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About Professional Artist Core Member Austen Mengler24/Male/Australia Groups :icondarkterrors: DarkTerrors
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Austen Mengler
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Hey I'm Austen, a concept artist & illustrator based in Perth, Western Australia. I love creating horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and surreal concept art, character & creature designs and illustrations. Since graduating Curtin University in 2011 I've done freelance work for several years, and have been developing my own IP artbook project 'Execution' and exhibiting at pop culture conventions around Australia.

To read more about my work you can check out my FAQ. If you have a question or business inquiry you can contact me at


Journal History

- Upcoming Events 2015 -

Throughout the Year (August Onwards):
- MELBOURNE - Studio Fezilla -…

- September 26-27 - SYDNEY - Oz Comic-Con (Stand 100) -

- October 17-18 - MELBOURNE - AMC Expo (Armageddon) -…

- October 24th - PERTH - RahCon Pop Culture Convention -…

- November 1st - PERTH - Tosche Station Collector Fair -…

- November 20-22 - ADELAIDE - Supanova Pop Culture Expo -

- November 27-29 - BRISBANE - Supanova Pop Culture Expo -


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!

Inspirations + Influences


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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ESGoodkin Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New Deviant
Amazing artwork! :D
Liskaza Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Daaaaamn, I really want to fave every art! This is amazing!!!
The way you make those creepy things look beautiful is... wow!
AustenMengler Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional
Thanks so much! :)
RmThemy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Writer
man, you rock ! your prod' is incredible !
AustenMengler Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional
Thanks you! :)
shadoefax Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saw you at Comic Con today - amazing
OutTheWindow99 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything in your gallery is so good!! I love the Monsters Inc. stuff! :D
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional
Thanks so much! Glad you like it, be sure to check out my YouTube channel and all that for behind the scenes stuff too :)
ArtsyBalletFreak Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHHH!! I love your work!!!! it's so surreal, imaginative and cool!!! keep up the amazing work!!
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional
Thanks so much! :)
ArtsyBalletFreak Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
bobbyv94 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hey you like gore right what ya think of these…
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional
Nice, I'd suggest doing lots of anatomy studies and drawing traditionally in a sketchbook too - once you learn the 'rules' and how to draw people and real things better it really helps when you want to break them and draw horrible monsters.
bobbyv94 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
can you draw my infected scarecrow its the latest and has the best result of drawing muscle tissue also im trying to make the infected a bit different then regular undead
5-prime Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your art! C:
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