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Dresden Files: Murphy by exorcisingemily Dresden Files: Murphy by exorcisingemily
Karrin Murphy of the Dresden Files books (not the television version), as Harry percieves her with his Sight. I'll probably keep tinkering with it for a while, but I much prefer it to the other version I took down.

Pencil sketch colored in Paint Shop Pro. The entire process just reminded me that I'm far better at twiddling around on the computer coloring than I am at line art. Meaning this probably barely resembles the original sketch at this point.

And now, updated with a more finished project than the original concept art piece I put up.
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Sret Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Not sure of what, but I love this character in he books.
FanGirl842 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Beautiful and very true to the character.
Djkoz78 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Nice sketch of Murphy after she busts in the room and Harry sees her with his sight. Just finished reading that book again about a week ago.
XX-LUCIFER-XX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it! love that it's based on the books rather than the series :)

it's a really good depiction of that scene :) well done

Aniki35 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
I agree. The series was garbage
lexiejay Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I like the brilliance of the halo.
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
You really captured a great scene very well here. :)
Aeternusomni Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Awesome, the tv show did not do the series justice at all imo, this is how Karrin shoulda looked, love it
silverchyld Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the imagery!
willow9033 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Tiny, but fierce.
StutleyConstable Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really nice work with good attention to the little details like the pocket on the back of her jeans and where her shirt shows at the bottom of her jacket.
kakatana Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
This is too awesome. Why is it that nearly every Dresden File fanart I see on this site it top-notch? Like, is it just that freakin awesome?
JohnnyUwibami Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I think this is spectacular.
aaakker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Tiny, but fierce!

Really like it. Love the way how you interpreted Murphy.

There just is not enough Dresden files art here on DA.
meowkatj Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
This is incredibly gorgeous- plus, you totally got the spirit of the character and the concept of harry's sight. First representation I've seen that's even close to how I see her in my head (admittedly, a scary place, but it's home).
x-Teigra-x Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Because, Murph isn't badass enough, she needs an awesome true angel form, thanks to the Sight.

Gorgeous work. <3
ArcaneAdvent Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Don't forget the flaming sword too, that's awesome.

Still, one of the best one's I've seen here.
RavenBaraq Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this one. :)
Lasciell Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I think this is a great depiction of Murph when Dresden looks at her with the Sight. I saw the T.V. show once..... Once. I was disappointed at just about everything. Im glad you took in what the books said. As you can tell I am a fan myself, reading all the books and looking at pictures like these. <3

So Kudos to you!!! You have earned my respect!!!! <3
Garomac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This is an excellent rendition of Karrin. I actually like this better than the version in Welcome to the Jungle.
exorcisingemily Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! That's high praise indeed.
XxThoughtlessxX Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good pic of Murphy, she is definately one of my favorite characters from the series. I also liked Bob, Michael, and Thomas LOL he cracks me up.
mexicantt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
I like this!
Have you read Changes yet, by any chance? Because I would love to see what you make of her in that.
exorcisingemily Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how tempted I am to do a picture of them squaring down against Chichen Itza. *L*

Thank you, meanwhile, I'm glad you liked it! And I LOVED Changes, and am tiptoing around discussing it IRL until my family catches up on reading it. They need to finish so I can rant!
mexicantt Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I would absolutely love to know if you do follow this one up with a new image of Murphy from the massive fight.

Has your family finished reading it now?
mexicantt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Sadly, I haven't found a whole lot of good Murphy fan art out there. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places. I wouldn't discount that.

If you draw it, I'd love to look at it! Changes was just so...argh, I'm still processing. So, so much happened. I was floored.
Balthnae Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Impressive, and now that I think about it, this scene was a bit of a foreshadow for events must later in the series.
parrotbabe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
This is amazing, I'd just read the relvent chapter when I saw this story and I was entranced, you captured Murphy's essence perfectly, you've done justice to the books, I LOVE it XD
dauntingfire Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE it! Murphy is amazing and also, HARD TO DRAW and you did an excellent job. Her look of determination is really fantastic. :)
YellowEyedMan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Murphy is awesome, especially in this. Excellent work, and the wings and the whole aural effect around her look stunning.
exorcisingemily Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
JavierBA Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
that book is one of the best i never read, murphy like a angel
SyncMasterA Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Aaihhh...I loved Murphy! especially your rendition on her, Loved-loved :D
Faehwin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh I LOVED that scene! Brilliantly rendered.
exorcisingemily Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I loved it too, glad you like the interpretation!
Faehwin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :) And then there is this lovely scene when Karrin asks Harry what he'd seen. "You'd laugh right in my face if I told you."
alzuun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Awesome job. That's exactly how she should be (and, well as she is, viewed with Third Eye).

Thanks for doing it,

exorcisingemily Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you--I love the books, I just wanted to try and translate what was already a great visual from the text to image, and I'm glad it worked!
eraine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I just have to say that this piece is amazing. I love how you portrayed her.

It might just be me, but it looks like the wings are a little off? Also, I imagined her a little more radiant and putting out more light than that, due to what Harry saw in the books (of course, different impressions too XD).

I love it. +Fav here.
Tutankhgeek Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009

I must say that I'd like to have been able see her wounds. That seemed to me to be an important part of the character.
That said, the face is perfection and the wings are, well, divine ;)

I think you captured her very well!
urasei Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in a long while. I love the feirceness and strength. Wow...
exorcisingemily Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you! I'm glad you liked it, and that someone else appreciates the imagery! How he described it in the books really struck me that way.
urasei Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're right, the description is amazing. It's so powerful and striking, and you really captured that.
SognatoreViolento Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
this is good. I really like it.
xshinigamikirax Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
this wing look very cool :D you done nice!!
Ladyknight17 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! A correct version of Murphy. I couldn't get past how much they changed her in the tv series to get into it. They just altered sooo much.
Nikkikat00721 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
SOO TRUE!!! OMG! She's blonde people b-l-o-n-d-e!!! Get it through your thick skulls
Ladyknight17 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know! I bothered me sooo badly. And she didn't....feel like Murphy if that makes sense. She just didn't fit. Not in looks or spirit. I felt like the tv show just raped the books. Took a few elements form it. And left behind all the good ones. If your going to adapt a book to tv keep the good elements. Don't throw them out.
Nikkikat00721 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, not the same at all, :(
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