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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Austen Mengler25/Male/Australia Groups :iconblood-gore: Blood-Gore
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Photoshop Brushes

Below is a selection of some of the brush packs from other artist that I use and recommend. Generally using better brushes won't make you a better artist, and it's not essential to being good (look at Adrian Smith) but it does help give your paintings more texture sometimes and helps a lot with speed. I really recommend only to try custom brushes once you have a strong understanding of art first (traditionally especially), as there's no real shortcuts and you're only able to use them effectively once you've learnt the hard way. I find that I use 2-3 brushes for most of my painting/drawing work, and then use a lot of these others for custom effects and textures.

- Mr--Jack's Brush Pack
- Dan Luvisi's Brush Pack
- Anthony Jones' Brush Pack
- Darek Zabrocki's Brush Pack
- Michael Ivan's Brush Pack
- algenpfleger's Brush Pack
- Fenris31's Brush Pack
- Deharme's Brush Pack
- Rahll's Brush Pack


To show how important continuous study is and hopefully inspire you to do the same, I'll be uploading as many life drawings, studies and sketches into my "Scraps" section of my gallery here -…

Apart from attending live life drawing sessions, I use the sites and to practise, remembering that it's better to do half an hour of study every day than it is to do a lot every so often.

Client List:

- Encounter Table Publishing - Aethera
- Posthuman Studios - Eclipse Phase
- Good Games Cannington
- Jet Set Trash Records
- Aurealis Magazine
- Grimdark Magazine
- Fringe Games - War Haven
- M2M Studios - Dear Charlotte
- Romantically Apocalyptic
- Rough House Publishing - Zombie
- Sinister Grin Press
- Winterfold
- Optimystic MC
- Within Destruction
- Ferocious Mind


Austen Mengler
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Hey I'm Austen, a concept artist & illustrator from Perth, Western Australia. I've been drawing all my life and since graduating Curtin University in 2011 I've done work on a variety of projects from album covers to concept art and illustration for video games, film projects and other publications. I'm also developing and working on my own IP art book project 'EXECUTION', my own post apocalyptic mix of science fiction, fantasy and horror, with a whole world of characters and creatures. Other projects I keep busy with are releasing dark collections of paintings in the 'My Shadows' sketchbooks and having fun attending pop culture conventions around Australia.

To read more about my work you can check out my FAQ. If you're after a print, have a question or business inquiry please feel free to email me at and I'll try and get back to you as soon as I can. Cheers!

Hey there zombie buddies, just thought I'd let you know I've got a lot more YouTube videos coming your way soon, not only speed paintings of the old recordings I recently re-found - but also some longer commentary videos, sketchbook walkthroughs and study demos. Be sure to check 'em out if you like! So many projects in the works at the moment, I'm recently finishing up an awesome commission for AETHERA, a custom campaign setting for Patherfinder. Can't wait to show you the finished pieces! Also planning the 2016 Australian convention year and keeping busy with getting a lot of things in motion. Exciting times! Hope you enjoy the next bunch of art and cheers for watching and supporting. :heart:
All the best,
- Austen

All Artwork © Austen Mengler -
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Team Sleep, TesseracT, Soen, Katatonia
  • Watching: Gumroad Tutorials
  • Playing: Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
  • Eating: BANANA
  • Drinking: Iced coffeee

Journal History

- Events 2016 -

Throughout the Year:
- MELBOURNE - Studio Fezilla -…
- 20 Feb - PERTH - Quality Comics 'Chaos' Pop Culture Fair -

- 27 Feb - PERTH - Collector Zone Toy & Hobby Fair -

- 24 - 28 March - PERTH - Swancon 2016 -

- 2-3 April - PERTH - Oz Comic-Con [TBA] -

- 9-10 April - GOLD COAST - Supanova Pop Culture Expo -

- 16-17 April - MELBOURNE - Supanova Pop Culture Expo -

- 29 May - PERTH - Collector Zone Toy & Hobby Fair -

- 11-12 June - MELBOURNE - Oz Comic-Con [TBA] -

- 17-19 June - SYDNEY - Supanova Pop Culture Expo -

- 25-26 June - PERTH - Supanova Pop Culture Expo -

- 9 July - PERTH - Nexus Toy Fair -

- 3-4 September - PERTH - EVOLVE -

- 8 October - PERTH - Nexus Toy Fair -

- 29 October - PERTH - Tosche Station Collector Fair -


If you're after signed prints directly from me, send me an email at and I'll be happy to sort it out for you. I also have online prints shops at Society6, Redbubble and INPRNT that you can check out too for more products. Cheers!


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Kkhal Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy your gallery, and I want to start drawing things like this myself. Could I ask, what medium you use? Do you do them digitally or by hand?
AustenMengler Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, and yeah I'd reccomend checking out my YouTube channel (above) as you can see a lot more of my behind the scenes stuff there. I mostly use a combination of pencil/ink sketches in my sketchbook, then scanned and painted up digitally in Photoshop CC with my Wacom intuos pro tablet.
Kkhal Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the response! And I hope you don't mind if I practice by copying some of you designs? 
October--Rust Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your creature art is just.. superb. I love your whole gallery, please keep it up.
AustenMengler Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I shall :)
thehorrorzine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Hi Austen. I cruised your gallery and am impressed. Really unique work, very moody.

My name is Jeani Rector, and I am the editor of an established, award-winning magazine titled The Horror Zine. We are not just horror; we are mystery, Twilight Zone, surreal, fantasy, suspense, and sci-fi. What I am saying is, we specialize in talent, not horror. Please feel free to check us out for yourself at

I would like to display some of your work in an upcoming issue. You would receive complete credit, including your bio and photo. If you are interested, please email me at and I thank you.

Jeani Rector, Editor
The Horror Zine
Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
One word for you... Wow! 

I just just came across your work. 
You are truly talented. And your an Aussie, and a Capricorn so that is even better. Haha

I look forward to seeing more. 
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
5-prime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!! :D
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Hope you had a good New Years :)
5-prime Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome, and thanks! :>
RetardedDogProductns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!!! :D
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :)
MetalAgamid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, man! :party:
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Hope you've had a great holiday break!
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