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Dresden Files Fan Art 2 by ardian-syaf Dresden Files Fan Art 2 by ardian-syaf
Watercolor on Canson Paper
2 hours

OK, I learn an important point here: make sure the anatomy is right first before paint it :P this is traditional medium, I couldn't just erase it.

This is my first watercolored deviation, also my first one since I was at college years ago. A lot of fun when drawing this.

The character is Lieutenant Karrin Murphy from The Dresden Files popular novel written by Jim Butcher. I did the pencils for the comic, and she is my favorite character :)

Thanks for looking this, sorry my bad English :P

I hope I can submit something better next time.

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Check my friend's watercolored gallery here [link] who inspired me to play with watercolor again :)
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:icondoro626:
Doro626 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Nice Murphy.
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:iconchild-of-loki:
child-of-loki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Murphy!
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Reason-Flower Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Ironically, the only English mistakes you make are in the sentence where you apologise for your bad English (apart from the tense on one verb, but to be honest, any native English-speaking person might have done that simply because they were lazy typists.) If you're interested, it should be "Thanks for looking at this, sorry about my bad English". If you were speaking formally - i.e., not writing a description of a painting on an internet site - you would also add the conjunction "and" after the comma. Run-on sentences occur all the time in casual English, but they're not appropriate for Standard English.

Now that I've indulged my inner grammar nazi I have to say that, other than the jawline, it's a great picture. You've captured Murphy perfectly. I'm particularly envious of the way you've drawn her gun hand and arm; I'd probably start chewing on the furniture if I had to tackle the perspective for that.

And really, your English is fine for a site like this. We're here for the artwork, after all. :)
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Reason-Flower Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Uh. Sorry about the triple posting, the internet was being screwy.
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:icondereinherjer:
DerEinherjer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
AWESOME!!!
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:iconkawaiku:
kawaiku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Small, but FIERCE!
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:iconbiohazard-mummy:
Biohazard-Mummy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
OMG LOVE THIS! It looks amazingly like Murphy! :D Great job. 

-Bio
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:iconthethorschariot:
Thethorschariot Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
hair should be more blond and she needs to be a bit more buxom, but nice work.
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:iconkawaiku:
kawaiku Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Heh... that's exactly how I pictured Murphy... Nicely done.
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:iconabsentmindedtiger:
absentmindedtiger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
fantastic work, the style really fits the genre. Stellar pic!
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:iconcount-urbonov:
Count-Urbonov Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Kick ass :D
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:iconicrypto:
iCrypto Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not really how I picture Murphy, but it's a great drawing.
She's also a blonde as well.
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:iconguitarfan01:
guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! Classic femme fatale look!
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:iconagrafkak:
Agrafkak Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Murphy we know and love!
Fantastic!
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:iconwillow9033:
willow9033 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is simply fantastic.
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:iconkakatana:
kakatana Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I LOVE Murphy! She's just as badass as any one of the others!
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:iconchaseconley:
ChaseConley Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I'm drawing Dresden Files: Fool Moon for dynamite now, I hope you check out my run! I loved your work on the series and I'll try my best to keep up the bar you raised!
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ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Hi Chase,
Your art is so cool, I think you even will draw the comic better!!!
Congratulations my friend, Dresden Files is very cool character and have a lot of fans.
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:iconfridgelogic:
FridgeLogic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
It looks just the way I imagined Murphy -- fantastic
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thank you! :)
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:iconr3stl3ss-orange:
r3stl3ss-orange Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
That is a grand outfit.
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Thank you, Taylor!
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:iconthefiregnome:
TheFireGnome Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Awesome work! The series is one of my favorites and Karrin is one of the best characters. :)
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Thank you!! :)
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:icongalad-damodred:
Galad-Damodred Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Is it femme fatales, or femmes fatale?
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:iconjim2000:
jim2000 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Great picture, that's very close to how I have her pictured in my mind
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:icongreatcharactermaker:
greatcharactermaker Featured By Owner May 15, 2010   Photographer
Very nice I love this picture.
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Catykins Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I love this. I just started reading the series and Karrin is by far one of my favorites. This picture makes her look like a 1960s sex pot, like a Bond girl, but be careful, she'll kick your ass. :heart:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
this is really awesome... good job! :thumbsup:
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:iconiamwondercow:
IAmWonderCow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Small but fierce.
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:icongalad-damodred:
Galad-Damodred Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Ahh, how beautiful! Murphy's one of my favourite characters, and you've captured a softer, more feminine feel in her usual badass vibe. Lovely, quite lovely!
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Yes, she is my favorite, too...the good news probably soon I will continue the Dresden comic again. yay!
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:iconpaintmarvels:
paintmarvels Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really love this one.
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconthorneosgard:
thorneosgard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
EXCELLENT! THATS EXACTLY HOW I PICTURE MURPHY IN THE BOOKS. I'm very impressed.
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconpdaja:
pdaja Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
keren banget mas... tenan...
jadi pengen ditodong sama si mbak...
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
haha ditodong aja suka apalagi diborgol ya...tambah dicambuk2 gitu xixixi
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:iconpdaja:
pdaja Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
ampuuun... ngga lagi-lagi, deeh...
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:iconsinister-scribe:
Sinister-Scribe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
that's AWESOME!!

Reminds me of the original modesty blaise illustrations for some reason.

FAVES
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f4chr1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wah clasik abiz nih colouringnya.... terasa ada gaya eropanya... tapi ada sentuhan amrik dikit...

wow... kompolasi...
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Makasih broo nice komennya :)
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f4chr1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
sami2
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Ladyknight17 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it! It looks like they describe her in the book. That was my biggest problem with the tv show.
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:iconmafer:
Mafer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional
very cooool
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Thank you!
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TheVikingGoddess Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Murphy is amazing, and so is your art! I'm incredibly grateful that the comics are in your capable hands. "Welcome to the Jungle" was beautiful, I can't wait for more!
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Thank you very much for your support, really appreciate it
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:iconpriscellie:
priscellie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Student Filmographer
Gorgeous and atmospheric! I love the colors you chose.

Gotta love Murphy.
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:iconardian-syaf:
ardian-syaf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Thank you Pris!
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