Brian Allen

Brian Allen: Cheech & Chong Zombies Tribute

Brian Allen created this silk-screen t-shirt illustration in tribute to the legendary Cheech & Chong characters from the movie, Up In Smoke.

Brian explains his process:

“I drew this artwork in Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio 5) with a Wacom Cintiq.  This is inspired by an illustration I created years ago – I wanted to test out my new skills, and design something that was more fitting for a t-shirt and filled out the front more (the previous design was too square).  I also wasn’t happy with the likeness of the characters in the first design, so I drew everything from the ground up, and added a lot of elements from the films and really tried to do my best to capture the spirit of these legends.”

See more of Brian’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

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Brian Allen: Boy Scouts of America

Brian Allen was commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America to create these illustrations.

Brian elaborates about the project:

“I was thrilled recently to work with Boy Scouts of America illustrating their Bear, Wolf, and Tiger mascots for a catalog that went out to all troops nationwide.

We created illustrations that blended real studio photos of kids in Boy Scouts gear and drawn into a comic book background. The marketing team hired me to reinvent the existing mascot illustrations in my own style. I was a Cub Scout long ago, so it was a lot of fun to leave a little mark on the organization.”

See more of Brian’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

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Brian Allen for Clip Studio Paint

Brian Allen collaborated with Clip Studio Paint to create a new volume of brushes for the program.

He showcased the brushes in a recent tutorial in which he created fan art for one of his favorite animated movies, Wizards by Ralph Bakshi.

View the tutorial below.

See more of Brian’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

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Brian Allen for Scholastic

The team at Scholastic hired Brian Allen to draw concept illustrations for characters in a redesign of an educational app called Sushi Monster, in which kids solve math problems with a friendly but terrifying sushi chef.

See more of Brian’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

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Brian Allen for Van’s General Store

Van’s General Store in NYC hired Brian Allen to create an illustration of a crazy tattooed shark riding a bike through a city.

The design was used for a set of jackets as promotional gifts for employees and was packaged with symbols that represent different aspects of all the employee’s personalities.

See more of his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

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Brian Allen: Lochness Monster

Brian Allen created a silk-screen poster illustration of a happy Lochness Monster for the band, Lochness Monster.

Brian adds:

“I had a blast working on this. The band gave me a ton of freedom on this design, and I came up with the idea of having the Lochness monster looking friendly, with a severed arm dangling from its mouth, and the collected trophy/cameras of tourists hanging from its neck. The design was set up for silk-screening using around 5 colors, created primarily for promotional posters and apparel for the band.”

See more of his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

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Brian Allen: Bogard Press

Brian Allen created these concept illustrations of a steampunk family of adventurers for an educational publisher called Bogard Press. 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.

Brian says:

“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 to the characters to keep them from becoming generic. I especially enjoyed creating the robot character.”

Check out Brian’s work on his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

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Brian Allen: BlueChip Wrestling

Brian Allen created some designs for BlueChip Wrestling.

Brian says:

“Here are some all-over-print dye sublimated wrestling singlet design I created for BlueChip’s summer catalog. The first design was this evil gargoyle perched on a rooftop in a storm. Since the wrestling singlets are printed with dye-sublimation, I could design in full-color, and cover every inch of the fabric.

Along with wrestling singlets, the designs will also be available on fight shorts. I find it so enjoyable working with dye sublimation, because the color and detail reproduction is fantastic, and I don’t have to worry about the head-scratching that comes from working with silk-screen.”

Check out more work from Brian through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com

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