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

This image shows the cover and spine sections of the dust jacket.

Painted in Corel Painter, mostly Oil Pastel tool.

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 the entire piece here: [link]
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Ah! I love that I found this! I read this book last summer and really enjoyed it. The cover is lovely, you did a wonderful job with it.
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wolves09492 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the wolfs color
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TOBOEANDHIGE Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like a wolf character of my friends chasing out my griffin character
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Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Applause are in order. Many, many aplasue.
If you don't mind my asking, what is the wolf's role?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would hate to give away too much of the story-- but it would seem she is an ally.
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:iconhaseo-ani-waya:
Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. And the main character, the gryphon, is a male?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, his name is Rashard (often shortened to Shard). The wolf, Katori, is also a main character.
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:iconhaseo-ani-waya:
Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going ta haf'ta be on the lookout then. Thanks for the info.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem! The hardcover comes out soon.
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:iconhaseo-ani-waya:
Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is the book out yet?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes-- the ebook is out. [link]
The hardcover will be out soon!
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theflyingmew Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thats phenominal!
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Aurora8911 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
wish i can do those effects :/
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very impressive and way to go :)
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
WOW!!! Superb!!!
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
That's wonderful! I work at a bookstore and some of the jacket illustrations are just aweful. This is sure to catch a lot of people's eyes. :)
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:iconpretty-mimi:
pretty-mimi Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful...:nod: Keep it up!
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:iconsilverfinch:
SilverFinch Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in love with your art. *applause*
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CazziArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Digital Artist
WOW.... this is just amazing... the realism and the ambience of the low sun is so beautiful!! I find that all your artworks are so mood evoking with the lighting :)
Just out of curiosity - how do you yourself get into book illustrating? Do people come to you, or do you pitch your art to publishing houses etc?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have tried to get into publishing houses for years and years with no luck. In this case, the author approached me.
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:iconnefixion:
Nefixion Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow,it looks so realistic:iconamazingplz:
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! You've gotten me curious about the story.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning detail! I love the warm shading and the poses are so natural!
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This, ladies and gentlemen, is spectacular art.
All my congratulations. I particularly like the gryphon's feathery tail and the way the wolf's fur stands on his neck, like it's gently blowed by the wind.
Even if the wolf looks a little cross-eyed on full view, it's perfectly normal because the picture is the detail of a much larger cover.
I really like this and the piece in its entity is even more breathtaking.
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:iconthubanarts:
ThubanArts Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gryphons always get my attention!!!
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:iconplinthe:
Plinthe Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm seeing this book everywhere D: I'm dying to read it but I can't get it >.<
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I'm the author. I'm sure I can help you get your hands on a copy. Send me a Note if you want to chat. :D
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:iconplinthe:
Plinthe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Thank you! :3
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:iconskyhawkc:
SkyhawkC Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I saw some of this in your livestream. :)

It look simply stunning! Wonderful work, as always!
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:iconelementaljess:
ElementalJess Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce:
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:iconsashawren:
SashaWren Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AW YEA. :heart:
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:iconuruboros:
Uruboros Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Writer
This has so many things to like. Great lighting, sharp painting, wonderful scenery and textures... just amazing!
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:iconauronyth:
Auronyth Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
top notch work! Love the render style. Makes me want to get corel painter!
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:iconvalhalrion:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very cute
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:iconilovedragonok:
iloveDRAGONok Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
^n^
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this way looks great too
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:iconaswira:
Aswira Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Beautiful work! :+fav:
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:iconwelanga:
Welanga Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extremely beautiful, perfect :)
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:iconeiljagorgor:
EiljaGorgor Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I remember alot of more detail from your livestream *giggles* awesome how you did it *nods*
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beachelf Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
:clap: :iconbummy1: Awesomeness! :iconbummy3: :clap:
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:iconfrancis-john:
francis-john Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow at the amount of details put into this! I am not surprised it took you billions of hours!!!:XD:
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
This is very fine work.
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