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Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Grandfather by Jemisin

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This is a scene from the 1st chapter of the book The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms entitled “Grandfather”. Yeine reaches Sky City after being summoned away from her home finally meeting her Grandfather. She finally gets the chance, kneels before him in her humble clothing from a distance, amid the scrutiny of those priviledged to be at court. And there, before everyone’s surprise, and maybe dismay, the uncrowned king announces Yeine to be an heir to the throne. Most people would be stupidly crazy drunk with the the thought, but Yeine doesn’t want it, and is more troubled by it, definitely worried and scared for her life. It does have its perks. She did get a nice bank account and gain additional lands to govern but looses her home of Darre. Should she run? Hide? Or face the music and let the war begin?

You want more from this book, let me know.

This is a double page spread if that is not apparent. I just couldn’t get all the details I wanted to include on one. As I did not want to give that up, the only option was to go to 2 pages.

Interesting read, I do recommend it. "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms" by N. K. Jemisin. Check it out if you got the time.

Shortly after posting this piece up, the author N.K. Jemisin received a Google Alert that brought this to her attention. She kindly left the following comment:

"Wow. This is incredible and beautiful and fascinating to see. (Got pulled here by a Google Alert.) I've featured fanart based on the books on my website before; would you mind if I did so again? This is amazing, and I think other fans would love it.
-N. K. Jemisin "

Material Used: Bristol Smooth, Photoshop CS, graphite, mechanical pencil .05, 07, 03
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lhumungusHobbyist Digital Artist
The poses and meticulous line work remind me of classic paintings.  I imagined something less Greco-Roman, but this is nonetheless an excellent drawing.
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Thank you!
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Beautiful job, I love it.
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KopchetStudent Traditional Artist
amazed at such the detail
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This is fantastic. The detail in the background is just stunning.
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creykHobbyist Traditional Artist
Inspiration is never completely lost, but it can hide away under the socks in your drawer until you dig deep enough and find it along with a nickle and an old gum wrapper.
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ikonikAmAzingHobbyist General Artist
nice very nice work.
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this is just breathtaking!! i don't think i could draw this clean in a million years.
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Well, you've got a style that doesn't need it. And, your style is awesome. kekeke I wish I could color like that.
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aw thank you <3
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Jii-enProfessional Digital Artist
wuaa so much detail. i love it!
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AnnMarieBoneProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautifully drawn and the amount of detail is incredible!
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Thank you so much.
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hristenkoProfessional General Artist
Отличная работа!
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Love the detail & the perspective, great job.
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This is amazing. It doesn't need color to look good. Just the detail tells a story. Great job :)
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SamGuentherArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, awesome! Great attention to detail!
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mooordooorHobbyist Traditional Artist
great line work and details..
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so detailed! wonderful to look at!
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sweetiiang3lHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing details you incorporated in this drawing. :iconzomgplz:
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SvenjaLivProfessional General Artist
Oh wow. so much detail. This must've taken forever! And it looks gorgeous :aww:
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sinnerinchristStudent Traditional Artist
The artchitecture is wonderful! It's sort of a NeoClassical/ArtNoveau! And the characters are marvelous too... I love how technical you are in your approach!
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