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Dresden Files Molly's Choices by guad Dresden Files Molly's Choices by guad
Finally I finished the Dresden Files Molly carpenter Window This picture is actually the reason I started making windows :D

Background
Molly is being soulgazed by Harry in a cathedral. He sees her future Options as reflections in the cathedral windows.

Now I thought of painting the cathedral windows with reflections but that's hard. So I went lurking through gothic windows and so, and thought, why not make a window? Started with the Dark Molly pic but found it hard to make people.

And then I found that tutorial, and thought, let's try and make first easy stuff, like Asoiaf house sigils. And then it went on and on and I didn't continue the Molly pic.

Finally though I thought, I've had enough practice, let's try again. And here it is.

In detail explanations

Header: It's the christian symbol for the Carpenter (like Joseph). Catholizism is very significant in Molly's family so that's why it's there.

Five pointed star: Symbol for magic. Present in all of them.

1) Emaciated Molly. Pretty much self explanatory
2) Molly with family. Her magic fades, hence the star has no colour
3) Warden Molly, hence the swords
4) Present Molly. YES this is Chicagos skyline
5) Working Molly. I interpreted it as studying, hence the books and Bob as a spirit of intellect.
6) Dark Molly. The darkest thing you can become is a Fallen Angel, hence the coin in the upper corner. The carpenter sign is darker. And a gargoyle because it's pretty.

Text: The side text is the bookquote of the scene. IN EACH WINDOW you have the text incorporated at the bottom that describes what Harry sees.

I've used A LOT of image references and a stained glass tutorial.

A few details can be seen here [link]
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Reese272 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
i never would have thought Molly would be the replacement for Maeve , Vagazzal Diamonds 
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FanGirl842 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
The stained glass windows are a great way of pulling this scene together.  Thank you for sharing!
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guad Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank you, glad you liked :)
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mizdresden Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
fantastic!
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guad Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thanks :)
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KafiraSky Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool, I've just finished re-reading Proven Guilty and really love the way you have depicted this scene!
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thank you :)
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KyriaGalera Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Brilliant! I am a serious Dresden fan and I think this is just amazing!
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you :)
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Reese272 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
very nice !
You brought something out of our own imaginations and showed us your vision of it !
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thanks!
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VinceLoring Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
This is all sorts of awesome.
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:iconguad:
guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thanks! :)
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MelantheKym Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I love this.
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you :)
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SirethaGail Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Nice when I read that scene I thought "hall of mirrors" but I like the stained glass images better
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I think it was reflections in the books, but I found that too dificult actually :) And thanks!
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rilliangrey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
An amazing interpretation of an amazing scene.
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you :)
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Kimagine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I absolutely love this.  Everything about it -- and the header is perfect.  She sees herself very much still a part of her close family, even though she's pulled away.  Brilliant work.  Thank you for sharing this!
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thanks!
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Kemoc Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Amazing... thanks for sharing...
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:iconguad:
guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thanks :)
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Dayrion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
These are Beautiful! I'd Love to see what other works you have!
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guad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you :)
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frommyvalentino Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! I can't get over how awesome it is.

I'm sharing it on the Harry Dresden fan page: www.facebook.com/harrydresdenp… tomorrow.


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guad Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
 :) Thanks
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AnticDuelist Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Magnificent! Stunning, Stellar, Fantastic!!!!! You hauntingly depict what was in the book, and almost exactly what I imagined in my head as i read this poignant part of the story. Just absolutely beautiful!
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guad Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thanks a lot! I was partly thinking to add a new panel maybe (for what we know now in the new book I mean). :)
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RGillespie94 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Photographer
This... This... Wow. This is great. Truly, wonderfully great. Kudos.
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guad Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Thank you :)
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KMO27 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great description
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guad Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thanks :)
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KMO27 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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jijikit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail and very well thought out. Great composition! Well done! :clap:
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guad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thank you :)
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Caller-of-Storms Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Great visual of that scene!
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EvilELQ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Poor poor Molly. I don't know if you've read the latest book, but.... dang.
This is a lovely piece.
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guad Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
No, I've only read Ghost stories, no Cold days yet. But thanks! :)
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chameequa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
this is great - I love the painstaking way you stayed so true to the story! I LOVE THIS!
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guad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Thank you :)
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64506 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Makes you wonder where "Winter" Molly fit in.
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Aeternusomni Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
yay! finally! good job btw
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guad Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks :)
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
now *that* is simply spectacular
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guad Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Thanks :)
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I am rereading the books for the umpteenth time so this is timely and wonderful. Thanks for sharing. :frail:
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guad Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Thanks :)
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willow9033 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Impressive!
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guad Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Thank you :)
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