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Illustrations for a novel I crea

Black and White Ink Illustrations for Novel

Illustrations for a novel I crea

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Illustrations for a novel I crea

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Illustrations for a novel I crea

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Illustrations for a novel I crea

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Client:
Bennett Wilson

Description:
Illustrations for a novel I created in a shorthand style that was very different for me, using black and white ink and watercolor wash.
The book was an adventure story for young adults, and the author needed many small black and white illustrations that could carry the story along and set the scenes. I had a lot of fun with this style, as it let me be looser and create the illustrations more quickly.

Client Testimonial:
Your work has been great. I’m really pleased.
-Bennet Wilson
Author

My artwork published in Out of Step Books “Black and White Vol. 2”

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 12.39.32 PMI’m so excited to be sharing this – some of my work was published in Black and White Volume 2 by Out of Step Books, a collection of artwork from some of my favorite artists, like Freak City and Ben Kwok (Bioworkz).

Words can’t describe how flattered I am. Seems like I must be doing something right!

Can’t wait to pick up my copy at OutOfStepBooksScreenshot_2015-12-31-13-35-42-700px

Barrel Of Evil Monkeys T-Shirt Illustration

I was hired to create a T-Shirt design for a new apparel brand called Saltopus. I was given only the direction that it had to include angry monkeys. I illustrated a few concept sketches, and the client chose this concept, of evil monkeys emerging from an innocent looking Barrel of Monkeys toy. The shirt was designed to be just one-color, which always poses a challenge. Since I have no highlight or shading color, I really have to pack a lot of detail into the lineart and make sure it reads well from a distance. We are both very happy with how this turned out.
Evil monkeys jumping out of a barrel full of monkeys

Evil monkeys jumping out of a barrel full of monkeys

Evil monkeys jumping out of a barrel full of monkeys

Evil monkeys jumping out of a barrel full of monkeys

Evil monkeys jumping out of a barrel full of monkeys

Evil monkeys jumping out of a barrel full of monkeys

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