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Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Yeine by Jemisin

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"The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms" is worth the read. Here is my take on the main character Yeine.

The book description:
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky, seat of the ruling Arameri family. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate — and gods and mortals — are bound inseparably.

From Publisher's Weekly:
Starred Review! Convoluted without being dense, Jemisin’s engaging debut grabs readers right from the start. Yeine desires nothing more than a normal life in her “barbarian” homeland of Darr. But her mother was of the powerful Arameri family, and when Yeine is summoned to the capital city of Sky a month after her mother’s murder, she cannot refuse. Dakarta, her grandfather and the Arameri patriarch, pits her against her two cousins as a potential heir to the throne. In an increasingly deep Zelaznyesque series of political maneuverings, Yeine, nearly powerless but fiercely determined, finds potential allies among her relatives and the gods who are forced to live in Sky as servants after losing an ancient war. Multifaceted characters struggle with their individual burdens and desires, creating a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists.

Resources used: Used watercolors on strathmore 11x17 inspired by N.K. Jemisin's novel called "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"

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December 23, 2011 Update

My bf wakes me up and says he has something to tell me. It's still dark and it's 5:00 AM. He has got to be out of his frackin' mind. I'm going to kill him. What he says is so shocking. He tells me I got a Daily Deviation. It took a few seconds to register on my conscience mind that wants to kill him before I smile saying "Are you serious?". I can't believe it. Thank you all for making my work feel worthy. This is a wonderful Christmas present.


If you liked this click on the thumbnail above to check out the double page spread of Grandfather, the 1st chapter from the book. This will be colored soon.
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AjaxTelamoneisHobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read this book! What a lovely illustration, your Yeine is very beautiful and I also really like your take on Sky!
Pheanutbunny's avatar
I feel so blessed to own this piece, now. Thank you so much. <3 
DubuGomdori's avatar
LOL!!! Thank you so much!!
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lhumungusHobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool drawing.  I like the character design and the building architecture in the background.  Much better than the book in general. :)
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This is a lovely take on Yeine; stylized in just the right way to bring the mind's eye image that N.K. Jemisin paints of her to life. I'm only halfway through the novel at the moment - forcing myself to slow down and appreciate the read rather than gobbling it all down - but I still like to think I'm familiar enough on the subject of Yeine to say that this really does do her justice.

Fantastic work. And belated congratulations on the old Daily Deviation for it; I'd say you earned it!
DubuGomdori's avatar
Oh wow!
Such lovely comments!
I'm so happy that you like it but more than that
I'm happy you enjoy the book as much as I did!Love 
Starrhia's avatar
StarrhiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the interpretation of Yeine! The bright yet muted colors work well too.
DubuGomdori's avatar
Thank you so much
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crossingwinterHobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful!
DubuGomdori's avatar
Thank you so much!!
Platypus1973's avatar
A magnificent portrait of a barbarian princess ! Reminds me of the French painter Gustave Moreau...
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TupunoorProfessional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! :clap:
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Strawb3rry-D3monStudent Traditional Artist
Really really love this artwork(:
It's beautiful and I like the style and colors!!
DubuGomdori's avatar
Thank you so much.
jianna-OTN's avatar
Holy moly this is gorgeous art for a gorgeous book! I love the texture and the little bit of blue and green among the overall yellow, and Yeine's face is just perfect.
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johnapazHobbyist Writer
<3 Yeine! <3

Wonderful, wonderful drawing.
orngeturtl's avatar
really wonderful color.
I'm going to have to go read that book now
feathergoblinfly's avatar
this is absolutely beautiful I wish I had half your talent, the composition and the colours
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PuddingValkyrieHobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD and this does indeed sound like an interesting book.
DubuGomdori's avatar
Thank you, yes, please check it out!
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Reign05Hobbyist General Artist
Grats on your DD! Haha, ya I quess I would have wanted to kill my bf too. I'm sure you weren't so mad afterwards, huh? This is such a beautiful piece and after seeing it and reading your comments about this book, I must read it!
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Yes, read it. You will be on a grand adventure.
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