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The Orphan Prince by nikogeyer The Orphan Prince by nikogeyer
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 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014

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 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This is great
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UnknownSoulCollector Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*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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:iconharryfan36:
Harryfan36 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This is freakin' great. :D
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:iconawa303:
Awa303 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stupidly good. [2]
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NecrosisSystem Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
This is stupidly good.
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Alfazil Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Looks Great!
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CrystalCat101 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
where do you find the novel??? it sounds good
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:iconnikogeyer:
nikogeyer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  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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:iconmakosharkman:
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
which one is the Orphan Prince?
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:iconnikogeyer:
nikogeyer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The blonde kid, dressed in blue!
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:iconmakosharkman:
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013

I see very well drawn.



also just curious do you take request?

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:iconnikogeyer:
nikogeyer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I take commissions, though I'm afraid I'm pretty booked at the moment.
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:iconmakosharkman:
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013

do you take points or paypal?


anyway the reason I ask is because this picture and the name reminds me of this kids book I am writing about this little boy who is a Orphan and who Santa adops.

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CrystalCat101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist
looks pretty darn good :) I'll have to remember to find this book
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:iconcloudmemories:
CloudMemories Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
It's very nice~
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:iconbleushin:
bleushin Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
I love this!
especially the scenery :)
I hope I can see more of your creations! :D
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Wings-of-Art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work !
Like your style !
Nice other characters too ! :w00t:
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:iconelfana:
Elfana Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The colors are really pretty :3
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CrashEndburn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
speechless... awesome job.. i could fav your whole gallery.. i wont, but this one i will
...excelent!
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:iconoggiz91:
Oggiz91 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student Photographer
You've a big talent. Marvelous fairy-tale style.
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NeddieDavid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  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 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  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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Genki-Ryu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Cool, I saw this in imaginefx. I like the clouds. Is it a good book?
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GameOverRover Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Great job! :clap:
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kylieleane Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Writer
The background is fantastic, I love the colours you used =D
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MatthiusMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
this is beautiful i saw it in imagen fx magazine also absalutly whiffing
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Keyblade-JR Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Awesome colors and background!!! :)
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:iconrcdeschene:
RCDeschene Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
This is SOOO Zelda... ^^
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:iconayem:
Ayem Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Amazing! I'm loving that blue atmosphere in between the trees. Very magical. Lovely colouring/lighting all over, really.
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Linkdezelda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student General Artist
Very beautiful! I love it^^.

Elenwë
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:iconmarcedel:
Marcedel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student General Artist
Nice job on this, especially considering the photoshop crash to begin with. That must have been phenomenally frustrating.
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greyhood97 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
luv the style and the colors!!! >3< cute lil' orphan prince! :3
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missmangaka15 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student
wow you love it too make covers lately XD as I can see
nice job (as olways) the background is amazing too
I really suck in that kind of things -lol- x3;
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skillydan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
out of curiosity how long did this piece take you?
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:iconendrian:
Endrian Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
It's always the way of things, it seems, things getting better with the next attempt.

And it definitely looks awesome.
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AmiAuron Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
amazing
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calisto-lynn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
beautifull!!
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RaquelSumeragi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great job!!! *__*
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ShaoranLee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Its agreat background! And finnaly the cover was publish?
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MysteryofAlbesila Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
awsome
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IsidithKazenokami Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
woooo, incredible?!!! just how do you manage to creat such wonderful backgrounds???!!!! i rly envy those that can
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Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I have to agree... it does look a bit too much like Link.
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equitis13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Very good job, I like it a lot. Out of curiosity -and I am pretty sure this is what happened- the outfit of the boy (I believe the orphan prince) looks alot like Links from legend of Zelda- did you do this on purpose or just weird coincidence?
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Honoel Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly, I think Link stole his own costume from Disney's Peter Pan.
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