a book of drawings by
charles allen harris
So, I finally bit the bullet and put something
in print! Sketchi collects
a bunch of my vector drawings from the last five years in print for the
first time.I only made 50 of them, though, so click the image and order
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GUINNESS GIRL 2013
sunday, 3 march 2013
Update of last-year's version. Also a stark reminder that I need to update this site more often...
JOSS WHEDON, EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HERO
friday, 1 june 2012
It's funny how things work out in Hollywood sometimes.
saturday, 17 march 2012
Love girls who like Guinness. This girl is no one in particular, mostly I just felt like yet another redhead would be a bit too consistent (I've drawn a lot of them lately) and a bit too cliche. Trust me, there are a LOT more brunettes in Ireland than redheads.
tuesday, 28 february 2012
Another portrait, of sorts. My friend Deja as the Baroness form GI Joe, whom she dressed as for Halloween. Gotta love the nerdy girls.
monday, 19 december 2011
Portrait for my good friend. Sorry it took so long. :)
thursday, 6 october 2011
friday, 2 september 2011
A very recent commission
to revisit the older redhead sketch. With more
detail, and of course, more limbs. Seems the client
had inhereted a small plane and is in the middle
of a project to rebuild it, complete with the addition
of some good old-fashioned nose art. Well, not
SO old-fashioned, really, but a fairly classic
take on a pinup nevertheless. She'll be about twenty-two
inches tall on the engine cowling when printed
and mounted. All of the additional details – type
of shoes, stockings, bows, etc – are to the clients
friday, 23 october 2009
Couple more versions of her hotness.
Maybe not every artist does this,
but I love exploring variations on my own work. I'm not
convinced any particular
version is the most perfect final one. Maybe it's a
trait I picked up from graphic design and production where
context - how a thing is used and where it is - often
determines changes to the thing itself. A logo or some
piece of key art, for example, might change color or
arrangement depending on the space it has to fill
Maybe I just like noodling and second-guessing
tuesday, 12 october 2009
Posting more than once
in a month? Me? Hell, I'm on a roll. Blame a thread
over at the Drawing
Board (and Bentan,
specifically, for setting the bar) for kicking
my butt to get
some themed artwork done (and BEFORE the event
has come and gone, no less). Just the line work
for now (Adobe Illustrator, Wacom tablet) but
color may come. I'd like to do a couple more for
the thread, so keep your fingers crossed that my
schedule holds out.
This one is noteworthy because
I don't often get this racy. The trick is finding
the right line (no pun intended) between
creating a character and outright sex. For me,
the best, brightest pinup art starts with character
and pushes up to the point where the sexiness
contributes to, but doesn't detract from, that character.
not always as successful as I'd like in finding
So, I practice, practice, practice.
friday, 2 october 2009
More World of Warcraft related
art, this time a handful of hotties partaking of some
of the Brewfest offerings,
complete with their own set of Tankards o' Terror. Posted
here are the inks (which is actually Adobe Illustrator)
and a shot at coloring (all Photoshop) because I really
need to practice that more.
Yes, it's based on that classic
forum photo of the three Oktoberfest babes and is an
unreserved homage to it.
wednesday, 2 september 2009
I got this image into my head a
few days ago and I just had to scratch the itch. I expect
of Warcraft players will appreciate this, and
it may only really strike a chord with WoW players in the
LA area, but whatever.
I drove up to La Cañada to
see the fire for myself and damn if there wasn't actual
fire right behind actual houses and businesses. The incongruity
struck me, in the same way seeing a Warcraft
raid boss traipsing
through the real world might. That's about as much artistic
justification as I can muster for this. Really, I just
got the image in my head and had to get it out.
was gracious enough to give me actual permission (since
I asked nicely - see, Internet: we can do our silly Photoshopping
AND maintain the integrity of copyright) to use his photo
for this. Please go visit his site and check out the rest
of his work – he's quite a good photographer and the trip
is well worth it. On a side note, I think this is the first
time he's allowed this kind of mashup with his photos, so
that's very cool of him.
Original image copyright © Los
Angeles photographer Anthony Citrano; used with
Click image to embiggen!
wednesday, 26 august 2009
So, Disney is buying Marvel. Okay,
fair enough. Makes a kind of sense, at first glance.
Of course if all of the character licensing deals stay
intact (Marvel Heroes stuff at Universal theme parks,
for example) I wonder just how much Disney will be
able to leverage their investment. Maybe it's like
deal, the future movie distribution deals alone look
too tasty to pass up.
Anyway, I couldn't help but wonder
how this new partnership might wind up changing details
wednesday, 26 august 2009
I've owed my friend Cathy a portrait
of some kind for a long time now and I finally got around
to getting around to it. I
need to do more of this sort of thing. It's a lot of
friday, 14 august 2009
What's a hunter without his
pet? I've had Jinxi for a LONG time. I know it's counterintuitive
to develop a sentimental attachment to a virtual pet,
but Jinxi was one of my first pets and I just cannot
bring myself to trade her in, no matter how many sparky
lightning wolfs Blizzard tempts me with.
saturday, 11 july 2009
Every rare so often I find the
energy to build a little tutorial on the vector work
I do. I like these partly because, as I was starting
out avything likethis was invlauable to me and so I like
to contribute when I can, and partly because I think
my process is a little on the unusual side and I think
someone might be interested to see a diferent way to
do this. Also it's good practice for putting together
Anyway, here's Scruffi, my Tauren
Hunter World of Warcraft character, making his first
appearance on this site (he's been posted in previous incarnations
at my other
friday, 10 july 2009
Because sometimes you just have to draw a naughty
to the New Site
tuesday, 23 june 2009
I decided to start a separate site dedicated
solely to my artwork. Right now it's jut the working kernel and
I intend to adjust things and add bits here and there – nothing
is set in stone here yet (my other site at livinglightning.com has
seen a half-dozen evolutions since its inception), but I wanted
to get something up in working condition for now.
thanks for visiting, poke around the gallery, and enjoy your stay!
Below: a rare self portrait to inaugurate the