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Hundred Thousand Kingdoms  Grandfather by Jemisin by DubuGomdori Hundred Thousand Kingdoms  Grandfather by Jemisin by DubuGomdori
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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:iconlhumungus:
lhumungus Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist 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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Deimurus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Beautiful!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Thank you!
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QueenRikku Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THE BOOOK :DDD LOVE THIS ART ::DD
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Roqulere Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Beautiful job, I love it.
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Kopchet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazed at such the detail
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MystykNess Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic. The detail in the background is just stunning.
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creyk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist 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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ikonikAmAzing Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice very nice work.
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naomi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
this is just breathtaking!! i don't think i could draw this clean in a million years.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
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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:iconnaomi:
naomi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
aw thank you <3
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Jii-en Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Digital Artist
wuaa so much detail. i love it!
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AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully drawn and the amount of detail is incredible!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Thank you so much.
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hristenko Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Отличная работа!
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didyabringyagrog Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Love the detail & the perspective, great job.
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runespainter188 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This is amazing. It doesn't need color to look good. Just the detail tells a story. Great job :)
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SamGuentherArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, awesome! Great attention to detail!
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mooordooor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great line work and details..
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1esf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
so detailed! wonderful to look at!
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sweetiiang3l Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing details you incorporated in this drawing. :iconzomgplz:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh wow. so much detail. This must've taken forever! And it looks gorgeous :aww:
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sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student 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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LadyBozi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Amazing detail!! Great job must have took forever!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Just a little longer, but not much. kekeke
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Avarus-Lux Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011   General Artist
amazing details, thanks for sharing.
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estelaa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow amazing details! * A *
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KelciD Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ma'am! Just...ma'am! This looks amazing!
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Dathy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Excelent work, one of the best linearts i've seen
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   General Artist
very nice! impressive lineart, gogreous detail. would love to see it as "complete" piece, with finished shading or color :)
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CentralCityTower Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The is a really intricate sketch, i dont know if i would have the patience to draw something like this XD
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MeganMakelle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has incredible detail..
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barfast Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Fantastic background!!!
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thesvetislav Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Very complex drawing, so many details!
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dancingwithrobots Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
all the tiny details in this are wonderful. you've created a great sense of depth in to the scene and story. well done, keep it up. :hug:
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lucasBACCANO Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
this must take so much time

but the result is awesome

great work
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LarsMidnatt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's an intense scene. Very disciplined effort here.
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JMarcDodsonJr Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great perspective! I'm super jealous of that mad skill you're depicting here :)
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Shpuggy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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haleyvee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing detail! beautiful piece
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional
oh my O__O i see you put a lot of effort in this lineart!
there are many interesting and lovely particulars-i especially like the poses of all the characters you've included,there's a great variety!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Glad you noticed. I wanted it to be interesting enough for you to look around. Thank you.
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional
you're very welcome!:hug:
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Puck-Sexton Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   General Artist
This is really amazing! I would never be able to put that much detail into a piece without going insane. It's gorgeous.
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QuincMSK Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This must have taken forever - Looks excellent!
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
There is a lot of detail and your work shows.
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Xeleste Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Incredibly detailed! I don't think I would ever have the patience to do a lineart like this.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
You have to be insane to do this. I think I am. kekeke
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frqazi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, the detailing is amazing!
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