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The Orphan Prince
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Published: April 15, 2008
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I was commissioned to do the new cover illustration for the reprint of The Orphan Prince, a YA novel by Jeremy Lee. It features the royal protagonist of the story and his servant boy, who are about to embark on the adventure of their lifetime.

Photoshop was being cranky and crashed on me while I was in the middle of painting the background -- corrupting the file in the process -- but the coloring came out much better the second time around.
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Vincent1972's avatar

I read the book moved by the curiosity of your cover, and I must thank you because it is an excellent book. The cover and the charcters look very accurate, the ruins of the ancient city Ari’s father’s sword…

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Pagescrawler95's avatar
I just loaded a sample of this one on my Kindle! The story is good, I just can't wait to buy the full e-book.
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esmashwey's avatar
This is great
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UnknownSoulCollector's avatar
*hiding in the building*


*thinking* "hehehehe~~~if I can get these orphans I can make a profit by selling them as slaves....hehehhehhee~~~":iconteheplz:


*and then I jump out as a surprise attack*


WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! eh? where did theygo? :?


*they already long gone*

:jawdrop:


:faint:
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Harryfan36's avatar
This is freakin' great. :D
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Awa303's avatar
Awa303|Hobbyist General Artist
This is stupidly good. [2]
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NecrosisSystem's avatar
This is stupidly good.
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Alfazil's avatar
Looks Great!
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CrystalCat101|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
where do you find the novel??? it sounds good
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nikogeyer|Professional Digital Artist
You can order it from Amazon, though they only have the original edition of the book listed (using a cover illustration done by somebody else).
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Makosharkman's avatar
which one is the Orphan Prince?
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nikogeyer|Professional Digital Artist
The blonde kid, dressed in blue!
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CrystalCat101|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i found it i think, ill get it as soon as i have enough money ahah, i just spent it all on a book thats like 20 dollars
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Mangatellers|Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice cover. The cartoon feeling is awesome! It kinda has a Zelda feeling in it. Really great! Welldone!
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DonoMX|Professional
I love this one. Great angle and rich color choices, makes me want to know what those two lads are looking at. For a cover I think its a great success.

Great job! :clap:

I hate when photoshop crashes on me like that, but its true, the piece always ends up looking better than in the first try. I see that this is a 2008 piece, hope your Photoshop is doing better nowadays tho :aww:
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Faerygrl's avatar
looks pretty darn good :) I'll have to remember to find this book
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CloudMemories's avatar
It's very nice~
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bleushin's avatar
I love this!
especially the scenery :)
I hope I can see more of your creations! :D
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Wings-of-Art|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work !
Like your style !
Nice other characters too ! :w00t:
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Elfana|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The colors are really pretty :3
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CrashEndburn's avatar
speechless... awesome job.. i could fav your whole gallery.. i wont, but this one i will
...excelent!
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Oggiz91|Student Photographer
You've a big talent. Marvelous fairy-tale style.
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NeddieDavid|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that is adorable, yo! I think I'm going to have to pick up this book because of this picture.

The composition is sooo lovely and the colors are vivid and clean.

And holy crap, I'm so in love with your backgrounds. xD
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MystalurDimensh|Professional General Artist
They remind me a bit guys from Golden Sun. I mean Isaac and Garet. You could make pretty good fanart of GS =)
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