Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
July 8, 2014
Image Size
3.2 MB
Resolution
6516×3548
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,004
Favourites
85 (who?)
Comments
36
Downloads
43
×
Dresden Files characters 8 by wildcard24 Dresden Files characters 8 by wildcard24
In honor of the recently released Skin Game, here's the latest set featuring the Denarians! Been a while since I've done one of these. Nothing like reading the latest book to get yourself hyped up for the series again. 
The Order of the Blackened Denarius (or the Nickelheads as Harry likes to call them) is an organization of men and women in possession of thirty ancient silver coins, said to be the same ones Judas was paid with for betraying Jesus. Each Denarius coin houses a Fallen angel, which seeks to bond or control whoever possesses their coin. They are led by Nicodemus Archleone, host to the Fallen angel Anduriel, and the oldest and most powerful of them. His daughter is Deirdre, whose demonform uses her prehensile bladed hair for weapons. His wife and rival is Polonius Lartessa (Tessa), host to Imariel, who takes the form of a demonic mantis creature. Thorned Namshiel is a Denarian with considerable skill in sorcery. 
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmiradoblackfield:
MiradoBlackfield Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I'd like to request Hades as well as the ones Stryder687 requested.
Reply
:iconstryder687:
Stryder687 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
REQUEST:
Wardens: morgan, luccio (pre corpsetaker and post), ramirez, and anyone else you want.

Senior Council: THE MERLIN, Ancient Mai, Listens to Wind, Ebenezar Mccoy, also at some point PLEASE do the GateKeeper!

Vampires: Mavra, Bianca, any of the White Court lords/houses, and what the beast looks like under the fleshmask for red court!

Monsters: Loup Garou, Genoskwa, Rawhead, NAAGLOSHI! stars and stones please do the naagloshi!

outsiders: he who walks behind, sharkface, peabody, nemesis (just a giant question mark?)

neutral: DEMONREACH! we need a good demon reach on deviantart, you're the only one who can do it! Binder and his goons, Anna Valmont, Mac, and BOB.

also at some point Uriel, Andi, Kirby, lloyd slate, red cap, and quintus cassius. Also I'd love to see Sue in a pose
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Haha wow that's a lot of requests. I am planning a few more sets, it's just a matter of finding the time to do them. Anyways, just stay tuned=))
Reply
:iconstryder687:
Stryder687 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Understandable! Please, take your time! Patiently I anticipate your next works! both dresden and non dresden!
Reply
:icontheprophet21:
theprophet21 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014
pretty damn good lad.
Reply
:iconstryder687:
Stryder687 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
oh my god i'm so happy right now

i love this!
Reply
:iconcuchulin:
Cuchulin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
It's Nicky and the Nickleheads.
Reply
:iconsyntheticbrilliance:
SyntheticBrilliance Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I never picture Deirdre that green, but overall I really like this mashup!
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thanks!
Reply
:iconb0bman2013:
b0bman2013 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
this is one of the best drawings from the dresden files i've seen! i'm glad i stumbled across your art! i just finished Skin Game myself.  can you please do a drawing of Butters in his new 'job' (i don't want to give away anything to those who haven't finished/read it yet)?
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thanks! And yeah, I'd like to, but it'd kinda be spoilery at this point to do so, don't wanna ruin the book for anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of reading it yet=) 
Reply
:icongregxb:
GregXB Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
This is the first time I ever saw any fan art of Nicodemus where I just perked up and said "YES! THAT'S HIM!" Great job!
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Haha thanks!
Reply
:iconbostonfaeman:
BostonFaeMan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
An update! This rocks so much!
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thanks!
Reply
:iconkaralora:
Karalora Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fabulous work as always! Any chance we can make you the official illustrator for the series?

Are you going to do any more Denarians? There are enough evocative descriptions there to keep an artist busy for weeks...
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thanks! Haha I doubt I'm that good enough to be the 'official' illustrator=)).
As for more Denarians, we'll see, most of the others are 'one-shot' characters though, and the others would be too big to fit into the image.
Reply
:iconshortstuff81000:
Shortstuff81000 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Ooh creepy!... But awesome! :D
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thanks!
Reply
:iconchameequa:
chameequa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
So. Much. Greatness.
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thanks again!!
Reply
:iconcaptain86:
Captain86 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work! Its alway nice to see your work! Your OC's are quite imaginative, as
usual! Top rate, yet again!
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks again!!
Reply
:icongothicblackangel:
GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YAY, another one! I like your take on Tessa I always picture her too insect-like, I like how you kept some human anatomy in there.
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks! Y'now, reading through the descriptions of Tessa again in the books, it seems like she is supposed to look more insectile, as in having hind legs and all, but whatever, I like the way I imagine her=))
Reply
:icongothicblackangel:
GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I gave up on the books' desprictions of the Denarians since Deirdre's skin colour kept changing...
Reply
:iconcanray:
CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Writer
Shouldn't that be "His daughter (and lover) is Deirdre" just to squick out everyone?  ;)

Loved Skin Game, highly suggest it!
Reply
:icongothicblackangel:
GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
But apparently there is no word to describe their relationship... but she said it, so I see your point.
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Yeah well she has a point, being together with someone for millennia might lead to a state of relationship most people wouldn't be able to conceive. But still, ew.
Reply
:iconreel123:
Reel123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Very nice! Especially like Nicodemus, badass indeed, Nasty Nick and Nickelheads! :XD:
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks!
Reply
:iconweidenlied:
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I WANNA READ SKIN GAME ALREADY!... Sorry. My english isn't good enough, so I have to wait for the bloody translation AND IT IS KILLING ME! That said, I always thought the "Nickelheads" were a great idea, and I always liked Deirdre best. Seriously, she has blades as hair! Can't stand Nicodemus, but the other two look cool, too!
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks! The Nickelheads have a big role to play in Skin Game, and Nick and Deirdre especially have major developments in it. Hope you get to read it soon!=)
Reply
:iconjessica42:
Jessica42 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Writer
really like all four Clap

Two quick comments though, both regarding Lartessa

1: does she have wings. I do not recall that being part of her description

2: I always had the impression that her human face when revealed was more embedded into her insect form 
Reply
:iconkaralora:
Karalora Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mantises do have wings, so it makes sense that she would.
Reply
:iconwildcard24:
wildcard24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks again!

I sorta recall a description of her flying towards Dresden at different points in Small Favor and Skin Game, so I imagined her to have wings.

I remember it described as having her face appear after 'peeling off' her insectile head. sorta like a skin mask.
Reply
Add a Comment: