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The Song of the Summer King by Nambroth The Song of the Summer King by Nambroth
This painting is the full spread dust jacket for the upcoming novel, "The Song of the Summer King" By Jess E. Owen!

This long format includes the actual cover, the spine, the back of the book, and the two flaps that fold inside the covers.

Painted in Corel Painter, mostly Oil Pastel tool. The original is 8,500 pixels wide and it took me approximately eleventy billion hours to paint it all on one layer.

Yes-- this book is about gryphons. A Gryphon is the main character. :)

This book is available as an e-book, and will be coming out in hardcover this fall! See it on Amazon: [link]


View a detail shot of this art here: [link]
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:iconpurplelovezz:
PurpleLovezz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Omg! I've actually seen some of your art before, and I've loved the book, but I never knew that you made the cover for it! Awesome!
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:iconmarblesky:
Marblesky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Heart 
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:iconlamplightgames:
LampLightGames Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Fantastic work! I think I'd like a print to hang on my wall!
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:iconwhispersong22:
Whispersong22 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard of this book!!!!! You designed the cover?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I painted the cover, yes!
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:iconwhispersong22:
Whispersong22 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! I want to read the book, I've read a sample of it thanks to amazon but i would love to read the whole thing.
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:iconpsychopendragonz:
psychopendragonz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
That is Gorgeous!!
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:icongrypwolf-fan:
grypwolf-fan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
wow *_*
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:icondanoodlebox:
DaNoodleBox Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finished reading the book, ~TheAntimonyElement pointed me to it!

So...which raven is the one in the picture? ;)


This is beautiful work.
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've pictured it as Munin ;)
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:icondanoodlebox:
DaNoodleBox Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I like that answer!
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:iconunderworld-wolf:
Underworld-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! How did you learn to draw like that?!
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:iconkristinakarlsen:
KristinaKarlsen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love it!! :)
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:iconanimalofthenight:
AnimaloftheNight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Realy, realy love this awesome pic! I'm glad there are those with patience out there.. If only I could have such skills ;)
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:iconnexdoubt:
NexDoubt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. really well done!
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:iconveronicarosejones:
VeronicaRosejones Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
AMAZING!

Love it!
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:iconyo-yo-girl12:
Yo-yo-girl12 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! The wings on that griffon are flawless~!
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:iconshawnskunk:
ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
gorgeous work.
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:icongudruna:
gudruna Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
wonderful work
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:iconsasukura:
Sasukura Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :D i love it!
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:iconjulietcelia:
JulietCelia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm reading this book right now, and loving it. :D Perfect illustration! Very lush and shimmery.
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:iconavator:
avator Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Lovely lovely scene. The lighting is so perfect to put the pritty characters in focus :)
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:iconprimal-fury:
Primal-Fury Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The book will read well because of the author and look well because of you, the artist =D I love every little bit of the painting :heart:
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
A Masterpiece!!!
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:iconjaidigital:
Jaidigital Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this, Great piece of artwork
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:icon1sidedownand2up:
1sidedownand2up Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, how did your PC not melt when handling a image that big?
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool to have your art on a book cover! Congratulations! It looks really cool.
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:iconfujoshianimechick:
fujoshianimechick Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Jess will be proud of it!
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This turned out splendidly! All the gorgeous details and the warm color palette make for a breath-taking painting. I am in awe of your skills of painting light. It adds to the ambiance.

Also, it was such a treat watching you paint this during your Livestreams. I learned so much from you, so thank you! <3
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:iconcelepsi:
Celepsi Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"approximately eleventy billion hours" I love you.
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:iconava4zinkovsky:
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Good work.
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HuntressLight Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is so awesome. Not only will I be getting a great book, signed hardcover at that, but the cover is a Nambroth artwork.

I am having so much of the geeking.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm really flattered you feel that way!!
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:iconhuntresslight:
HuntressLight Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was geeking so much I totally forgot to mention how gorgeous this is :3 I love the scenery and the depth! And the characters look terrific ^x^
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:iconskasha:
Skasha Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
...

You did this all on one panel?!? O_O I have no words. :heart:
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Just... wow, stunning.
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:iconhelloheath:
helloheath Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love the composition here, you can really feel the magic of the forest :-)
The lighting is superb as well!
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:iconhadissima:
Hadissima Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I really love this!
Sat in front of it and stared with
my mouth open for a while now.

Great work!
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:iconcgguy77:
cgguy77 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wonderful work, I love the detail and composition you have some great talent.
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:iconkereska:
Kereska Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hi there! :wave:

I featured your work here

Have a lovely week! :aww:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconkereska:
Kereska Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No worries :)
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:iconcorustenebrae:
CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful and detailed artwork <3
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:iconroccenere:
RocCenere Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful artwork.
(Sounds like I might get that book, too!)
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce:
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:iconroccenere:
RocCenere Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You must be the author? Best of luck with your works (:
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's me :D Thank you!
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
This is awesome. And all on one layer too :faint:
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:iconlykouros:
Lykouros Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful! I love the sky and the way everything just works together. Very cool ~
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:iconkohu-arts:
kohu-arts Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Simply stunning. Your realism and attention to detail never ceases to amaze. :3
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