A symbolic depiction of Harry Potter using a Patronus spell to destroy a dementor, taken from chapter 45 of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer S. Yudkowsky, inspired by J.K. Rowling.
I would like to achieve the technical skill to do this image justice. As it is, this picture draws whatever strength it may have from the moment of true glory depicted in Methods of Rationality, in which Death itself is conquered.
Trivia: As I understand it, Rene Descartes did not write "cogito ergo sum" until after his thought had already been translated; rather, he first wrote "Je pense donc je suis."
Ever since I read that chapter, I've been hoping that someone would illustrate that scene using the "stages of man" type sequence (for its symbolic, if not scientific, value) or the Vitruvian Man, and now you've gone and used both. Kudos!
That was my first effort at drawing anything in several years. I'd remembered it as being easier . . . just visualize a picture in your head, and put pen to paper, right? I am beginning to really appreciate the skill of real artists.