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Medusa and Sugar Skull Girl Boat Wrap

Client:

Silver City Mobile Detailing

Description:

Vinyl boat wrap of a Sugar Skull girl with tentacles for hair and Medusa on a bed or roses I created for Silver City Mobile Detailing.

This might be the most complex vinyl wrap graphic I’ve ever worked on! So much time went into the detail of every snake, and every tentacle. To make things more complex, the size of the illustration was over 10 feet long! I created the line art in Clip Studio Paint, and then colored everything as a vector in Adobe Illustrator so everything would print nice and crisp.

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Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Medusa with a sugar skull face a

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Medusa with a sugar skull face a

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Skull and Pistons

Skull and Pistons

Skull and Pistons
© Brian Allen 2016

A laughing winged skull with snakes and flaming pistons.

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

Medusa Sugar Skull

Medusa Sugar Skull

Medusa Sugar Skull
© Brian Allen 2016

The infamous Medusa from Greek mythology dons a sugarskull makeup as her snakes writhe around her.

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

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Moonshine Bandits T-Shirt

Client:

Moonshine Bandits

Description:

T-shirt design and poster I was hired to create for the popular band, the Moonshine Bandits, where I was asked to draw the band members as skeletons driving their iconic off-road limo.

We chose to take a Big Daddy Roth approach, and make the characters larger than life so we could really focus on the small characteristics (such as the tattoos, hair-styles, etc) that make them identifiable. Set up for silk-screening with under six colors.

Client Testimonial:

Love! Thanks and look forward to working together again.

-Dusty Dahlgren

Moonshine Bandits

Two skeletons driving a car with

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Two skeletons driving a car with

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Evil Skull with glowing red eyes

Kick Ass Forever Skull Logo

Client:

John Erigo

Description:

Insane Skull logo I designed for the new Heavy Metal news blog, Kick Ass Forever.

The client asked for something extreme and over-the-top – tough by vibrant and bold. This is what I came up with, and threw in some barbed wire.

Client Testimonial:

Everybody that has seen the logo is like freaking out, total home run man!

Could not have done a better job my man, thanks so much!!!

-John Erigo

Kick Ass Forever

Evil Skull with glowing red eyes

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Evil Skull with glowing red eyes

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Galaxy Skull Album Cover

Client:

Ammannati Band

Description:

Check out this evil skull emerging from the galaxy to devour the earth, for the band called Ammannait! This is one of my favorite album covers I designed ever! I sketched a bunch of concepts that I thought the band would like ever listening to their music. This one was the simplest, but definitely the strongest. Rather than adding a lot of details, I focused more on the color scheme and a strong layout, and I think it paid off well.

Client Testimonial:

No words, AWESOME! You are the best!!!!

-Damiano

Lead Singer, Ammannati band

Made Men Super Mario Parody

Client:

Personal

Description:

Parody of famous Nintendo characters as gangsters.

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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.

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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.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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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.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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:

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Pandora’s Box Logo Design


Client:

Pandora’s Unboxing

Description:

I created this custom YouTube banner of the mythical Pandora’s box for a political channel out of the UK, discussing potential economic and political disasters (fun!).

The client wanted something really dark and mysterious, and hand-illustrated, to differentiate himself from similar channels.

Soldier skull wearing army helme

Patriot Army Skull with Guns Design

Soldier skull wearing army helme

Pretty sure this guy loves the smell of freedom [and napalm] in the morning.

Loved creating this illustration of a patriot skull duel-wielding a pair of pistols!

This pre-existing artwork is available for licensing, for most uses.

All of the images are high-resolution, at least 14 inches tall/wide, and are separated from their backgrounds.

Once you purchase a license to an image, I will send you a layered Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator file (depending on the type of artwork), along with a licensing agreement.

I can also modify the images (ie. place them on templates, add your logo, change colors) for an additional fee.

All text can be modified.

Available for licensing here: https://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/

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Skeleton Miners Oil Rig Design

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You may be a badass, but you’ll never be as badass as these roughneck skeleton oil field workers. Sorry.

Really had fun with this one!

This pre-existing artwork is available for licensing, for most uses.

All of the images are high-resolution, at least 14 inches tall/wide, and are separated from their backgrounds.

Once you purchase a license to an image, I will send you a layered Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator file (depending on the type of artwork), along with a licensing agreement.

I can also modify the images (ie. place them on templates, add your logo, change colors) for an additional fee.

All text can be modified!

Available for licensing here: https://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/

Cabella’s T-Shirt Designs


Client:

Club Red

Description:

Series of illustrations I created for a submission to Cabella’s – the snake and guns design was picked and will be available in the stores soon.  It’s always a challenge for me to draw something realistic like this snake while only using a few colors (for silk-screening).  Happy with how it turned out.

Take A Break Clothing T-Shirt Designs


Bass fishing illustrations I created for Take A Break clothing.  We wanted to take a sort of harder, more stylized and graphic edge to these designs, in contrast to the hyper-realistic renderings out there.  These were separated for silk-screen by the client – I took care to use only a limited number of colors in the design to make that easier.  I have a couple in my closet – they turned out great.

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Commando Racing Skull

Angry skull with cigar in his mo

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Angry skull with cigar in his mo

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Angry skull with cigar in his mo

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

 

Client:

Commando Racing

Description:

Racing t-shirt illustration I created of an angry skull smoking a cigar above two crossed pistons for Commando Racing.

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Religious Album Cover Illustration

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Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

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Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

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Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

 

Client:

Cryptic Affection

Description:

Album cover I created for the religious metal band Cryptic Affection.  The band approached me with a symbol-packed layout sketch, and set me loose on the design.  I really enjoyed pumping in all the detail and finding a place for everything in this complex composition.

Client Testimonial:

It’s stunning looking!  I am very impressed on how professional and talented you are.

Again, thanks a lot! We are very pleased with working with you.

Michael Seidel

Cryptic Affection

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Tattoo Shop Logos

Tattoo shop custom logos of sail

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Tattoo shop custom logos of sail

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Tattoo shop custom logos of sail

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Tattoo shop custom logos of sail

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Tattoo shop custom logos of sail

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

 

Client:

Mile High Tattoo

Description:

Custom logos I created for the Mile High Tattoo shop.  The shop approached me with an out-dated logo that they wanted revamped, and we came up with these two separate illustrated logos that fit their classic sailor vibe

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Skull and Roses T-Shirt

t-shirt design of a skull and da

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

t-shirt design of a skull and da

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

t-shirt design of a skull and da

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

t-shirt design of a skull and da

Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

 

Client:

Tommy Justice

Description:

Tommy Justice hired me to create this limited color skull and roses t-shirt design for his special-lady fans.

He’s got a great retro 80s hair-metal vibe that I tried to inject a little into the design.

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Skull and plant silk-screen t-shirt design

Skull and Plant T-Shirt Illustration

Client:

Grass Roots

Description:

I was hired by a fabric pot manufacturer for growing plants to create a t-shirt for their conventions.  They wanted something that displayed their product in a way that people would want to wear, even if they weren’t familiar with the product.  Naturally, I went with a skull.  The design was set up for limited color silk-screen (I believe 4 colors).  They were kind enough to send me a shirt, and it turned out great!

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Evil skull jester album cover illustration

Hang The Jester

Client:

Jeff Hardy

Description:

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 liited 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.Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration Evil skull jester album cover illustration

Skeleton riding through flames on a motorcycle

Skeleton Rider T-Shirt Design

Client:

Personal

Description:

This is a personal piece I did for myself recently of a biker skeleton riding through flames on a motorcycle.  Pretty cutting edge stuff, I know!  I experimented with some new techniques here that I’m happy with – combining a bit of digital painting with comic book lineart.  I’m hoping to license this artwork for other uses, and print it on some apparel.

You can purchase it here:

https://www.rageon.com/products/skeleton-rider

Available for Licensing:
https://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/

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Skull and wings and mace dark digital painting

Skull, Wings, and Mace T-Shirt

Client:

Spiral Direct

Description:

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.

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Young adventurer in a dark temple with golden skull and tiki totems.

Explorer / Adventurer Kid In Temple Book Cover

I wanted to create a an illustration as a sample to try to get work from young-adult fantasy book publishers, a market that I’d like to do more work in. I chose a scene with an adventurer in an Aztec-like jungle temple so I could draw some funny and creepy totems – and I even got to sneak a skull in there too! I like to try different styles and themes whenever I can – keeps things from getting stale. I’m happy with how this turned out, and would like to do more in this genre.

This design is available for licensing:

Young adventurer in a dark temple with golden skull and tiki totems.

I wanted to create a an illustration as a sample to try to get work from young-adult fantasy book publishers, a market that I’d like to do more work in. I chose a scene with an adventurer in an Aztec-like jungle temple so I could draw some funny and creepy totems – and I even got to sneak a skull in there too! I like to try different styles and themes whenever I can – keeps things from getting stale. I’m happy with how this turned out, and would like to do more in this genre.
To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Young adventurer in a dark temple with golden skull and tiki totems.

I wanted to create a an illustration as a sample to try to get work from young-adult fantasy book publishers, a market that I’d like to do more work in. I chose a scene with an adventurer in an Aztec-like jungle temple so I could draw some funny and creepy totems – and I even got to sneak a skull in there too! I like to try different styles and themes whenever I can – keeps things from getting stale. I’m happy with how this turned out, and would like to do more in this genre.
To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Dark illustration of a skull, crow, and zombie for an album cover

Speed-Inking Tutorial in Manga Studio for Album Cover Illustration

Speed-Inking Tutorial video I created for the process of digitally inking an album cover for the Brazillian band John Wayne in Manga Studio 5 (Clip Studio Paint) with a Wacom Cintiq 24HD.

The album cover I illustrated was for the Brazilian heavy metal band John Wayne (named after John Wayne Gacy – not the other guy). It was a great pleasure working on this with the band, as they gave me a lot of freedom, and I set upon the design without much planning, and tried to let it flow. This album cover is the first in a set of two albums, that when placed together will form one cohesive image. This album represents the dark side, while the following album will have a similar design, but mirrored, and “lighter.”
You can purchase the album here:
https://www.facebook.com/BandaJohnWayne


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Dark illustration of a skull, crow, and zombie for an album cover

Dark Skull Album Cover for Brazilian Heavy Metal Band John Wayne

Album cover I illustrated for the Brazilian heavy metal band John Wayne (named after John Wayne Gacy – not the other guy). It was a great pleasure working on this with the band, as they gave me a lot of freedom, and I set upon the design without much planning, and tried to let it flow. This album cover is the first in a set of two albums, that when placed together will form one cohesive image. This album represents the dark side, while the following album will have a similar design, but mirrored, and “lighter.”

Client Testimonial:
We are very happy with your great work!
-Rogerio Torres
John Wayne (Brazilian Heavy Metal Band)

You can purchase the album here:
https://www.facebook.com/BandaJohnWayne

Dark illustration of a skull, crow, and zombie for an album cover

Album cover I illustrated for the Brazilian heavy metal band John Wayne (named after John Wayne Gacy – not the other guy). It was a great pleasure working on this with the band, as they gave me a lot of freedom, and I set upon the design without much planning, and tried to let it flow. This album cover is the first in a set of two albums, that when placed together will form one cohesive image. This album represents the dark side, while the following album will have a similar design, but mirrored, and “lighter.”
To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Dark illustration of a skull, crow, and zombie for an album cover

Album cover I illustrated for the Brazilian heavy metal band John Wayne (named after John Wayne Gacy – not the other guy). It was a great pleasure working on this with the band, as they gave me a lot of freedom, and I set upon the design without much planning, and tried to let it flow. This album cover is the first in a set of two albums, that when placed together will form one cohesive image. This album represents the dark side, while the following album will have a similar design, but mirrored, and “lighter.”
To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Dark illustration of a skull, crow, and zombie for an album cover

Album cover I illustrated for the Brazilian heavy metal band John Wayne (named after John Wayne Gacy – not the other guy). It was a great pleasure working on this with the band, as they gave me a lot of freedom, and I set upon the design without much planning, and tried to let it flow. This album cover is the first in a set of two albums, that when placed together will form one cohesive image. This album represents the dark side, while the following album will have a similar design, but mirrored, and “lighter.”
To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

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Skull T-Shirt Design for MMA Apparel Brand

Skull T-Shirt Design for MMA Apparel Brand

Skull T-Shirt Design for MMA Apparel Brand

I was hired to illustrate this T-Shirt design for one of my favorite clients, Darkhorse Fightwear, for their new line of MMA apparel. The design was set up for silk-screen using three colors, and illustrated in Manga Studio and Adobe Photoshop. The design was inspired by a previous illustration I created a few years ago – it was fun to revisit it and test out some new skills while illustrating it. The design features a skull in the center with wings and chains surrounding.

Evil skull design with wings and chains for a MMA apparel brand

Skull T-Shirt Design for MMA Apparel Brand

I was hired to illustrate this T-Shirt design for one of my favorite clients,  Darkhorse Fightwear, for their new line of MMA apparel.  The design was set up for silk-screen using three colors, and illustrated in Manga Studio and Adobe Photoshop.  The design was inspired by a previous illustration I created a few years ago – it was fun to revisit it and test out some new skills while illustrating it.  The design features a skull in the center with wings and chains surrounding.
Evil skull design with wings and chains for a MMA apparel brand

Evil skull design with wings and chains for a MMA apparel brand

Evil skull design with wings and chains for a MMA apparel brand

Evil skull design with wings and chains for a MMA apparel brand

Evil skull design with wings and chains for a MMA apparel brand

Evil skull design with wings and chains for a MMA apparel brand

T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton riding a motorcycle through flames holding a gun

Skeleton Warrior Biker T-Shirt

Client:

Celtic Warriors

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created of a skeleton riding a chopper through flames for the motorcycle club Celtic Warriors. It’s always a pleasure to work on direct-to-garment T-Shirts, because I don’t have to hold back on colors.

Signed art prints of the design will also be auctioned off to support the client’s local police force, of which he is a member.

T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton riding a motorcycle through flames holding a gun

T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton riding a motorcycle through flames holding a gun

T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton riding a motorcycle through flames holding a gun

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Mushroom cloud skull in fire for a logo design

Nuke Proof Tools

T-Shirt design I created of a mushroom cloud shaped fire skull for Nuke Proof Tools. The image will be used on banners and T-Shirts for the company’s tradeshows and events. The client had seen a mushroom cloud skull design I did years ago, and wanted something similar. It was fun to go back and work on the same concept, and have the chance to make imrpovements.

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Mushroom cloud skull in fire for a logo design

Mushroom cloud skull in fire for a logo design

Mushroom cloud skull in fire for a logo design

Mushroom cloud skull in fire for a logo design

Mushroom cloud skull in fire for a logo design

Mushroom cloud skull in fire for a logo design

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

Airbrush Skeleton T-Shirt Illustration

Client:

Explicit Airbrush

Description:

T-Shirt design I illustrated of a skeleton with dual airbrushes for the awesome airbrush shop Explicit Airbrush. The client and owner of the shop is an artist himself, so I had a lot of fun as our collective minds grew this illustration. This design is set up for Direct-to-garment printing.

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

T-Shirt illustration of a evil skeleton with airbrushes and smoke

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American Patriot Skull T-Shirt Design

American Patriot Skull T-Shirt Design

Client:

Hard Ride Saloon

Description:

Custom T-Shirt illustration for Hard Ride Saloon called “American Patriot.” The client wanted something patriotic and dark, so we came up with this image of a skeleton soldier holding a rifle. This design was set up for silk-screening, 4 colors.

American Patriot Skull T-Shirt Design

American Patriot Skull T-Shirt Design

American Patriot Skull T-Shirt Design

American Patriot Skull T-Shirt Design

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Skeleton outlaw cowboy holding a smoking gun and playing cards

Skull Outlaw Racing Logo Design

Client:

Outlaw 10.5 Racing

Description:

Custom logo design I created for Outlaw 10.5, a racing company in Australia. This was an update of his existing logo that needed a complete re-imagining. The logo features a skeleton outlaw holding a smoking gun, and a 10 and 5 of diamonds.

Skeleton outlaw cowboy holding a smoking gun and playing cards

Skeleton outlaw cowboy holding a smoking gun and playing cards

Detail View

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Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton Biker T-Shirt Design

Client:

Gage Bros.

Description:

Custom t-shirt design I created for a chop shop called Gage Bros. I always love working on Direct-To-Garment designs like this one, because I’m not confined by how many colors I can use. We decided the best way to illustrate the biker shop was with a skeleton rider.
Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Black and White lineart

Skeleton riding a chopper for a T-Shirt design

Concept Sketch

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T-Shirt illustration of a tiki man witchdoctor with skull and crow

Tiki Man T-Shirt Design

T-Shirt illustration I created for Design By Humans of a Tiki Man holding a skull and a dead crow. I’ve been trying to make more time for fun personal products like this.

Purchase the T-Shirt here from Design By Humans:
http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/men/tiki-man/30399/

T-Shirt illustration of a tiki man witchdoctor with skull and crow

T-Shirt illustration of a tiki man witchdoctor with skull and crow

T-Shirt illustration of a tiki man witchdoctor with skull and crow

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T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton on fire riding a chopper motorcycle

Skeleton Motorcycle Rider T-Shirt

Client:

Hard Ride Saloon

Description:

Custom T-Shirt illustration I created for Hard Ride Saloon. The client came to me with an existing logo of a sketleton riding a motorcycle that needed a serious update. We came up with this design for T-Shirts and banners. Set up for silk-screening, 4 colors.

T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton on fire riding a chopper motorcycle

T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton on fire riding a chopper motorcycle

T-Shirt illustration of a skeleton on fire riding a chopper motorcycle

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