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Currently going through the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher, an urban fantasy series starring Harry Dresden, a wizard and private investigator operating out of modern day Chicago who deals with cases involving the supernatural and things that go bump in the night, and fights the forces of darkness to protect the innocent and uphold the Laws of Magic. Highly, highly recommended for those looking to get into a series filled with great characters, genuinely intriguing plotlines, and awesome action, not to mention a good deal of wiseassery and snark courtesy of the title character. Planning to do a series of fanart featuring the series' many characters. This is the first, featuring the 'main' cast:
From left to right:
Harry Dresden
Thomas Raith
Karrin Murphy
Molly Carpenter

Update: Added some background graphics and few minor edits.
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HNutz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student
VERY COOL!
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Hamzilla54321 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
I never truly realized how dang short Murphy is. She's shorted then Harry's shoulder!
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4eyes0soul Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Which makes it all the more embarrassing when she curb-stomps your ass.
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Sret Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
I need to find a duster like the one Harry have... Becasue it looks awesome.
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ellestrix Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Isn't Molly's hair blue and pink, not blue and green?
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jeremycards Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Artist
She changes it up a lot!
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ellestrix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, but the Frankenhooker outfit went with cotton candy blue and pink hair.
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McBob9000 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
These are really good.  The only issue that i have at all is the fact that Thomas' melee weapon is a kukri, not a scimitar.
That on minor issue aside, Fantastic work over all.

Edit: never mind, i see the kukri on the other hip, and i do remember he has a scimitar as well.
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masaruten Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I'd like to see the Dresden Files turned into a series of movies. The TV show was alright, but I think they'd do better as movies, provided they're given the Peter Jackson treatment.
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4eyes0soul Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Harry's inner monologue is one of the best parts and does most of the info-dumps, so they'd have to alter the storytelling method a lot.
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masaruten Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
Good point
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4eyes0soul Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Don't mess with someone who put a troll in a choke-hold BEFORE she learned about the magical world.

That's not from the main books, it's from the short story prequel:

www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/side-jobs/restoration
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masaruten Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
I remember that...wasn't that when Dresden and his mentor were accused of kidnapping some rich kid?
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4eyes0soul Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yes.
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masaruten Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
ah
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kikuchiyou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Try drawing the loup - garou when harry shot it out of the police station.
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kikuchiyou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
I love how harry isn't just some modern wizard knockoff. He's like with deadpool except he's sane and thinks.
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DarkPhlame412 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I thought Murph was described to have curly hair? I may be remembering wrong; anyway, I love this series of drawings, you're awesome!
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bobrtheskull Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
you should try drawing the naagloshii, injun joe, ebenezer and demon reach.
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Karrin Murphy definitely has that look of badassery around her.  She looks cute too, but has this air of "call me cute and say goodbye to your nads" about her.
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Grogpole Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
That is EXACTLY how I pictured Murphy and the others are nigh on identical too, amazing job!!!
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MidnightblueArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013

I'm a big Dresden fan. Just love the harry! My friends are doing a cosplay, and we're using your pics as a reference. :)


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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's great, I'd love to see the finished costumes =)
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OperaGhost21 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome, awesome stuff! Take this as a comment for all the Dresden pieces, since my thoughts are all pretty much variations on 'awesome'. This series is great; I love your take on all the characters and can't wait to see more!
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!!
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DragonMan200 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
The question in my mind is this: what poor building is Harry going to burn down this time???
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good thing he's stuck on an island now.
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Karalora Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I swear, your DF character illustrations are the best I've ever seen! I especially like Thomas here, posing with his signature weapons and looking all vamped-out and creepy-sexy, just the right balance between "masculine" and "pretty-boy."
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!=)
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clayhurst Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Well done! Somehow, even though I love the characters, I have a hard time visualizing them. I think the looks that you have given them are well suited to the books.
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yes, I tried to be true to the books' descriptions for the most part.
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Baneff18 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I rather enjoy this. I think out of the four molly is the only one that nags at me a little. Her eyes look pupil-less, and if I remember correctly she had blue and pink hair in Proven Guilty. Beyond that this is wonderful and I absolutely love Harry here, he looks awesome
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yes I checked, she DID have pink and blue hair in PG, my mistake. But then she probably dyed her hair every color and shade at some point=)) And yeah, her i did her irises too bright blue so it does kinda look like she doesn't have any.
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Todosnuestrosayeres Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I like your Murphy and Harry most of all. They look very true to their characters and descriptions from the books, and very much like I imagined them. Great job.
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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wardragon345 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
These are really good.
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ManaMadeleine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I just say, I really like the way you've drawn the women. They have a real sense of power, and you haven't just gone for the skinny 'cute' look. Murphy in particular looks like she can kick serious butt! And I love your Harry.
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, Butcher writes some badass females and I wanted to give them the right portrayal. Check out my other sets if you haven't already!=)
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Jessica42 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Writer
Your Harry about where in the books did you take your inspiration?
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I went with how he usually describes himself in the books: tall, gangly, lean and angular face with hair shorter in front than the back.
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Jessica42 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Writer
Have you ever thought of doing an entire page of just Harry throughout the books? Just with what been published so far the character has gone from 23-25 to almost 40. That's a long time.

You have the young gets over his head with just to goons of the first couple of books. The beginning to get comfortable with his power of the next three. The Lash years. (this is where I think you took your inspiration from for your image of Harry sans left black glove.) The Warden Battle wizard where he's taking on everyone from gods to the Red King and doing it back soulfire. And then finally ghost Harry and Winter Knight Harry.

That would be an interesting retrospective IMHO
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, that's an interesting concept, though not sure yet how distinct each version will be besides becoming more worn and ragged-looking. Besides, I have still have quite a number of sets planned (the series has a LOT of characters), but I might look into this idea more after I've gone through the rest. Thanks for the idea though!!
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Jessica42 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Writer
Try reading through Side Jobs. Tomas and Karen's views of Harry are great for added material. Also think about how 'normal' people age during 15 years. There is a lot there. Enough that it might help push your boundaries a bit as a visual artist.

Also never underestimate props. Harry's canvas duster in Storm front and Fools Moon. The Difference between hell and soul fire. His anger issues while Lash is corrupting him. People were seeing Harry as different, they talk to him about it. How?

BTW I'm pushing because I like your stuff and I love the books.
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will keep in mind, thanks. And yep, read Side Jobs:)) Might do some scenes from the books after I'm done with the character sets.
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chameequa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
this is pretty awesome! love!
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!=)
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Faithfeather Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
fantastic :3 Love my some thomas x3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

oooooooooo

:D should do a ragged lady one :3!
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wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Hmm, haven't gotten as far as Ghost Story yet =)
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Faithfeather Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
oh gotcha ^^ it's interesting :P not as awesome as some of the others but I heard the most recent was even cooler then changes o.o so we shall see xD whenever I actually read it
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