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Dresden Files, Karrin Murphy by dauntingfire Dresden Files, Karrin Murphy by dauntingfire
The always awesome Karrin Murphy from the Dresden Series by Jim Butcher.

Ignore my shabby shoulder holster. I left out some buckles in there somewhere.

Also, arm too skinny, weirdness in her face, etc etc (insert psychological artistic mutilation here, yadda)

One thing people keep mentioning is that her boobs are too big. And her mouth too smirky so I shall fix that...later though. :(

I want to draw Nicodemus.

Murphy is (c) Jim Butcher btw. Buy his books!
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ErisOnWheels Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Regardless of what you consider wonky, I think this captures Karrin's essential look and personality really well. :)
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Itsfish3 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
So I totally wanted to color this, and I did. I credited you in the comments... I hope you don't mind! It's a really good line art of her! :D

Here's the link to my colored version: itsfish3.deviantart.com/art/Ka…
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Eladon84 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Apparently there is not a colored version of this. Which confuses me, because there should be.

So I colored it for you. Although the lips gave me a little trouble...

Anyways. Hope you don't mind.
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Eladon84 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
And no, I haven't posted it, but  gladly will if you wish to see it.
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catnip13 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I sort of agree that if her boobs were that big, we'd have heard no end of it from both Harry and Bob. Since we haven't, I don't think they are. I still knew it was Murph at a glance. You captured the sweet girl-next door cuteness and the badass all at once. 
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Maija Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a really good Murphy! You managed to capture the cuteness vs toughness thing she has going on.
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imsiriusart Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I agree!
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melody-lu Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is my favorite drawing of Karrin EVER. Hush all that angsting about arm width and draw more pictures of her kicking ass!
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thejunglenook Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
This is perfect.
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
And now it's anyone's guess as to what she ends up as: A Knight or a Valkyrie.
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BostonFaeMan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Considering how much time she ends up spending with the Einherjaren, my guess is on Valkyrie.
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DarknessPheonix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
knight knight all the way
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alzuun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
That's PERFECT! You got the nose right!
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Sakurakura Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very similar to how I pictured the character-good work. ^-^
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miharu-kins Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I've pictured Murphy exactly like this! Wow! Just wow! You're style is fantastic.
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chameequa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
this is perfect. absolutely my favorite version of Murph I've seen on here. You captured the toughness, but you've also captured what Harry describes repeatedly in the books: Karrin looks like a cheerleader, lol.
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Musafreen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
And this. The cute nose and the smile and.

Eeek. These are gorgeous.
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MahdiTheRovingBlade Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The PERFECT Murphy! People always make her either too cutesy or too tough.
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CaptainofVingilot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
God, this is beautiful and very much how I see Murphy looking. And as others have said, she is never described as flat chested. Ever. Somehow I doubt she has enormous breasts - which these aren't -, but it really isn't an issue.
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I also don't see a problem with her chest. Karrin is never portrayed as flat-chested. They're not excessively large, so I think it works. The one thing I do think is not like her is the hair, it seems too stylized, as she's portrayed as having a professional appearance.
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Fyola Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
She is soooooo gorgeous :) ... just as awesome as in the books
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Watchful-Statue Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
Murhpy isn't flat or anything so I don't know why people would mention a problem with her bust size. Makes no sense. And why would Karrin not be smiling? She's not a miserable person, just serious... she does smile so I don't see the problem. Anyway... pretty good drawing. Like it a lot. ^_^
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Icarus-wind Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is the Best Murphy I have ever seen. Thanks.
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demonsrise Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
excatly how i pictured her ecept i saw her as a little more punkish but still she looks pretty cut...kick ass
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equinox627 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
overall, amazing work :D. I don't really think her breasts are too big there, but then again, I'm a guy. But your depiction of her is spot on, from what i can remember from the books ^^
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Vampire-Anakin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Writer
This looks more like Murphy than just about anything else I've seen. Most people make her look like a blonde Lara :P Pretty dang awesome, I say!
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songbird21 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The ONLY good pic of Murphy I've seen. Well done. ^__^
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thinkingstone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I don't think her boobs are too big. And that smirk is obviously aime at Dresden, cause who else could make her smirk like that? I think you did her justice.
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venuslove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I like your take on her, looks cool
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darquehope Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I have to say, this one ROCKS! I couldn't picture Murphy as anything but brooding or scowling, and had the hardest time imagining her as cute. You've captured it perfectly! Thank you! =)
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Sapphene Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is perfect but she has blonde curly hair :lol:
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I like your version of Karrin murphy, I can imagine her smirking like that =)
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ScionofApolo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is, to my perspective, a very good representation of Murph...
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aristed Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
just the way i pictured her great job
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Blewzy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I like it. =D
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drewhadou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
that's exactly how i pictured her. LoL
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DexCorvus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
That's pretty much spot on to what I had in my head. First good (well, in my opinion) drawing of Murph I've seen.
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LemonLimePanda Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
FINALLY someone who can draw Murphy, I think this is the best picture I have seen of her
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pinguinkaiserin Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's /her/ - great Karrin you've drawn ;)
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MadamJuggernaut Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank goodness, you gave her muscle tone. :D
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dragondancer123 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Best Karrin I've seen so far!
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alzuun Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Wow this is a GREAT depiction!
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Despite all that you mentioned I still like it a lot.

Gotta Love Karrin Murphy..oh I just got the books last week and I love them!
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WildRedRose14 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is how I picture Murphy, roughly! =)
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CrimsonClover227 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I like this picture alot. It really captures how i feel Murph looks like. Just awesome.
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mygoodrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Somehow the picture makes me actually -like- book-Murphy, I am shocked. I came to the series as a fan of the show, and find I usually prefer her TV incarnation, but your take on her is fantastic!
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MasumiKasoko Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Aaaah I love this! <3 Just how I imagined her!
She looks sportygirly, not just super girly or super sporty. And the hair is just puuuurfect! I do agree she is a bit too buxom, but the overall look and feel is great! Also, I love your style. It fits Dresden very well. :D
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FatesMyBitch Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I think she's perfect.

She looks very . . . satisfied. Like she finally caught one evil son of a bitch. Or maybe, she just beat Harry to the door this time.
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koolkame Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
That is exactly how I pictured her, nice!
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MistressDizzy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her hair is gorgeous. And I like the smirk, it makes her think she and Harry are having some squabble and she's winning. Looks like Murphy to me, boobs and all.
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