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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Austen Mengler25/Male/Australia Groups :iconblood-gore: Blood-Gore
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Austen Mengler
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I'm a concept artist & illustrator from Perth, WA with a love for drawing monsters. As well as working freelance in the video game and publishing industries, I'm currently creating artwork independently for my personal art book projects EXECUTION, My Shadows & SCARY SKETCHES. Other things that keep me busy are exhibiting at conventions around Australia & making art videos and tutorials.

If you have a business inquiry feel free to message me at - or you can check out my FAQ. Thanks!

Hey guys and gals and ghouls, how's it all going?

Apologies that I don't update my deviantART as much as I used to, it's busy times these days and although I'm really grateful that I'm able to tour around Australia and do so many shows and conventions - it definitely makes it harder to keep everything else updated! That being said, I have finally launched my new website portfolio over at - where you can see my latest and best work, projects and also an archive gallery of all my older work too. I'll also have a Store setup there soon where I'll have originals, sketchbooks and signed prints for sale directly from me (much easier than correspondence via email) - and there's also more ways to keep up to date with what conventions I'll be at soon. I've been working on it for a lil' while myself using Squarespace, so let me know what you think!

This weekend I'm exhibiting with my artwork for sale at Supanova Perth for the home show, I'm at Stand 45 in the Alley. I've also got another live demo Creature Design Workshop on at 2:30pm - 3:30pm on the Saturday (tomorrow) at the Imagineer's Playground Stage where I'll be going through my Photoshop process in front of the crowd. Should be fun!

I also just wanted to say a big thank you for more than 10,000 watchers! Really means a lot since deviantART was my main platform for sharing my work starting out, so thanks a lot for the support.

I know I always say this but I've got way more art and monsters and book projects coming soon. Will have just had 3 weekend big shows after this weekend (Melbourne, Sydney and Perth) so looking forward to getting back to uploading some more art soon. Below are some new longer casual YouTube videos I've been putting up recently, hope they're somewhat useful and fun to hang out and talk about art with! Let me know what you think of this kind of format and I look forward to doing more.

Cheers everyone and all the best!
- Austen
  • Listening to: D'eon, Collarbones, Opeth
  • Watching: Game of Thrones

- 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


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Evil-Nom Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking everywhere for art like this!! :O  AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AustenMengler Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thanks so much! Really appreciate it :)
Ravvex Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I'm really bad at finding stuff on people's profiles so I'm sorry if it's right in the open but... where/do you do commissions?
AustenMengler Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for asking, I don't generally do personal commissions but occasionally do when I have the time - so best bet is to email or note me to inquire with as much information as possible about what you've got in mind. Thanks!
SinnamonBby Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hello again! I'm excited to get some things from your booth in Supanova Perth. Which booth are you in?
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey awesome, yeah looking forward to the show tomorrow too! I'm at Stand 45 in the Alley for the Perth show this weekend. I've also got a live demo on the Saturday at 2:30pm - 3:30pm at the Imagineer's Playground Stage where I'll be going through how I make monsters. Should be a ball! Hope to see you there! :)
kengonesun Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice meeting u at supernova man really love your art
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! Good to meet you too! :)
kengonesun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LadyChilla Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love your work!
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
LadyChilla Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Love your twistedly morbid work! Keep it up!
RabbleRousy Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hooooly shit your stuff is amazing!!! So creepy :3
AustenMengler Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :ahoy:
NFerri Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
OOOOHH GOD... Really?! O.o
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