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Roommates : the Dresden Files by melody-lu Roommates : the Dresden Files by melody-lu
Just Dresden and his buddies taking a night off from blowing things up.

[Edit: I cannot properly explain how excited I am about the ugliness of this couch. I will be pretty much randomly updating this file with less sloppy versions as I paint it up in stolen bouts of 30-60 minutes between work I have to do.]

Two imaginary cookies to anyone who can cite where the actual description of the couch pops up in the text (and if you do a grep-text search on the archive of all the stories….like I did….er, then you are a cheatin’ fool. And also kind of a fannerd. Can’t really hold that against you.)]
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WildeHearted Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is just so relaxed and peaceful and I love it. <3
riovas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
This is a perfect representation of how Harry probably spend his time when he's not kicking hornet nets. Love it!
ellestrix Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student General Artist
It's just a soft couch that you can sink right into.
He buys them secondhand, and doesn't care if they match.
(he decorates in textures)
captainphlenbotium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student
That's a really large couch, to hold all three of them.Puppy or not, Mouse alone will take up an entire one.
bibliophilea Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I love this. I love everything about it, from how Harry's cuddling with Mouse and Mister, to how he fell asleep reading "The Hobbit" on the couch, to that big, orange, wonderfully ugly and soft-looking couch itself. I really hope you don't mind, but I printed this picture and taped it to a box I fashioned to hold a Christmas present for my mom. The box and present were both Dresden Files themed, and I felt that this picture showed the companionship between Harry, Mouse, and Mister perfectly.
mog90044 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
That is so awesome!
Mychel48 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I've seen a lot of fan art,but ... this is the first I've really liked (enough to come here and say so-lol) Fabulous
Ardoc Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
finally some well captured dresden fanart that really shows how he actually acts. This is more dresden than a lot of the (while admittedly cool) action shots of him just being a total badass. I appreciate this!
potterfangirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"I have one couch that is green and orange plaid, I got it for thirty bucks at a garage sale and it is so comfy its hard not to fall asleep in it. "
"Its very you."
"And this is you?"
"Yes. Or at least the persona I am trying to portray."
Turn Coat when Harry finally got into Thomas' apartment when Thomas was there after sitting down on his couch and complaining about how obnoxiously hard it was. Thomas then replying that it was more to show off how rich he was and how good taste he had then for comfort.
I think I got that right but I might have misquoted it slightly. I'm doing this from memory as my family argues around me.
I have a partial photographic memory so this surfaced as soon as I saw the couch.
Love the couch and Harry! Mouse and Mister are so cute!
That was cheating though with The Hobbit cover! :) I don't blame you wit the cover or the background though! :)
Emari-chan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Is he reading the Hobbit? That makes me really happy. xD
VanessaAurora Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes he loves starwars and the hobbit ^-^
the-exiled-muse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
The one description of Harry's couch that I remember is from Turn Coat, and that was more of a comparison between Harry's cheap couch that was easy to fall asleep in and Thomas's fashionable but very uncomfortable couch.
kirathis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Excellent!  Really captures the relationship between Harry, Mouse and Mister.
SirethaGail Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Nice work, don't forget the rugs, (please don't forget the rugs that should have read) he has more then one on the floor none of them match.  I pretty much thought/imaged the rugs and the couch redefined "I found it on the street" so glad I'm not the only one;
Dues-X Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very nice.
merekat4 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! And even though you think the couch is hideous... I think its fabulous!
Dred-Priest Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
This is just beautiful. But here's a challenge for you. Try drawing the The Walker (Not sharkface.) No one, I repeat NO ONE has.
frommyvalentino Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, love this picture! I just shared it on the Harry Dresden Facebook page here:…

: ) - Nikki
Author-of-Insane Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What Dresden does between books
HealerInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Very cute!!

But I call TARDIS. That's the only way Harry, Mister, AND Mouse would fit on the same couch. :D
Phenixia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I'm reading Turn coat and guess what I stumble upon on page 16? Harry talk about his couch, orange and green!
Phenixia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Really great composition and the ambiance is really nice too!
CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Just came across one of the references, where Harry and Thomas are bragging about their couches to each other.
tcat Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Yay! A better pic then what's on the wiki. X3 I loved this drawing.
Babylon2260 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Aww, Mouse and Mister! And I like how Harry's reading The Hobbit. :XD:
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spark1919 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
artdiva09 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
mmmmm....i vaguely even remember a scene like this in the books too XD I love Dresden so much ^_^ awesome pic!
chameequa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
absolutely fantastic! love this!!
halfdragonhal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
what! fire happen's.
shadowelf192 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
aww so cute i like that mister and and the dog are in it
ulyferal Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful piece. I love this above all other versions of Harry, mouse, and mister that I've seen. Well done.
strixstrama Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Took me a sec to realize he's reading the hobbit :) Well done sir, well done.
airydresden Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Hey, AWESOME shot! I LOVE Dresden files. Do you have a print available? I'd love to buy one :)
melody-lu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awh, thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)

My personal opinion is that derivative fanworks (art or writing) should always be Creative Commons attribute NON-commercial and sharealike, so I can't put it up as a Deviant art print, but if you'd like a hard copy, please print it however you like! (Msg me if you want a higher res.)

More license info:
airydresden Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Hey, thanks for the reply! If you don't mind, I would love a higher res copy so I could put it on my wall. There isn't enough Dresden Files art out there.

If you don't mind sending me a highres copy, email me at .

Thanks a lot!

melody-lu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Jason!

I'm sorry, but I dug around and I really can't find any higher res copies. :( I'll email you if I can find one when I dig through my long-term external harddrive!
Rainbow-Grenade Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Everything it so natural and relaxed. :3
KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it, captured mister and mouse so well awsome job!
Art-loving-Fairybug Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
FOUND YOU! I saw this picture shared on facebook, and I scoured deviantArt just to find it and +Watch you! YAY!
husk55 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
For once, Harry actually had a peaceful moment... Then as soon as he wakes up, the Meatloaf in the Fridge tries to assassinate him.
RemWatari Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Hey I'm a Dresden fan too and I got to say I'm loveing your drawing! ^_^ There are not enough Dresden Files Artwork. So, Thank You.
QueenSelenity Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
a kodak moment
jam17692 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
mouse is a lot bigger than that, look up Tibetan mastiffs
GarnetElf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Greenkey2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
It had to be The Hobbit :D
Uzumaki-Dresden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
TOO CUTE!!!!! I'm getting a toothache and haven't been able to stop staring for the last three minutes, I hate you for being so awesome(just kidding*tacklehuggs*)
Uzumaki-Dresden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
he quotes his couch several times in the books, love what you did with Mouse
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