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Austen Mengler

Hey I'm Austen, a concept artist & illustrator from Perth, Western Australia who loves creating 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 4 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


For my extended F.A.Q, be sure to check it out here.

Q: What medium do you work in? 

A: The majority of my work starts as pencil and ink sketches that I then scan and take in Photoshop. I use a Wacom intuos pro tablet to digitally paint my artworks, and to see more about my behind the scenes process you can check out my videos and tutorials on my Youtube Channel.

Q: Are you available for commissions?
A: At the moment I'm devoting most of my time to my own projects, exhibiting at conventions and aiming for freelance work with game companies and developers, but if you're interested in any sort of business inquiry feel free to email me at

Q: Do you sell prints online?

A: Yes! my online store that I run myself from my home studio is here. There are signed prints, art books and original drawings available for order.
You can also check out my third party print stores at INPRNTSociety6 or Redbubble, or read more about them here.

Q: Is your artwork available for licensing?
If you're interested in buying a license to use my artwork in your publication or project, feel free to message me at with as much information as possible.




  • 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



  • Ricky Gervais shared my zombie portrait of him for Halloween!
  • 'The Cursed King' - made the front page of Reddit /Art.


  • 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


  • 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