some take-out. Something I dre last year, planning on making stickers of it.#art #illustration #tshirtartists #tshirt #graphic #alien #comics #picoftheday #instalike #follow #TagsForLikes #instaart #drawing #creative #redneck #redneckgirl #abduction #ufo Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Alien gets some take-out.  Something I dre last year, planning on making stickers of it.#art #illustration #tshirtartists #tshirt #graphic #alien #comics #picoftheday #instalike #follow #TagsForLikes #instaart #drawing #creative #redneck #redneckgirl #abduction #ufo

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Goth hello kitty illustration I created last year. Thinking about making the old girl into stickers.#hellokitty #goth #gothchick #illustration #cartoon #caricature #funny #drawing #brianallen #flylanddesigns

Goth hello kitty illustration I created last year. Thinking about making the old girl into stickers.#hellokitty #goth #gothchick #illustration #cartoon #caricature #funny #drawing #brianallen #flylanddesigns Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Goth hello kitty illustration I created last year. Thinking about making the old girl into stickers.#hellokitty #goth #gothchick #illustration #cartoon #caricature #funny #drawing #brianallen #flylanddesigns

Zombie toddler illustration I created called "Bwaaaains!"#illustration #zombies #zombie #girl #littlegirl #toddler #drawing #art #freelance #flylanddesigns #brianallen

Zombie toddler illustration I created called "Bwaaaains!"#illustration #zombies #zombie #girl #littlegirl #toddler #drawing #art #freelance #flylanddesigns #brianallen Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Zombie toddler illustration I created called "Bwaaaains!"#illustration #zombies #zombie #girl #littlegirl #toddler #drawing #art #freelance #flylanddesigns #brianallen

Illustration I did of Chunk and sloth from the goonies fighting a giant octopus, as they often do.#illustration #goonies #funny #parody #caricaure #cartoon #digitalpainting #creepy #brianallen #flylanddesigns #thegoonies #sloth #chunk

Illustration I did of Chunk and sloth from the goonies fighting a giant octopus, as they often do.#illustration #goonies #funny #parody #caricaure #cartoon #digitalpainting #creepy #brianallen #flylanddesigns #thegoonies #sloth #chunk Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Illustration I did of Chunk and sloth from the goonies fighting a giant octopus, as they often do.#illustration #goonies #funny #parody #caricaure #cartoon #digitalpainting #creepy #brianallen #flylanddesigns #thegoonies #sloth #chunk

Zombie graphic I illustrated for lethal threat graphics.I'm new to instagram, please follow me if you like my art!#art #illustration #zombie #zombies #snack #gory #creepy #graphics #vinyl #vehicle #decal #lethalthreat #brianallen #flylanddesigns

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Zombie graphic I illustrated for lethal threat graphics.I'm new to instagram, please follow me if you like my art!#art #illustration #zombie #zombies #snack #gory #creepy #graphics #vinyl #vehicle #decal #lethalthreat #brianallen #flylanddesigns

An illustration I did long ago called Grunge Bob. #spongebob #caricaure #illustration #digitalpainting #cartoon #drawing #freaky #grungebob #brianallen #flylanddesigns

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
An illustration I did long ago called Grunge Bob. #spongebob #caricaure #illustration #digitalpainting #cartoon #drawing #freaky #grungebob #brianallen #flylanddesigns

Zombie cowboy I created for the vehbicle decal company Invision Artworks.#illustration #dark #skull #zombie #gunslinger #sheriff #vehiclewrap #vehiclegraphic #atv #brianallen #flylanddesigns

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Zombie cowboy I created for the vehbicle decal company Invision Artworks.#illustration #dark #skull #zombie #gunslinger #sheriff #vehiclewrap #vehiclegraphic #atv #brianallen #flylanddesigns

Rough pencil sketch of a zombie wearing headphones.#zombie #illustration #sketch #skull #pencil #drawing

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Rough pencil sketch of a zombie wearing headphones.#zombie #illustration #sketch #skull #pencil #drawing

Editorial illustration I did for rosebud magazine.www.flylanddesigns.com#rosebudmagazine #robot #editorial #illustration # ink #scifi #cartoon #pot #marijuana #weed #hydroponics

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Editorial illustration I did for rosebud magazine.www.flylanddesigns.com#rosebudmagazine #robot #editorial #illustration # ink #scifi #cartoon #pot #marijuana #weed #hydroponics

Just got this awesome art package from one of my favorite artists, Mark Riddick. If you appreciate great pen and ink work, check him out: riddickart.com. Give him your money.#penandink #markriddick #riddick

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Just got this awesome art package from one of my favorite artists, Mark Riddick. If you appreciate great pen and ink work, check him out: riddickart.com.  Give him your money.#penandink #markriddick #riddick

Transformers – GI Joe t-shirt I designed for 80stees.com. Oficially licensed by hasbro.#tshirtdesign #tshirt #transformers #gijoe #crossover #dark #detailed #illustration #freelance #cobra #decepticons

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Transformers - GI Joe t-shirt I designed for 80stees.com.  Oficially licensed by hasbro.#tshirtdesign #tshirt #transformers #gijoe #crossover #dark #detailed #illustration #freelance #cobra #decepticons

all finished with this t-shirt for straying from madnessWhat do you think?#tshirtdesign #tshirt #zombie #mangastudio #freelance #music #strayingfrommadness

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
all finished with this t-shirt for straying from madnessWhat do you think?#tshirtdesign #tshirt #zombie #mangastudio #freelance #music #strayingfrommadness

Sketch for a t-shirt for Straying From Madness.#zombie #music #band #tshirtdesign #tshirt #skull #sketch #drawing #freelance

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
Sketch for a t-shirt for Straying From Madness.#zombie #music #band #tshirtdesign #tshirt #skull #sketch #drawing #freelance

New to instagram, please follow me! I need attention!#zombie #baseball #mascot #sports #illustration

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
New to instagram, please follow me!  I need attention!#zombie #baseball #mascot #sports #illustration

card game package illustration

Work in progress from the desk of illustrator Brian Allen
card game package illustration

Christmas ornament illustrating PSU Women's Volleyball NCAA Championship

Easter Seals Ornament

I created the artwork for this really cool Christmas ornament for Easter Seals, celebrating the four consecutive NCAA Championships secured by the PSU Women’s Volleyball teams.

You can order an ornament here. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals:
http://westernpa.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=PAWS_Centre_Ornament2013

Christmas ornament illustrating PSU Women's Volleyball NCAA Championship

Christmas ornament illustrating PSU Women's Volleyball NCAA Championship

Haunted Mansion, Funland

Blacklight Mural Painting for the Haunted Mansion

Earlier this year, I was commissioned to paint a black light mural in the Haunted Mansion ride in Funland of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  I can’t tell you how much of a privilege this was for me, because I have been visiting Rehoboth Beach several times a year since I was two-years old.  So I have vivid memories of the Haunted Mansion terrifying me from a very young age.  It was such a fun challenge to be able to add my own touch to the iconic ride.

If you’re familiar with the ride, there was a steep ramp at the very beginning of the ride that was too narrow to hold any mechanized props.  It was decided that the best way to add some interest to the otherwise blank area was to have me use blacklight paints and dress it up a little.  I presented them with concept sketches with the idea of painting the ramp as if it were a staircase in the mansion.

The entire mural took about a week.  I was often the only one there in the entire park, which made for some cool exploring, and also became pretty creepy at night.

I was very pleased with the final result, and so far it’s gotten great feedback.  The blacklight paints give the mural a 3D effect (something that doesn’t come across in these snapshots).  Painting with warm colors pops out at you, while cool colors recede.

The project was a challenge for a couple of reasons:

  1. The painting was done on a steep incline, so moving scaffolding around proved to be a little precarious.
  2. Blacklight paints look very, very different in the dark.  Yellow, Orange, and Red blacklight paints look almost identical under normal light, but very different with the blacklights on.  So I painted in the dark with one blacklight spot I had to move around, pretty much the entire time.
  3. Limited time:  the park was opening for business very soon, and I had to get in there and get out quickly.  There was a lot of square-footage to cover, so I unfortunately had to spend less time on some aspects.
  4. Objects had to be to scale.  Because we wanted to make this look like a real staircase, I had to paint the railing, picture frames, and window frames at a believable size and placement.  Just measuring out the railing and all the bannisters took hours.

Special thanks again to the Funland staff for choosing me for this awesome project, and for being so cool to work with.

Please note:  The videos and pictures did not turn out as well as I had hoped.  It proved to be very difficult to photograph blacklight paints.  I only had one blacklight (the permanent blacklights were installed later after I was finished) which made it difficult to light the whole mural at once for the photos and video.  You’ll just have to Funland yourself!

Video Tour of the Haunted Mansion mural:

Snapshots:

Blacklight spider Blacklight zombie Blacklight goblin Blacklight grim reaper Blacklight hellhound blacklight rat Blacklight Clown Blacklight Rat Blacklight clown Blacklight Spider Haunted Mansion, Funland

The Courier Comic

Kickstarter Goal Reached!

Wow.  I can’t express my gratitude enough.  Last month, we ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund our comic book anthology, UGLI Studios Presents #2, and we raised over $3000, exceeding our goal!

We’ve already mailed out all the rewards, and are getting great feedback from the sponsors.  Again, just thrilled and grateful to have so many people come out and fund our crazy idea with their hard-earned cash.

Or you can purchase The Courier mini-comic from my site here. 

Here are some images from portion of the book:

The Courier comic The Courier comic The Courier comic

A Day In Rehoboth Beach Pop-Up Book

Our Pop-Up Book has SOLD OUT!!

A Day In Rehoboth Beach has sold out!In July 2012, my brother and grandmother (also artists) created a Pop-Up Book about Rehoboth Beach Delaware.

Well, I’m pleased to announce that we sold out of all 2000 copies of the book in just two months!

We are in the process of placing a bigger order – 5000.  They will be available in many stores in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and also from our website in April/May 2013.

Thanks to everyone who bought one!

You can check out the book in detail here:  www.bythebaybooks.com

Photos of the Flyland Designs studio

I spend a lot of time in here, so I had a photographer take some shots of the studio.  Let me know what you think!

Photographer:  Ben Kimble, GoSchoolPhoto.com

 

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