Hey I'm Austen, a concept artist & illustrator from Perth, Western Australia who loves drawing monsters!
I've been drawing them all my life, and for more than 10 years have also been working freelance on a variety of projects creating fantasy, science fiction & horror concept art & illustrations for video games, comics, album covers, film projects, board games and other publications.
As well as enjoying bringing ideas to life for art directors and publishers - my real passion is for developing and working on my own projects Execution, My Shadows and Scary Sketches. I've also been exhibiting at pop culture conventions around Australia for the last 5 years and it's been a blast sharing my work with fellow gaming, comic book and horror fans. To share more of my design process I also have a collection of video tutorials, speed paintings & live demo workshops, which you can check out on my YouTube Channel.
I love creating warped and unique characters, creatures and illustrations - and have had a lot of experience with coming up with concepts and variations, both traditionally in a sketchbook and digitally with a tablet & Photoshop. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in working together, whether it be for creating new artwork or licensing existing work for commercial use.
Thanks for looking at my monsters (play nice) and all the best!
- Austen Mengler
My partner Jenny Mackintosh is also an accomplished graphic designer & illustrator who has helped out a tonne with putting several of my publication projects together. Check out her portfolio at: www.jennymackintosh.net
THE ART OF AUSTEN MENGLER
2018 - Nothing Can Stop Me Now II - Kickstarter
2017 - Dark Art Tarot Project
2016 - Alex - Film Project
2016 - Gore Shriek
2016 - OiOiOi! Magazine
2015 - Jet Set Trash Records
2015 - Grimdark Magazine
2014 - Perth Artists
2014 - Aurealis Magazine
2012 - Romantically Apocalyptic
2011 - UWA - Pelican Magazine
2011 - Curtin University - Assorted Volume 05
2018 - Evolve Perth (Guest Artist) - Live Demo Workshop
2016 - RahCon - City of Mandurah - Pop Culture Exhibition
2016 - Art Talk at Chaos Pop Culture #3
2016 - Live Demo Workshop at Perth Supanova
2015- present - Fezilla Studio Galley - Melbourne
2015 - Live Demo Workshop at Brisbane Supanova
2015 - Live Demo Workshop at Sydney Supanova
2015 - Live Demo Workshop at Perth Oz Comic-Con
2014 - "I Will Not Be Denied..." artwork featured at BlizzCon 2015
2014 - present - Good Games Cannington - Perth
2011 - Curtin Design Graduate Showcase 2011
Daily Deviation Award - deviantART - HARLEY QUINN
Daily Deviation Award 2013 - deviantART - Jon Snow
Daily Deviation Award 2012 - deviantART - ZOMBIE ME
Daily Deviation Award 2011 - deviantART - B is for BRAINS
Daily Deviation Award 2009 - deviantART - CHAINSAW CHARLIE
The 2002 National Cartooning Competition - State Finalist
2018 - Present - Unannounced Game Project - Concept Art & Illustration
2017 - 2018 - The Faceless Man - Sole Concept Artist for Upcoming Film Project
2017 - Present - Unannounced Film Project - Concept Art
2017 - Infinite Discs - Frisbee Licensing
2014 - Concept Artwork for Unnanounced Film Project
2014 - Good Games Cannington - Play-mat Illustration
2014 - Optimystic MC - Day of the Guiding Light (2016) - Album Artwork
2013 - Rough House Publishing - ZOMBIE Graphic Novel - Colourist
2011, 2013 - Winterfold - Isolation, Clarity, Despondency - Artworks
2012 - Genie's Gifts App - Logo Design
2011 - Curtin University Student Guild - Ignite Ball - Ticket Illustration
2011 - Curtin University Student Guild - Engineer Club T-shirt Design
2011 - Horror Film Project - Creature Design & Illustration
2011 - Within Destruction - Album Artworks
2011 - Chicksy Dicks - Album Artwork, Logo & Packaging Design
2011 - Ferocious Mind - Album Artwork
2010 - Sinister Grin Press - Bookmark Illustration
2010 - Eastpoint Records - "Lunar See" Album Artwork
Met & discussed my Game of Thrones "Winter Has Come" parody fan art series with George R. R. Martin at Supanova Brisbane 2013! Have also gifted a copy to Jason Momoa, Kristian Nairne & Jack Gleeson at other events over the years.
Ricky Gervais shared my zombie portrait of him for Halloween!
'The Cursed King' - made the front page of Reddit /Art with 23K upvotes.
Gifted Millie Bobbie Brown a copy of my "Stranger Danger" framed art at Supanova Adelaide 2017
Curtin University of Technology [2009 - 2011]
- Graduated with Bachelor of Arts: Design (Major in Illustration)
Applecross Senior High School [2004 - 2008] (Scholarship)
- Took part in the extra-curricular Special Art scholarship program