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Unused Dresden Files Cover by ChaseConley Unused Dresden Files Cover by ChaseConley
An unused cover, which in the end, we all decided to scrap. c

I liked a few things about it...

This is for my upcoming run on Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Fool Moon
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Uzumaki-Dresden Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Daaaaaammmnnnnnn!!!!!! Just when I thought it was safe to take a break from my book ordering, I FORGOT THE BLOODY COMICS!!!!
Draceer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
He's all like 'Huh. It must be Tuesday.'
Rtypesingle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think I remember this scene. Harry is accused of murdering a young practitioner he knew. She was attempting to create a circle to hold the Loup-Garou. I remember this was the book that really made me love Karen for taking the initiative to make her own silver bullets.
DigitalInked Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
i like Harry's face
"this AGAIN Murphy? really?"
that's what i imagine he's thinking XD
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I like it too. :)
chameequa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
this is really fantastic. it sums up the two characters so simply, and so well!
ChaseConley Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you
Zodiacphoenix99 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
The points of the star are *outside* the circle. Read Small Favor, Harry makes a point about it. The points should end *inside* the circle...
vladmirfox Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
fool moon AMAZING BOOK!!!
jweil Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Murphy looks like she wants to kill Harry for breaking so many of her handcuffs, perfect picture

"If you're covered in sparkles, you'd damn well better have tripped in an arts and crafts store."
hfilled1967 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Murphy training her gun on Harry? I don't recall that, guess I'll have to go back and re-read.
LastZoneTrooper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is very well done. its a shame that the dresden files only lasted one season. i was hoping for more episodes. now the only place you can view them is on netflix. who knows, maybe if enough people have an outcry for it and want the show back, another station will pick up where the first season left off.
PunkRockOldLady Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Just yesterday I finished re-reading the entire series, for about the fifth time. Well, it was only my second time through the last one. That last one was hard to read so instead of restarting it immediately upon finishing the first time (which is what I'd ordinarily do), I put it aside for a year.

Anyway, I liked the show, but I discovered it before I knew about the books.

So, contrary to people who had trouble with Murphy having dark hair, in my head while reading the books Murphy had dark hair, Bob and Morgan have the voices of their respective actors, and Morgan was black. Eventually I got over Murphy's hair and Morgan not being black, but his and Bob's voices stayed the same.

As for whether the show will come back, I believe that Jim Butcher recently re-acquired (or is on the verge of re-acquiring) the rights. If he sells them again, I suspect he will be much more careful now.
silverrequiemwolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
or you could read the books...
LastZoneTrooper Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
but the books dont have the same appeal as the show. the series had a kind of "sway" to it yah know..... plus the books dont have the actorsat were used in the series. its not like you can read the line and have those voices memorised by memory in your head. plus its much better to listen to the story play out rather than have colorless words on blank paper. ( not to mention, it might do chicago some good to have a true-blue chicago-style t.v. series back.
silverrequiemwolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I disagree completely. In my opinion, the books have always been and will always be better than the TV series- it might just be because I'm more bookish than most people, but I feel the writing of the show was uninspiring and the actors weren't particularly good. I'm also always annoyed when an adaptation of something changes characters around, and Murphy with dark hair was strange enough- whwen they made Bob some kind of ghost and changed his personality from funny and amusingly dirty-minded to snarky and annoying, I really lost all hope for the show. But you have every right to disagree.

I've always been able to hear voices in my head while reading, and been able to visualize the action, but again, I'm pretty bookish.
iCrypto Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The show just wasn't the same. There was none of the appeal that the books had. It was basically another sci fi channel paranormal series with Dresden Files slapped on the cover.
silverrequiemwolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally agree. I didn't find the show funny, either, which was what attracted me to the books in the first place.
Loewenherz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Whow this comes SO close to how i imagine them in my head... Not like the many artists going after the dreadful television series that had not done the RTFM routine before filming... i love it. But if you feel you need to scrap this and can do even better... it's your work and our joy to watch ^_^
drewhadou Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
lets see... Harry Dresden present, check. arcane magic symbols scrawled on a solid surface, check. gritty run down urban setting, check. Harry's signature duster, check. downcast and brooding facial disposition of a wizard imprinted on Harry's face, check. Karin Murphy being a royal bitch, hinderance, and all around pain in the ass, double check.

yes, this has everything that we've come to know and adore about the Dresden stories. brilliant work mate, keep up the good work. lol
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I REALLY like the way you've captured the contrast in expressions & moods here.... Harry looks so introverted/passive & drawn-in...Murphy so "out-there" &'s a great capture of the scene, and the subtle retro feel to the colours really adds to the overall effect..:)
mynameisfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Perfect portrayal of Murphy's sass and Harry's coat and disposition!
Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
folds are cool aaha
kakatana Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Awesome stuff. Daaamn. I love this series, even read Side Jobs. KickASS.
Jericho-Row Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I thought Chris McGrath did all the comic book covers. Huh. Anyway, great art!
ChaseConley Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
None of these issues are out yet.
Wildear17 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
i love this
ElMlK Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
wow, that`s cool :]
great work!
JessieShadowhold Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're drawing the Dresiden Files graphic novel? I love you now.
airyie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Wow. I really like your art style.
All those cloth folds....They are just sooo good.

Can't wait for this to come out in CB form.
msp1518 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
I love the look. Well done.
WildRedRose14 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
So brilliant! <3
mzclark Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
he looks like a mix betrween Gambit and Wolverine. This looks really good. You draw and color it?
smbhax Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Interesting, kind of a different look from you.
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LadyGawain Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I love this. Awesome work.
korinoryu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude you rock! :D nice peace of work :clap:
Kyle-Fast Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The folds man, lovin those folds. excellent work dude!
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MescaBoogie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
i just love how you draw and color folds
adagadegelo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great, man!
You are amazing!
sapienstoonz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good a amazing pic Chase
1pez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
it's pretty awesome. Sucks that it was scrapped, though I'm sure the new one is way better.
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