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Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Yeine by Jemisin by DubuGomdori Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Yeine by Jemisin by DubuGomdori
"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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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-12-23
Novelist N.K. Jemisin's character Yeine Darr is brough to vivid, brilliant life in Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Yeine by Jemisin; watercolor majesty from *DubuGomdori. ( Suggested by Moguryuu and Featured by SRaffa )
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lhumungus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist 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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OfTheTwoSixteenth Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
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!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
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 
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Starrhia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the interpretation of Yeine! The bright yet muted colors work well too.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Thank you so much
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crossingwinter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Thank you so much!!
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Platypus1973 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
A magnificent portrait of a barbarian princess ! Reminds me of the French painter Gustave Moreau...
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Tupunoor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! :clap:
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Strawb3rry-D3mon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really really love this artwork(:
It's beautiful and I like the style and colors!!
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thank you so much.
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jianna-OTN Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
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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johnapaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
<3 Yeine! <3

Wonderful, wonderful drawing.
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orngeturtl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
really wonderful color.
I'm going to have to go read that book now
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dollmann Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
xo
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feathergoblinfly Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
this is absolutely beautiful I wish I had half your talent, the composition and the colours
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD and this does indeed sound like an interesting book.
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thank you, yes, please check it out!
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Reign05 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist 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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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Yes, read it. You will be on a grand adventure.
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Reign05 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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junemanganut Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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Istriel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
this an amazing work ! The composition, the details and colors are impressive and I am in love of her tiara thing. That point of blue-green and turquoise bring a very nice contrast ^^
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zffffff Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
great work sir
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Re6ilient Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
I really love your use of warm and cool colors in this!
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grafffite Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Artist
The colors are gorgeous!
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Marla-chan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
beautiful colors
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asianeyezz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OmG, this is beaauuuuuutiiiiffuuuuulll! :D
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, might need to read this. :)
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Sunmoonbeam Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! And the book sounds really interesting. :)
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animehappygirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
beautiful
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Lady-Adly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow I can totally see why this is a DD Holy CAt's!! this is Awesome!!:iconbravoplz::iconiloveitplz:
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atram95 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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syfe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
What a beautiful portrayal. I am convinced that I must read the book.
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aquamarinetiger98 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous!!!! :la:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
:) congrats on your well-deserved DD! :clap:
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bakatsu42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student
Really beautiful! congratulations on the DD!
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KawaiiKim-Monstah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Her features are so...beautiful and model like...especially the cheekbone.. *U* So high! (XD That sounds so wierd... ut yh.it's the first thing that came to my head when I saw her face..)
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YukiH Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
This is so different from what I see on this site, and I really like it.
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Enesven Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I love those books!! I love this picture, I love her expression.
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MartizaPL Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
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Starlace Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Holy wow. The colors, the shapes, details, everything...this is exquisite!
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charityleigh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
..you should illustrate a book
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Almiena Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Wonderful picture and beautiful colors!
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DeathSlayus09 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, such an enchanting piece! :)
This seems like a really good read; just up my alley!
I might just take your offer and go venture to the library for it.
Lol. Congrats on the DD - well deserved. :heart:
And happy holidays~ :xmas:
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DD. :iconbwavoplz: Very nice work. :heart:

Merry Christmas! :xmas: :santa: :snowflake: :holly:

-Scarlet
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:


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PrincesaSevilla Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That sounds an interesting plot! Without mentioning the painting...
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valzart Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful sweetheART 5*****zz ;~} Valz
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NYX-34 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Hey, you finally got a DD! It's about time! :D
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