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Harlan: Equally Informal Ref. by JeyBarnes Harlan: Equally Informal Ref. by JeyBarnes
Ignore the abundant wonkitude prz. I'm sorta trying to train myself off of eraser-reliance again. ADVENTURE.

In my brainspace Harlan is sort of the metaphorical good twin of Dingo. Where Dingo is insecure and confused and trapped in a decidedly morbid world, Harlan is pretty secure in his identity, exceedingly laid-back and generally a very open person. I've developed a good bit of his background and even some of his future but he doesn't belong to any story or anything, just kinda exists in my brain. A good one to have around.

Ye Olde History of Harlan
He was actually created as a sort of a friendly joke boyfriend for my chum Meghann in 2003(ish?) because she was single at the time and not enjoying it. Nowadays Meghann is MARRIED (they grow up so fast!).
Harlan's last name was stolen directly from My other Megan friend, to whom I distinctly remember vowing that I would utilize it for a character when I found the right one.
The first time I drew Harlan he had pointy ears and was dressed like someone out of FRUiTS. Obviously things have been toned way down since then, though he still tends to stand out in a crowd.

Needlessly huge Ganesha because a) I like Ganesha and b) I was running out of space-fillers.

All right 2 DÜ 2DAY:
- Organize some submissions for ~SunshineKitE's art magazine project
- Work on thanks-art for ~kyan
-Sketch out entries for the World Ends with You contest 'cause Tetsuya Nomura fansqueeeeeal hurhur dork dork dork

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AThiefandAStalker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Have I mentioned I love this character? I love this character. I've loved him even since I started watching you back when I was an idiot teenager going by :iconmorellaspazz:. I was fifteen or sumfin when I started watching you, now I'm nearly twenty-one, AND YOU STILL INSPIRE ME.
Anyway, Harlan = awesome.
JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gosh, hi again! I can't believe you remember Harlan. Aww man your comment is so sweet, thank you. Thank you a lot! I'll try to draw more Harlans. *<*
Giiu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Good! M ncanta xD
Saimiri Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
remember how I said about that old collection of harlan faces a long time ago that he reminds me of my Iñaki? He still does. I think it's amazing, because there's probably no character of mine I have such a clear picture of in my mind. And god, I love Harlan. I should draw them together. It would make no sense but I sorta feel like fanarting ALL of your characters anyways X,D

I wish I knew some guy like this in real life, it would be awesome.

and faving this, because refs are love.
MissMew Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
I love the snappy dresser outfit.
His hair is great, whether blue or orangey.

I seriously should do some character refs. for my characters, but they never turn out right.
macaria-acacia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
I'm pretty sure that my OC, Harper would have the biggest damn crush on your Harlan is they ever met in the "I'm-from-the-world-of-some-random-artist's-creativity" realm. :ohnoes:

But he's cute. Very handsome. I love the goatee.
cza24-9 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008

marry me harlan!! :P
Vincent-Van-Chow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Ive always had a soft spt for Harlan, i love how he dyes his hair yet his brows and sometimes goatee stand out XD I can remember your first pic of him, hes changed well :) And i adore these character sheets, would you mind if i did something a little like this for some of my characters?
JeyBarnes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course I wouldn't mind! Go crazy! Go nuts! Thanks mang, I'm glad you like Harlan. *pound*
ladydragona Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Oh man Oh man Oh man this has gotta be the swellest ref/character sheet ever. I'm so pansexual for character refs, man. HARLAN IS SO SWELL.

I kind of want to rip you off (with credit) and do one for Ly? ALSO SRSLY WHY HAVE I NOT DRAWN HARLAN EVER OH MAN I LOVE HIS DESIGN LOTS. I hope you do more of these- they're awesome.
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