Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Harter Country

We moved out to California after my wife and I got married so I could study character animation at CalArts. I ended up taking a job at Walt Disney Feature Animation. We decided to leave LA and move back to our hometown so I could begin working on my master's in Illustration at the nearby university. This was the illustration I created as a mailer to announce that we were "Moooving." We relocated to what was essentially the country, very rural, farms everywhere. I loved it. After living in LA for 5 years, it was a breath of fresh air. We ended up "moooving" back to L.A. after a year so I could work at Disney again, but we really enjoyed that year, hanging out with family and friends, and drawing cows.

Pastel on Canson paper, 16-1/4" by 13-3/4".


Wyoming said...

I randomly stumbled upon your site by clicking that "Next Blog" button you can see on the top right corner. I was scrolling through to see if I could stumble upon a truly interesting blog and your picture stopped my happy clicking.
It's very beautiful. I love the bucolic posture of the cow.
Hope to see more.
-Madeleine (I'm at

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

what's new? certainly not this. love george mcclements.

kidding. it's good to see you're up and running. looking forward to seeing more.


ps. turn on your "word verification" or you will get spammed.

Dan Thompson said...

Very nice! Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Jim Vitale said...

Great site.........I'm a cow expert, and I have never seen ine as perty as this one here.... Hoo Doggy........

Matthew Cruickshank said...

How was your time at Cal Arts?, It has a very good reputation this side of the pond.

Welcome to the Blogging community, great to see paintings!!

Jeff Harter said...
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Jeff Harter said...

In a nutshell, I loved it. I met some fantastic people, and It was great to be surrounded by peers and professionals from the industry who were loaded with talent and knowledge of the craft. Would reccomend to anyone who wanted to learn the art of animation.