Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I was a bit late getting my cards out this year, so here's the digital version. Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Agave fairy

This is the design I made for my Mom's Christmas cards. Allan and I are off to Arizona in the wee hours tomorrow morning!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Endless Shift

My latest comic endeavor is up at Life Meter Comics! Go check it out!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

a Pigeon in Penn Station

Another Penn Station sketch, this time of a pigeon admiring his reflection. Sorry for the lack of posts, my home internet has been wonky.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Penn Wines

I stopped at Penn Wines to get some wine for Allan's birthday a few weeks back and this really happened. The old guy kept appologizing once I turned around, saying mostly men had been in the store that day...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Smile guest comic!

I did a guest page for my friend Raina's webcomic "Smile." Check out her site for the full page!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Some life drawings

from Asifa 11-8-07. I'm starting to sketch in pencil again, it's been a while.

Friday, November 09, 2007

More from the Met

A few more from Sketchcrawl last weekend.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sketchcrawl at the Met

My first 2 pages of sketches: a statue of the angel Gabriel and some Edo period helmets.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Sketchcrawl this Sunday Nov 4th!

Hello fellow sketchers!

We'll be meeting Sunday November 4 at 11 am on the stairs in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1000 5th Ave @ 82nd St.

If it's tolerable outside, we may be doing some drawing in Central Park too. We'll be having a few visitors from the west coast, including Pixar artists Ronnie del Carmen and sketchcrawl founder Enrico Casarosa.

If you'll be joining in later in the day, give me a call to see where we are.
(917) 880-2040

Hope to see you sketching!

If you're not in the New York area, check the sketchcrawl forum to see where there may be one organized near you! Or go out sketching on your own!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Chinese Temple

Sketched this out of an awesome book on Chinese architecture and Buddist Temples.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Still more sketches from the N.C. car trip. A radio station used a sound bite from Napoleon Dynamite, and the page evolved from there.

Friday, October 12, 2007


A marker sketch I did from the Fruits book a few weeks back.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

hands and feet

Some more car sketches from the drive to North Carolina.

I've also posted a list of my favorite films from the Ottawa festival.

Monday, October 08, 2007

marker sketches

Allan and I just got back from a road trip to North Carolina. This is one of the sketch pages I did in the car.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Storm King field

Another watercolor from the Storm King trip. This field was near the Andy Goldsworthy wall.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ottawa sketches

Some sketches done between screenings at the NAC. The start of my review is over here. And if you'd like to read about the Joanna Quinn retrospective and masterclass, that's here too.

EDIT: I finally finished loading my photo journaling of the festival as well!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It's that time of year again...

Allan and I are heading to Canada tomorrow for the OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL! Opening night we'll be watching the Persepolis film, I can't wait.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Preying Mantis

Praying Mantis' don't think much of weddings.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Storm King

Yesterday Allan and I drove up to the Storm King art center. It was our second visit so we found some time to sketch. I did this little 4"x6" watercolor study from a bench on top of a sculpture field. I was always a cold press paper person, but I'm liking this little pad of hot press.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tek Jansen

If you check out the Colbert Report tonight on Comedy Central at 11:30, you may just catch the first episode of Tek Jansen's second season of animated adventures. The second season is animated at Flickerlab in New York, and I was brought on last minute to help with some cleanup and lip synch. There's some quality drawing even though it was a tight budget, mostly due to fellow SVA grad Simon Ampel and Phil Lockerby. There's also some sweet backgrounds by Max Porter and Bryan Cox. It may also be online in the coming days, and there will be a number of new episodes in the coming months to watch out for.

EDIT: It's also on Ifilm.

Luchador momentum

I watched Nacho Libre the other day and suddenly found myself sketching lots of luchadors!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Coney Island

Allan and I spent yesterday afternoon at Coney Island. I didn't really sketch, but I took a load of photos. Hope Astroland will still be around next season.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Jack's Coffee and the Brooklyn Bridge

Two more from the South Street Seaport on Saturday.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Peking

First of a couple sketches from the South Street Seaport yesterday.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Worldwide Sketchcrawl #15 is Tomorrow

Just a reminder to New Yorkers that we'll be meeting for Sketchcrawl on Saturday August 25th at Pier 17 (Fulton & South Streets) of the South Street Seaport at 11 am at the big boat in the harbor.

Subway directions: 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street A or C trains to Broadway-Nassau;
or E train towards Fulton Street. Walk East on Fulton Street to Water Street.

We may head over to the Museum of the Native American at some point later in the day for some air conditioning.

Looks like it'll be a hot one, bring plenty of water and sunscreen!

Check out the Sketchcrawl Forums for additional information and to post your drawings.

See you tomorrow!

email: alisamharris(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sunday, August 19, 2007


This was a card I did for my friend Jose's housewarming.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Samurai Jack marker studies

These are the last of the color studies I've done lately. You can see the original beautiful paintings over at Bill Wray's blog.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Alice marker sketches

Here's the rest of the Mary Blair studies. These are both from Alice in Wonderland.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Peter Pan color/ layout studies

I've been doing a bunch of color key studies in marker based on design work by Mary Blair. The top sketch is about 5.5"x 6" and the bottom one is 3"x 4" (about actual size here.) They were done on the same page, but I posted them separately as they weren't facing the same way. I had a lot of fun sketching these up quickly and I'll post the rest in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Girls' Guide to Guys' Stuff

Some of the contributers:

The book release party was last night and although it was insanely hot, there was a good turnout. Special thanks to Nathalia, Liam, Ray and Franz for coming out! The book is now available at comic shops nationwide!

Friday, August 03, 2007

apartment sketches

If you're in the NYC area, there's a book release party this Monday August 6 for the Friends of Lulu comic anthology "The Girls' Guide to Guys' Stuff." It's a pretty amazing collection of work from female cartoonists (including me!) It starts at 7 at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art at 594 Broadway, Suite 401.

P.S. You can check out my latest animation on a Pink Panther commercial for the Virginia Lottery at the Cold Hard Flash site!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Oh Harry Potter. I was irked by Tonks' appearance in the Order of the Phoenix movie, why didn't she have her pink spiked hair, eh? Anyway, I finished the final book the other day and sketched this up.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I picked up a copy of Leon (The Professional) last week and did some sketches after watching it.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Belvedere castle

It was a lovely day and Allan and I did some sketching in Central Park this afternoon.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Commute sketches

I did this in my mini moleskine on the LIRR one evening. The top is the Manhattan skyline after coming out of the tunnel, middle is the platform at Shea Stadium and the bottom is the platform at Murray Hill.

Friday, July 06, 2007


Here are some of my short pose sketches from tonight.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Out of Season

Don't know why I was in a wintry sketch mode today.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Another Illustration Friday.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

back to the drawing board

Summer drawing session has started again.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I'm working on some BGs for my portfolio. Since I have mostly landscapes I decided to do an interior.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Hero Con

Allan and I stopped at Hero Con while we were in Charlotte. This was an odd couple we saw there.