Dirty Harry

Mandatory Dirty Harry post (something calmer Monday). Now, go ahead… have a great day.

Harry Callahan: ” I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: do I feel lucky? Well, do ya… punk?”

– Clint Eastwood – Dirty Harry

About this image: digital media – vector art portrait created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop overlayed on modifiedΒ  ‘ Dirty Harry ‘ film still

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91 thoughts on “Dirty Harry

  1. I used to work for Clint Eastwood, at his Mission Ranch in Carmel, CA. He was always pullin’ this s**t on me, too.

    “How many shots you got left in that bottle? Tell ya the truth, I kinda lost track myself. But, being that is a 4.4 Litre Champagne Magnum – the largest bottle of champagne in the world – and one more shot would blow your head drunk off your a$$ – you gotta ask yourself one question – do you feel lucky, Spectra? Well, do ya, punk?”

    • Wow! That sounds so cool, Spectra! I had no idea! You have the most interesting stories – ridiculous! You need to write a book!
      Hahaha… the Ranch does seem to be spinning, a bit…
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  2. My wife will really enjoy this one – she is a Eastwood fan – but as an art teacher she will want to know about the technique/media involved.
    You really shouldn’t go bragging about having a couple of pears, your artistic skills are intimidating as it is. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, sir!
      This one (the portrait, anyway) was Adobe Illustrator’s shape tools (pen, brush, etc.), although I went back in later and added the blue tint in Photoshop.
      Hahaha… that is very kind of you to say, sir, but it’s all just smoke and mirrors over here, really…
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      • My wife was impressed by the piece. Her own range of art training and portrait work does not extend to the computer. So we both say, “Well done !” .

        • I’m so happy to hear she liked this post, sir! I have been very impressed by her work, too (from what I’ve seen of it in a few of your pieces). Does she have a blog or a website where she shoes of more of her pieces? I’d love to see them! And thanks so much to the both of you! You are so kind!
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  3. Ah yes, good ole Clint Eastwood, and probably his most famous line ever! And excellent choice, Sig and very excellent work, my friend!
    Hugs, xx

    • Thank you, Mary!
      Me, too! To both!
      I was kind of surprised about the big to-do over that ad… I didn’t really see it in a political light at all… I guess you can find that in anything if you look hard enough, though.
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  4. Nice work Inky! I love the recent take off of Dirty Harry’s famous quote with Timothy Olyphant’s rendition in Justified…. Classic stuff and nicely shared by your work!

    • Many thanks, Mr. B!
      Truthfully I haven’t seen Justified yet (my wife and I are sans cable these days)… sounds really interesting, though… I’ll make a mental note to check it out if I get a chance!
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    • I probably shouldn’t take credit for all of that… I think a lot of that depth comes from the angle the reference photo I used to draw Clint was taken at… still, thank you very much for such a kind comment, sir! I’m fairly pleased with how this one turned out… for the moment, anyway!
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  5. Great timing with this fabulous Clint art work. It hurt me to hear Karl Rove, of all people, put the Clint down, I mean that these two names should even be in the same sentence . . .

    • In all honesty I really didn’t plan that. For the most part I don’t try to get political, and I really didn’t find Clint’s ad to be, either. Just trying to make a silly little piece about an icon of the American screen, Ms. K… so I’m very happy to hear you liked it!
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    • Thank you so much! That is very nice to hear!
      Me, too! It had been a while since I’d seen it, so I went back and watched it again prior to making this… still more than holds up, I think!
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  6. How did I miss this offering? 😦
    Well I am here now and it’s a most
    excellent piece of work SIG πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Do You feel Lucky Punk? I like it…

    Androgoth

  7. clint a very dodgey name to type if your me lol but i love watching him in any which way but loose best a very sexy man love this post xxjen

    • Thanks much, U.M!
      I nearly forgot it… I knew something was missing, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at first!
      Hahaha… I think you’d get motion sickness from all my ‘undo’ commands!
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