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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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FanGirl842 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
This really captures the feeling of the books.  I really love the Chicago skyline and the lighting.
PokkitSize Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks fantastic, and hey, he wears the hat in the cover art for the books, so even though it's not in the text it kind of works anyway. Personally, I love the whole piece!
blackjack419 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This pick is so cool! and its on tvtropes!…
thegryph Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know! That made my day.
Nekonax Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
This would make an amazing cover for a future novel! :O
michael-zeng Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
That is so cool.
Djkoz78 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Beautifully done.
yvilmonster Featured By Owner 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.
GeoBlazeMHM Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
First time I looked at this I thought it was official artwork. VERY nice work.
Biohazard-Mummy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is so cool. I love everything about this piece. :3 

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