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Will Parry-His Dark Materials by night--wind Will Parry-His Dark Materials by night--wind
He's strange, said Ruta Skadi. He is the same kind as Lord Asriel. Have you looked into his eyes?
"To tell the truth, said Serafina Pekkala, I haven't dared."

- The Subtle Knife

William Parry - one of the main characters in His Dark Materials trilogy by P. Pullman.

I will probably draw him again, but the pose and his face expression are more or less how I imagined him reading the book.

Yup, I stole the alethiometer from the official Golden Compass site.

More HDM portraits to come. Hopefully.
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Izvin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Good Dust, yes, this is epic, love the parchment and steampunk design. 
Emix3m Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Its amazing!
NatashaKingston Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
In-the-light-of-dawn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
O ma gad
Pentragon1990 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that you add all the characters that have to do something with him. Especially that you think at Baruch and Balthamos :)
Especially his father looks great!
LadySophonax Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I remember reading The Subtle Knife as a child and being so amazed that you could have a character like Will who was Good but so not nice, and I think your portrait really captures that. I'll never forget Lyra's description of him - savage, courteous, and unhappy.
AndreeaIuliana Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love him, he's one of my favourite characters.. fantastic portrayal!
GraceMalvin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OOOH it's wonderful! I love that book!!!
Multiversal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a brilliant portrayal - this is pretty much how I imagine him, too. =)
I love HDM, and Im re-reading it just now. Let me see, if Im not mistaken, the other pictures are his parents, Balthamos and Baruch, and those mysterious men?
night--wind Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Yup, you got it right. And those men, are the ones that were looking for him (or his father - can't really recall), the ones that Will got in a fight with and killed.
Thanks for the comment!
Sethimine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Photographer
Nnh- Amazing
Mikaceous Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I love this trilogy. You captured Will perfectly, this is exactly how I picture him in my mind, all determined and bloody and epic
Prometheus456 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Writer
larkabella Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good job, very beautiful composition and I love his expression *_*
BridgeToTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Photographer
Hello. I'm Bee and I'm a part of the staff at, a His Dark Materials and Philip Pullman fan site/community.

I LOVE your work here, and wanted to suggest that you submit it to our fan art collection. You can submit creations to

You can check out the whole site and community at [link]
laurenlee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! I'm almost done reading the books for the first time and I wish I had read them earlier. This is a great representation of Will. Your artistic style reminds me of illuminated manuscripts
Zeiphira Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
wonderful *_*
alltheway96 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please please do one like this for all the characters!!!!!! or one of will and lyra theres like NO fan art for sad that not many ppl appreciate pullman. :(
wowwowcom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
this is epic.
I love the way you bound all the elements of the book in just one pic. like the way the aletiometer is on the back with lyra or the feeling that his dad shows and the little detail of the letters on the right corner.
NoMoShi Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Faved that.
For me this realy is the essence of Will Parry. It's not exactly how I imagined him - but how could you be able to draw that? It's what he feels like and what he can look like. The picture shows his spirit - and the spirit of all the other characters.
I see some weak points, some fault in the drawing work, many parts that aren't perfect...
But the atmosphere and the spirit just strike. Great.
night--wind Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Wow, thanks! I really appreciate the fave and the comment with such an insight. I agree that there are many flaws, and maybe I'll draw Will again at one point. It's a great character :)
FranciBlack Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I love the drawn you did all the importants characters in the life of Will. I love the way you choose to drawn his father
night--wind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Thanks a lot! :) Well, Jupari was kind of mysterious character, so he couldn't be portrayed.. well.. frontally ;) He was an amazing chracter..
Thanks again for the comment!
davemetlesits Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
The most amazing rendering of Will I have ever seen! Fantastic work!
night--wind Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thank you! And twice as much for the fave :)
BrellMacCahon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student General Artist
I like your style & the details are beautiful
night--wind Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Thanks! :)
Mage-Madisaur Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ Coolz.
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