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Harry Dresden by thegryph Harry Dresden by thegryph
"The world is getting weirder. Darker every single day. Things are spinning around faster and faster, and threatening to go completely awry. Falcons and falconers. The center cannot hold.

But in my corner of the country, I'm trying to nail things down. ... I don't want to live in a world where the strong rule and the weak cower. I'd rather make a place where things are a little quieter. Where trolls stay the hell under their bridges, and where elves don't come swooping out to snatch children from their cradles. Where vampires respect the limits, and where the faeries mind their p's and q's.

My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give me a call. I'm in the book."

- Jim Butcher

Edit: To answer the two most common questions I get about this - the dog was intended to be one of the hexenwulfen from Fool Moon, though if it makes you happy to make it Mouse in your heads, I'm cool with that. For all the endless commentary on his hat... seriously, guys, this piece is probably four years old at this point. Please take it as read that I have been reminded by many, many people that he doesn't wear one in canon, but I'm unlikely to change it this far down the road.
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That is so cool.
Beautifully done.
yvilmonster Nov 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
He's in a hat in all the book covers, so much so that Butcher even jokes about it in one of the more recent books, after he dons his infamous black leather duster. So screw it, it's in keeping and it gives him that really gritty Dirty Harry detective feel that is so prominent in the books.

Personally I took one look at this and was like YEAAAAH FOOL MOON!!! I love it. This is a great piece.
First time I looked at this I thought it was official artwork. VERY nice work.
This is so cool. I love everything about this piece. :3 

RGillespie94 Jul 31, 2013  Student Photographer
Quick note, the Hexanwulfen are humaniod. They are shown to use guns at one point too.
Tonko Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Five years later... this looks awesome to me. Hat included.
AnticDuelist May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Another thing people seem to forget is that, despite Harry even say on a few occasdions that he doesn't "do" hats, he is still nevertheless depicted on every single blessed book cover wearing one. I'm thinking that it's some sort of running gag with Jim Butcher.
jijikit Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done! And hat, shmat! I like it - gives him "mystery" to have his face in shadow as he casts! :)
FoxyFauna Feb 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
four letters were born to describe this E.P.I.C!
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