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Dresden Files: The Chariot by Autumnflame Dresden Files: The Chariot by Autumnflame
FINALLY IT'S DONE

it only took three days of doing nothing else

(Undoubtedly there are people who could've gotten this done with just three evenings, but I am not one of them.)

Fanart of Karrin Murphy as the Major Arcana card, the Chariot, to give to Jim Butcher as a gift at a signing. (Hence the mad dash to get it done, after way too much procrastination.) ~shadrad did a piece of Harry as the Fool, and then we ended up assigning all the Major Arcana out to characters and I did Murph as a companion piece, since she's my favorite. :)

el-oh-el wings. Added on a whim. The glow of Fidelacchius was a whim, too, which ended up being a pain in the ass to figure out how it might rework the shadows on the motorcycle, and I still wasn't really all the way. Eh, there's a dozen places I could pick at it, but I'm just glad it's done -- was my first major piece in a long time.

(Motorcycle: 2004 Harley Sportster XL1200C, slavishly referenced off an image from blog.houseofharley.com. Jacket: based off Frank Thomas Venus jacket.)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Karrin Murphy looks wonderful!! Boy, would she shew me out for saying that sword has chosen her.
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Weldewarden Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
If there is a God's version of Hell's Angels, this is it! Amazing work.
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Nekonax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
The best-looking Murphy I've seen yet -- and I've seen a lot! Fidelacchius looking mighty good, too!

Love the sun/halo symbolism as well. It's the only type of halo I've seen look good on Murph so far! 
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FanGirl842 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
This is beautiful and very in keeping with the character.
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Skewed-Image Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
"Get on the bike, bitch!"
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GhostbusterGuy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
This is easily my all-time FAVORITE piece of art featuring Murphy! It is so cool. I would hang this on my wall.
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Cabeskad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
that is EPIC, but now i'm wondering what murph would look like if you put the glow Fidelacchius has onto Murphs wings and make it a bit more ghostly
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Roronoa-Senshi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That........ Is scary
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wertmanwilliam Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...just wow.  I don't think I can describe this any other way.
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:iconlexiejay:
lexiejay Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Used the sun as her halo, religious and badass at the same time! awesome!
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:icontheassassinnox:
theassassinnox Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
One of the very best pieces of Murphy art out there. <3
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KeaponLaffin20 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Because, awesome.
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:iconjolaedana:
jolaedana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats for being the only person on the internet to get close to my mental image of Murph. Had to comment, really stellar.
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:iconstormwildcat:
StormWildcat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This is awesome! I'm excited to see some great Murphy art! I'll be cosplaying her soon and your art gives me inspiration!
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:iconautumnflame:
Autumnflame Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That's awesome to hear! :D Would love to see the Murphy cosplay, if you put up pictures!
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:iconstormwildcat:
StormWildcat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Definitely putting up pictures once it's done! I'll leave you a note!
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SageofAges729 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
Nice. Personally, I think Murphy could also be Justice, but the Chariot works pretty well, especially given the most recent book. :D Hope you got it signed!
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:iconchameequa:
chameequa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
this is really awesome, very good version of how Harry sees her with "the Sight" well done!
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:iconnaristar:
naristar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo freaking coool!
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YES JUST YES
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equinox627 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
That awesome moment when Murphy says "Get on the bike, bitch." and everyone knows they'd oblige without hesitation.
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:iconmusafreen:
Musafreen Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous. I think that's a perfect Murphy. :)
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MissMilkMaid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Great Job! The characterization of Murphy is perfect!
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tiffso Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) yeah you just about damn near nailed her personality in this...love harry dresden
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veridical-dream Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
nice harley!
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IanBoheme Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Ok, this picture of Murphy is epic, best one I've seen on the net so far!
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MistressDizzy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. This is awesome. Murphy looks amazing, and I really like the way you did her hair. And the wings... And the sword... In fact, the whole thing is just amazing. Really well done work.
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LionessKate Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Murph's my favourite too
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:iconthessalyrose:
ThessalyRose Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome. Is the Harry piece on Deviantart? Can you post a link to it?
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:iconautumnflame:
Autumnflame Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
It isn't yet, to my knowledge, but I'll poke ~shadrad and link it back here once it's up!
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:iconlogicmouse:
LogicMouse Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!

I'm sure Jim will love it!
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:iconjenarijoe:
JenariJoe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Awesome!!
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:iconblazeorama:
Blazeorama Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
The Murphy "game face." You captured it perfectly! Wow!
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priscellie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
WOW. This is stunning!
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:iconduobat:
Duobat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Very well done!! It's such a fantastic depicition of Murphy!!!
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:iconpool-of-blood:
pool-of-blood Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
That's great! Love it!

If I may enquire as to which characters were assigned which Major cards?
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:iconautumnflame:
Autumnflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Posted to a comment above. :)
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:iconpool-of-blood:
pool-of-blood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Cool I'll look now :D
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delenntoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Oh my God - that is *so* FANTASTIC!!!
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:iconvicpo:
vicpo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Did you get to give it to him? I wanna know how he reacted!
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:iconautumnflame:
Autumnflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
He liked both of them! Apparently, on mine, liked the wings and P90 especially.
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:iconvicpo:
vicpo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
THAT IS SO COOL
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myyrdneopia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Which signing are you going to???
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:iconautumnflame:
Autumnflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I went to the one last Thursday in Atlanta. :)
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LuciferMorningstar7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Bad. Ass. Any chance we could get a list of all the Dresden Files Major Arcana?
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:iconautumnflame:
Autumnflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Yup! Though we came up with this before reading Ghost Story -- some assignments would definitely change based on that.

The Fool -- Dresden
The Magician -- Bob
The High Priestess -- Elaine or Leannansidhe
The Empress -- Charity
The Emperor -- Marcone
Hierophant -- The Merlin
Lovers -- Billy and Georgia
Chariot -- Murphy
Justice -- Sanya, Morgan, or Luccio
The Hermit -- Butters
Wheel of Fortune -- Susan, Ms. Gard, or Leannansidhe
Strength -- Michael and/or Mouse
The Hanged Man -- Thomas + Justine
Death -- Susan or Mavra
Temperance -- Ivy
The Devil -- Lara Raith
The Tower -- Queen Mab or He Who Walks Behind
The Star -- Molly
The Moon -- Leannansidhe or Maeve
The Sun -- Carlos
Judgment -- Morgan or Uriel
The World -- McAnnally, or Chicago
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LuciferMorningstar7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
You know, I just realized something; Why on earth wasn't the Blue Beetle the Chariot? Where's the Beetle love? And wouldn't Nicodemus work as the Devil? Just a few thoughts. Admittedly, I'm a little rusty on the deeper meanings of the Major Arcana.

I would love to see a DF tarot set though. The suits wouldn't even take much work.
Pentacles=No change needed
Sword=Wardens swords and/or the SotC
Rods/wands=No change needed
Cups=I don't know about this one. Bottles of Mac's beer, maybe?
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Autumnflame Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
The Chariot signifies external strength, conquest, bravery, conviction, and willpower, so Murphy seemed the obvious fit for it. :) Similarly, the Devil signifies hedonism, materialism, lust, and sexuality, among others, so Lara was a similarly obvious call. I do waver about the Tower, though -- Nicodemus does feel like he would fit very well for that, perhaps as well or better than Mab.
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airyie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Wow. This is fabulous! Incredible work. I've submitted it to DF group.
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mesarthim2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Nice!
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