Austen-Mengler

Austen Mengler

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 the last 9 years have 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 ExecutionMy 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 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 Wacom 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 use.

Thanks for looking at my monsters (play nice) and all the best!
- Austen Mengler

CONTACT: 
Email: austenmengler@gmail.com
Phone: (+61) 0447619624

LINKS:
 
deviantART -  Facebook -  Instagram - Youtube - ArtStation -
Behance - Tumblr - Twitter - Gumroad - LinkedIn


publications

exhibitions/Workshops

  • 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

aWARDS

  • 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

CLIENT LIST

ACCOLADES

  • 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

EDUCATION

  • 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