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Oils on board.
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Given 2011-06-24
Suggester says: "All of DSillustrations artworks are perfectly executed to the most finest details, an amazing achievement. His art is powerful and dynamic."

It's difficult to remember a time before digital illustration, but Dresden Files by ~DSillustration reminds us that before digital, there was oil. And it's still awesome. ( Suggested by Zolaida and Featured by Mollinda )
cornerofmadness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
The level of detail, how dynamic the scenes, all of it is just wonderful.
WildeHearted Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
He does look very young, but I love the detail on his shield spell and the sword
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I have the book with this cover, awesome! :)
alltheclocks Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite depictions of Harry Dresden that I've ever seen. The lighting and contrast is so well done! Beautiful :)
alchemist60 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
whoah, amazing art. I know exactly what scene that is. So awesome.
Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Very well-done, though I have to agree with some others that your Dresden looks a little bit too young and fresh - given the way he tends to get ragdolled in his fights, I'd have expected him to look a little more like someone who's had his face pushed in a few times.
chameequa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I am so happy that you've done some Dresden artwork. You're just fantastic, as is the Dresden-verse! Thanks for sharing! AMAZING
ultimatede Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
love the dresden files, halfway through the books now
KevinRollins Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the books, and this illustration. A great use of lighting, done so well. At first I thought it was digitally done, but it isn't. Amazing.
dazai Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Amazing artwork!. I remember seeing this as the cover for a compilation volume I'd see once but unfortunately never found again. It's also the duel scene from White Night which happens to be one of my favorites in the series. I like that you included Vitto Malvora's knives in addition to his sword.
DragonintheTARDIS Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From now on when I read the books, THIS is how I'm going to picture him. Great job :)
shinobi-14 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
looks like sam rockwell
Black-Feather Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Killer painting! Love, love love!!
yruhauntingme Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why did they cancel this show goddammit!
nightowlartwork Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Harry Dresden Is one of my all time heroes. You have captured him so, so well... kudos on such an amazing piece
rurounitriv Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE this piece. His expression is so calm and intent, recognizing an enemy and focusing on meeting it. The clean geometry of the shield and how the glow casts highlights and shadows on Harry's face and trench, and the subtle reflection of it on the blade. The way that you did the metal of the sword - not as sparkly!shiny as a lot of the fantasy art you see, even pro art, and the way you did that sheen of blood on it. The design of the monsters, and the composition.

Like most of the commenters, I'm one of the ones who thought at first it was digital - it's so much easier to get that glow of the shield with digital than traditional! Kudos! You hit this one out of the park.
Shyree Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Great piece. Congratulations on the DD. I was wondering where you were going to be at Comic-Con this year! We also pinned this artwork on our Comic-Con board: [link]
SoulTermination Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :heart:
SodiumVapor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just finished the fool moon book 3 minutes before I found this picture... very awesome by the way.
Balambao Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Freaking Dresden hehehe, if he was a bit raggier and had patches in his coat that would nail my mental image. =)
Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! I'd like to invite you to make something similar for this project: [link]

I especially like the glowy rune shield.
sarahbeth89 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I love how calm he is. It's like: "Eh, hellbeasts. Just another day for Harry." This is absolutely beautiful. The textures, the intricacies of the shield, the sword in the foreground, all of them are perfect. And now I'm going to be a shallow fangirl and say that I love Harry's hair.
Tsuchimikado Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Great :)
Axe-Cell Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just wow :wow:. The details on the three beasts/demons (whatever they are) at the background is great! I like the idea how there is some action in the background whilst another takes place in the front. Oh, and those arcane circles looks almost like a shield. :shrug: Just saying.

The shine and blood stains on the sword is beautiful. The wrist-daggers are an awesome addition, giving it the feel of the 'hero vs. villain' moment.

Congratulations on the DD :clap:!!
LordCastigator Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Interesting work. Makes me wonder who's on who's side...
ZedHuff-Workshop Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
This picture really does it for me. The only comment I'd really have to add is the fact that that bracelet-dagger belt looks a tad bit unpractical.
NeoXXDai89 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
PrinceNeozhore Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
i like the magic circle :D =D
jobagjumping Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
so great ^^
Miragician Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a painting?! Great job! Like the sword's design.
skweeky12345 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks a little like David Tennant (The Doctor). Kudos.
Acrylix91 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
The bestest amazing picture evur! Definitely thought it was digital at first, but now I'm way blown away that I see it says oils. The glowing light effect is super!
uroboros2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Don't know what this has to do with the books but great job
anniecoleptic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! *This* is what I always envisioned Harry looking like! 5 o'clock shadow, mussed hair, bad ass expression. Some nasties are gonna get it! And I love the details on his shield, and the glow it leaves on everything. Superb work!
DRPauloR Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Caetis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well done, I do enjoy the series. Though not exactly what I picture for Harry, and really only mainly because of the hair, this is wonderful work.
HirokoChan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing expression, and a unique perspective! Great job :D
Themasterofgore Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks like that one actor from "monster in law"
awesome work
it has this Tron vibe to it but in a fantasy world.
LiyuConberma Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I would like to know how to do you do that spell?
felineattraction Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
James marsters was suposed to do an audio book of the latest one of this i think, but he couldnt do it because of his schedule
Alainnah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
DarcaFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I must ask, what is your method? How on earth did you do such a wonder?
Sap-Green Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Amazingly beautiful :P
Tales911 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Good Composition
Balaczter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow... Simply AMAZING, I love it. Q u Q
Everything's so... perfect. ;U;
Sin-Sinner Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
thats oil ? DAAAMN good job !
Shredguts Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. Must be the fight with super-ghouls at Chateau Raith's 'Deeps' Just beautiful.
Caller-of-Storms Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Loved the books and loved the omnibus art! :+fav:
Silverspark14 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love those books, and this painting!
eskitenekekutu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT!! :clap:
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