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The Dresden Files-Dead Beat-Sue's Rampage by SpaceBoy969 The Dresden Files-Dead Beat-Sue's Rampage by SpaceBoy969
Some fanart for a pal of mine, who has a thing for "The Dresden Files".

Written by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files are a series of novels by about a Chicago-based private detective called Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, who is also a wizard. I

In "Dead Beat" the fifth book in The Dresden Files, Dresden is pitted against a posse of insane necromancers who are attempting to use a ritual called the Darkhallow to feed off dead spirits and subsequently become small demigods. If they succeed, everyone in Chicago, Dresden included, is screwed. To stop them, Dresden uses the necromancers' own tricks against them, resurrects a dead Tyrranosaurus Rex (using the bones of "Sue" from the Field Museum of Natural History), and charges directly into the centre of the Darkhallow.

When I drew "Sue's Rampage", I was pressed for time, and hadn't read "Dead Beat" in a while. Consequently, I got several big details wrong ( A)the action takes place on a university picnic area, not a park; B) Neither Cowl nor Kumori, the hooded folks on the right, shoot at Sue; C) The Indian zombie's creator had been killed at that point, and the zombies themselves weren't active; D) the flying skull, Bob, didn't shoot fireballs at Dresden; and E) Butters, the man on Sue's tail, wasn't there-in the book, a young Spanish combat mage called Ramirez had been Dresden's wingman in the final battle against Cowl and company), and the final product is rather rough and crude as far as my digital art goes.

But hey, it's a start, and I fully intend to do more Dresden Files fanart (of a much higher quality) over the course of 2012.

Drawn and coloured in Adobe Photoshop CS3, over five hours.

-SB969
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Bookwormgal Featured By Owner 3 days ago
YES! Polka-powered Zombie T-rex!
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merekat4 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing like the smell of magic in the morning!
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alaniaryn Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Harry Dresden, The god of awesomeness and amazeingness defeating one monster at a time... can't wait untill the new book comes out :)
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ravenclawdragon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I love the Dresden Files.
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Phenixia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
EPIC!!!
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per5ecutor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
awesome drawing, but Dead Beat is the 7th book in the series, not 5th like it says in the description- just an observation
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yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
:lol: That's funny and pretty accurate. Nice bright colors and style. :clap:
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GiuliaStoian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
All i gotta say is Poor Butters XD
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iCrypto Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is fantastic, but my one nitpick is that Harry doesn't wear a hat. I know it's quite confusing, but he's said in the books he hates wearing hats.
The cover artist just keeps drawin' 'em on there.
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SpaceBoy969 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
He doesn't, does he? You're right; I think Harry brings it up in "Changes" (where he refuses to wear a Conquistador helmet), and a few of the other novels, and yet all the Dresden Files' cover art plonks a fedora on Harry's head without fail. It's probably cuz he's meant to be a magical hard-boiled detective, and they ALWAYS wear fedoras. Oh well. I'll make sure to keep Harry hatless in future Dresden Files fanart. ;)
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