Illustration for the story by Florence Jane Soman
Caption: ”There was something in their eyes that made her say swiftly, ‘it’s going to happen to you too. You wait and see.”’
The Ladies’ Home Journal, 1953
Light reflects on the glass adding – or hiding – details. I tried to filter them out somewhat and the result was this mellow, pastel effect. Still, rather pleasing.
Illustration for the story by Katherine Greer.
Caption: ”Here, in this very window, might be her ring!”
Redbook magazine, January 1950
Caption: ”It was restful to be near Sara, thought Vilas. You didn’t have to explain things to her. She understood.”
Cosmopolitan magazine, 1949
Illustration from ”The Clever Sister” by Margaret Culkin Banning
Caption: ”Beneath the strangely different melodies of their lives ran hidden themes that others never heard; yet one refrain they had in common: ‘Whom does Barney love – my sister or me?”’
Woman’s Home Companion, January 1947
Illustration for the book by George Barr McCutcheon
Caption: ”They, too, were seen together very often of late.”
This work also appeared in ”A Garden of Girls”, published by Dodd, Mead & Co., 1910
Title illustration for the story by Ann Pinchot
Caption: ”This way, darling” she said… He followed her, as he would follow her anywhere.
The American Magazine, ca. 1945
Illustration for a story by Philip Wylie
Caption: ”Every night I dream I’m being chased by a green locomotive. Does that mean I should give up Creme de Menthe?”
Redbook magazine, April 1938
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If his mouth worked in the same way as his pen, Mr. Harris would undoubtedly be a helluva gifted artist with tons of devoted fans swearing by his brilliant drawings. As it is, he is a helluva gifted artist with an outspoken controversial character wreaking havoc among fans and embarrassing fellow artists; which is just as well because, yeah, devil is in the details. Today, let us focus on the pen which – as we know – is mightier than the sword. Here are some incredible examples of Mr. Harris’ original artwork that were on view at The Society of Illustrators through March 2017.
This is a lifestyle and informational blog for those writers who feel they are caught between being in the midst of struggle, making some progress and feeling stuck in the meantime. This blog will be interrupted with interviews from authors that have already been there and impart their own advice and info. Think of it as deciding to live a bare minimum lifestyle to reach your maximum creative potential. Let's take this journey together.