Charles Utting

Charles Utting – Designer

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Illustrator - Book covers and interiors. Charlie believes in a future where somehow, against all odds, we make it.

Overview

Science Fiction & Fantasy Illustrator based out of Seattle, WA.

Charles believes in a future where somehow, against all odds, we all make it. Inspired by imagining rugged yet thriving futures, Charlie’s work focuses on small moments of connection, tension, and wonder.


Charlie has worked with a growing list of self-published authors across genres, game studios such as Coyote & Crow, and has had work accepted into art annuals such as Infected By Art Volumes 8 & 9.

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The process of creating an illustration begins with communication: excerpts from a chapter, a discussion of tone and mood or, if there is time, reading the whole book!

From there I work on a series of sketches, which we discuss before choosing one sketch and proceeding to the final. The final will undergo another round of edits until we are both excited with the result, at which point you’re off the races!

I look forward to hearing about your project, characters, and worlds.
Services
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG LGBTQ Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Short Story Space Opera Steampunk Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English
Awards
  • Infected by Art 7
  • Infected by Art 8
Certifications
  • SmArt School with Scott Fischer
  • Mentorship with Christopher Remmers

Work experience

Coyote & Crow

Jun, 2022 — Aug, 2022 (3 months)

Commissioned for a series of illustrations for the Coyote & Crow core rule book.

Self-employed

Nov, 2021 — Present

Charles has 21 reviews

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heeral P.

heeral P.

Dec, 2023

Super pleased with how the cover turned out and Charlie was responsive and super helpful throughout the process, happy to make amends where I requested and created a unique and beautiful cover
Sam M.

Sam M.

Dec, 2023

Charles is a fantastic artist. He turned my mad sci-fantasy idea into a stunning book cover. He was endlessly patient, took genuine interest in my book and the concept, clearly wanting to get the design right, and provided constant communication throughout. I highly recommend him to others looking for a sci-fi or fantasy book cover.
Charles U.
Sam, thank you for the kind words! I hope folks who read your book enjoying diving into the world as much as I did making the cover. Until next time!
James O.

James O.

Nov, 2023

Great Work!!!
Charles U.
Thank you James!
Kyle F.

Kyle F.

Nov, 2023

I really enjoyed working with Charlie. Professional, timely communication, listened to my suggestions, really got into the vibe I was going for. He's a talented artist, and a very personable, attentive, responsive collaborator. I'm very happy with the finished art, and I'd definitely work with him again!
Charles U.
Thank you Kyle! It was my pleasure, and it was a blast working with you.
Brandon B.

Brandon B.

Sep, 2023

Great service, great working with.
Charles U.
My pleasure, and likewise!

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