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Bad Apple Face Artwork

I had such a fun time creating this rotten apple design. I did it in the same style as the evil mushrooms design I did a few years ago.

Copyright © 2019 by Brian Allen

This design is available for licensing : https://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/

Psychedelic imagery of a gray sp

Psychedelic Space Alien

Psychedelic imagery of a gray sp

Client:

Personal

Description:

Psychedelic imagery of a gray space alien meditating amongst spaceships, planets, stars and galaxies.

This artwork is available for licensing:

An evil magical tiki mask surrou

Psychedelic Tiki Creature

An evil magical tiki mask surrou

Client:

Personal

Description:

An evil magical tiki mask surrounded by psychedelic imagery and visions of faraway places and things.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Psychedelic and trippy colorful

Psychedelic Meditating God

Psychedelic and trippy colorful

Client:

Personal

Description:

Psychedelic and trippy colorful image of a blue-skinned many armed god meditating and transcending the realm. He achieves nirvana even as he floats alone on an island of land.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Made Men Super Mario Parody

Client:

Personal

Description:

Parody of famous Nintendo characters as gangsters.

This artwork is available for licensing:

The legendary grim reaper with b

Grim Reaper with Hourglass

The legendary grim reaper with b

Personal

Description:

The legendary grim reaper with billowing dark hooded cloak complete with his scythe and hourglass surrounded by flaming skulls and candles.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Parody illustration of the crew

Flintstones Parody

Parody illustration of the crew

Client:

Personal

Description:

Parody illustration of the crew from classic TV cartoon The Flintstones crammed into Fred’s iconic foot-powered vehicle.

This artwork is available for licensing:

A metal skinned firefighter with

Metal Skin Firefighter

A metal skinned firefighter with

Client:

Personal

Description:

A metal skinned firefighter with a fire axe coming out of a metal logo. Banner can be customized!

This artwork is available for licensing:

Classic EMS star of life logo wi

EMS Star of Life with Snake

Classic EMS star of life logo wi

Client:

Personal

Description:

Classic EMS star of life logo with a snake intertwined around it, perfect for the paramedic or emergency medical personnel in your life.

This artwork is available for licensing:

A bald eagle is covered in the A

Eagle with US Flag and Wings Spread

A bald eagle is covered in the A

Client:

Personal

Description:

A bald eagle is covered in the American USA flag and holds a banner that says “Liberty or Death” in true patriotic spirit.

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The dark demonic face of a demon

Demon Face with Fire Skulls

The dark demonic face of a demon

Client:

Personal

Description:

The dark demonic face of a demon monster and his many eyes and horns in front of flaming skulls and a burning city.

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A cyborg robot zombie head with

Cyborg Zombie

A cyborg robot zombie head with

Client:

Personal

Description:

A cyborg robot zombie head with red laser eyes flies through the air in this frisbee design.

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Trippy, psychedelic illustration

Marijuana Skull with Mushrooms

Trippy, psychedelic illustration

Client:

Personal

Description:

Trippy, psychedelic illustration of a green natural skull with mushrooms and pot plants coming out of it.

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A marijuana pot leaf, but each b

Skull Pot Leaf Illustration

A marijuana pot leaf, but each b

Client:

Personal

Description:

A marijuana pot leaf, but each branch of the leaf is made up of a different entity, such as a skull, tentacles and wings.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Giant purple skull with pot leaf

Purple Cannabis Skull with Mushrooms

Giant purple skull with pot leaf

Client:

Personal

Description:

Trippy, psychedelic illustration of a purple natural skull with mushrooms.

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A marijuana pot leaf with each l

Cannabis Skull Illustration

A marijuana pot leaf with each l

Client:

Personal

Description:

A psychedelic marijuana pot leaf with each leaf a different entity, the main ones being a mischievous skull, flames, and bones.

This artwork is available for licensing:

An eagle with spread wings holdi

American Eagle Sky

An eagle with spread wings holdi

Client:

Personal

Description:

Large patriotic bald eagle with outspread wings holding banner that says “Liberty or Death”. A pristine blue sky with white clouds make up the background.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Album cover Illustration of meta

Crimshaw Metal Band Monsters Album Cover


Client:

Crimshaw Band

Description:

The heavy metal band Crimshaw commissioned me to illustrate each member of the band as classic movie monsters based on their personalities for their new album.

It’s always such a fun challenge to draw the likenesses of people I’ve never met, just based on a few photographs. Luckily, turning them into savage creatures masks any errors.

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Tiki Totem Skateboard Design

Client:

Personal

Description:

A trio of tiki faces ready and willing to grace the underside of a skateboard.

This artwork is available for licensing:

illustration of big foot with an

Sasquatch Rocker

illustration of big foot with an

T-Shirt design of sasquatch rocking out in front of a huge crowd.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Fire-fighter Leprechaun Cyborg St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

 

 

Cyborg Leprechaun fire-fighter I created for a St. Patrick’s day t-shirt template I illustrated for fire departments and t-shirt shops to license to celebrate their Irish Pride!

I try to design one of these each year, and I had a lot of fun with this one, trying to approach it differently by making the Leprechaun into a cyborg. From the future? Only time will tell.

This artwork is available for licensing:

New artwork from Facebook

Adding mind-frying detail on this psychedelic tapestry illustration for a favorite client of mine. via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2C3Xuks

New artwork from Facebook

Here’s my finished tribute to The Great Mouse Detective. Professor Ratigan from the film is one of the slickest animated villains ever. Thinking about wearing a cape. via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2y6ScSi

New artwork from Facebook

OK – here are finished pencils for my poster and t-shirt for Nightmare on Chicago Street 2017 on October 21 – time to ink! They invited us to come out to the show and be a vendor there, which we abruptly replied “hell yes!” #elginnocs via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2gyUxzm

New artwork from Facebook

Very excited to be working on an event poster for the Nightmare on Chicago Street – I decided to draw the poster on paper initially instead of digitally so I could really fine-tune the details. More to come soon! via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2ydIHlM

New artwork from Facebook

Purple heart eagle design I created for a client’s line of patriotic decals. Drawn and colored in Manga Studio 5 via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2y9nI3n

New artwork from Facebook

Digital ink illustration of our favorite crime family from the Goonies. I’m experimenting with a new quicker, rougher style in Manga Studio using my wash brushes and textured ink pens. I really like the result, any feedback? via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2zaSyZw

New artwork from Facebook

Hey guys I’m drawing and rambling LIVE right now on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook – please throw me your questions and I’ll try to answer! via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2wDkiol

New artwork from Facebook

Don’t Tread On Me eagle and snake I illustrated for a client’s line of patriotic vinyl decals. This is my favorite one to date – available for licensing if anyone is interested. via The Art of Brian Allen – Flyland Designs http://ift.tt/2fSH5ZZ
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Tutorial 2 of 3 – How To Ink Artwork in Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio 5)

TUTORIAL 2 0f 3 – INKING


VIDEO 2: https://youtu.be/r6kHk6nG2Io

    1. Inking

      1. Setup
        1. Lower opacity on blue line pencils layer so you can just barely see it.

 

  • Change resolution of document to 600 dpi

 

          1. Makes linework sharper and more expressive
        1. Change shortcuts so you can quickly access your inking tools
          1. I have a shortcut on my mouse reel to quickly change between my two favorite inking brushes – one for outlines, and one for details.
      1. Warm up
        1. Create a new practice layer
        2. Begin by setting aside 15 minutes or so where you just start inking different parts of the illustration and experiementing with different brushes and strokes.
        3. This layer will be deleted when it’s time to begin. Having a practice layer can take a lot of pressure of you in the beginning, and really helps you loosen up before diving in.
      2. Start with outlines and keylines
        1. Avoid focusing on rendering or detail in the beginning
        2. Just outline the outside of all the basic shapes and forms.
      3. Fill in large areas of black first
        1. Saves time by filling the piece quickly and preventing you from mistakintly rendering things that are in deep shadow.
        2. Helps build forms quickly
        3. Helps you keep your piece balanced and with an appealing contrast from the foundation
      4. Using the curve tool, elliptical rulers, and perspective rulers when neccessary.
        1. Use this in situations when you would traditionally use a ruler, french curve, or other stencil tool when drawing traditionally on paper.
        2. Don’t try to force it freehand! What are you trying to prove!?
      5. Avoid Zooming in too close
        1. I generally try not to zoom in more than 50% of the illustration, or put another way, 1.5 to 2X the actual size of the printed illustration.
        2. You’re going to waste time and you might be in danger of muddying up the illustration with details that are too closely packed together.
      6. Ink with the coloring method in mind
        1. High Rendering with Color: Use fewer, thinner lines if you plan on doing a lot of rendering and shading in the coloring stage.
          1. Allow space for them to be seen.
          2. Better for cartoonish work
          3. Let the lines suggest and outline the form only.
        2. High Rendering with Ink: Use more, thicker, and more detailed lines if you plan on letting the inks do the work of rendering.
          1. Great for t-shirt and comic book artwork.
          2. Saves a lot of time in the coloring stage.
      7. Create quick strokes to give them life and avoid a shaky hand.
      8. Move your arm at the elbow like a seismograph drawing lines on paper.
      9. Push and pull the lines in the direction that hugs the form.
        1. Like an object in a wind tunnel, imagine the ink lines flowing around the form.
      10. Use stippling and/or textured brushes sparingly to add life and variation to the artwork

 

  • When you are about 75% done, Turn off pencil layer once key lines are drawn.

 

      1. This allows you to see the piece anew, without the pencil layer.
      2. You will discover mistakes at this point, and discover areas that need more rendering.
      3. If you wait until the end to turn this layer off, it may interfere with your overall contrast of the piece.



Brushes used:

If you would like to purchase any of the brushes I used in this tutorial, they are available at http://ClipStudioPaintBrushes.com

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How to cheaply copyright your artwork

Every illustrator/Graphic Designer should listen to this podcast episode. A friend referred it to me – it explains how to copyright your artwork cheaply. Human Tree (one of my favorite artists), has mastered this process, and actually makes a significant income from suing those who steal his artwork.

Seriously has changed the way I look at everything involving my rights. Turns out I’ve been doing it all wrong. CHECK THIS OUT.
http://www.aidpodcast.com/copyfight/

 

Here’s another great video on copyrights for artists by the talented Will Terry:

Pencil sketch for an illustration I created for the new vodka brand, virus vodka. http://ift.tt/1iHMA4f

Artwork I’m working on right now: http://ift.tt/15MCpdK

Comic Book Vehicle Wrap

Comic Book Vehicle Wrap

Comic Book Vehicle Wrap

Comic Book Vehicle Wrap

Comic Book Vehicle Wrap

Comic Book Vehicle Wrap

I created this full graphic wrap for a company that manufactures office scanning equipment in conjunction with Twist Creative Parners. The client wanted to wrap their hummer in a design that would attract attention, and make their product look cool. We came up with the idea of having an alien invastion blasting a hole through an office cubicle, with the office scanners sitting in a pile of wreckage, perfectly in tact. I drew up two comic book style office characters to tie everything together.

The finished graphics were printed on vinyl and will be wrapped to cover every inch of the black humvee. It was a pleasure working on this!

Introducing my new apparel shop on RageOn

My new apparel shop is open on RageOn! I’m super pumped about this – these guys are the largest dye-sublimation printers around – which means they can print my designs ALL-OVER the whole shirt – covering even the sleeves and right up to the collar. And the best thing is that all the prints are in full-color, so I can really go nuts with the colors, and not worry about separations. I’m really excited to have a new medium like this to put my artwork on – and they are also plugging me in to their already huge fanbase. Please check it out and share a link if you know someone who might dig it.

Here was the write up on their site about the news:

Rage On proudly welcomes The Art of Brian Allen to our growing list of brands! Brian Allen is a successful freelance artist from Pennsylvania whose illustrations explore the concepts of light and dark. His quirky art style involves close attention to detail and a healthy dash of humor no matter how creepy the design. Get ready to plunge into a world that’s as vibrant as it is twisted! You can get all of these sick designs HERE!

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