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Dark and Day: Chimera by nJoo Dark and Day: Chimera by nJoo
A Character done for *Jono-Wyer

They all turned around to see it.

The sky behind them, once filled with clear stars, was as black as death. Like a monster from a nightmare, the enormous beast had landed on the sharp mountain peaks that pierced the cracking ice around it. Its black mane spread around its lione head and rippled in the wind like flames. Tattered bat wings spread to cover the sky. Jagged horns lined its head, shoulders and back. Six black snakes splintered out of its tail and slithered along the shattered ice. Black fur cracked and teemed with white fire.

Jono couldn’t tell if it was organic or machine or both.
The three travelers were frozen with terror.
“The Chimera.” Alvin whispered.

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Tivern Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student Artist
Plain AWESOME!! 
secretshadow2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
GaelicMystic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Finally! Someone draws a Chimaera that DOESN'T look like the artist was on crack when he drew it! And what is up with the multiple heads of different animals thing?! I like Cerberus, but that rendition of a Chimaera is just freaky!
NeptuneGate Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's how the original myth paints the chimera's appearance. Those might be "freaky" for you, but they're true to the core depictions. This one right here, while amazingly done, and nicely imagined, is what you called, a rendition. A version of the original material.
lillasyster3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
You know I never liked chimera or the versions of chimeras! The concept of multiple heads that are different from each other using the same body seems just way too silly to me!
This thing on the other hand......scares the living sh** out of me just by looking at it! And THAT is good thing!
What I mean to say is BADASS!
That is all.
cutecookie Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
one word: AWESOME!!!!
AmericanWheerdo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I love the color, I was browsing yahoo for centaurs for ref and then clicked on Chimeras and found this one. ;)
Jono-Wyer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now is your chance to win both published books in the Dark & Day series!

Step 1. Simple go to the Dark & Day Facebook page [link]

Step 2. Add your comment on the Wall with what it is about Dark & Day that interests you!
Is it the epic fantasy v. scifi style? Like the YA genre? A particular character? (like Jono? Commander Grail? the Sage of Ages?) or a particular art work? (Tyler Edlin’s City of Eies? Andrew Hou’s Withering Mark cover? Robert Kim’s Jono at Al Jebra? Lokman Lam’s Grown up Keiko?)

Step 3. Look for a winner on the Dark & Day Facebook page!
Maxfire7 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
O: So good! :3
neogalahad Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
very nice render
raiku-san Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
used your art hope you don't mind [link]
raiku-san Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
deleted it cause of hate mail sorry i didn't give perrmision before hand...
Chibithy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if I could get one of these from Petco.
darkjuliet333 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
wow ... this chimera is like m=no other !! nice work!!
AkumaRedClown Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
incredible, really awsome dude for me its perfect!!!
Satoshi444 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my god! This is awesome!!!
madnezz344 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
awzome :D
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Wicked!!! I Love it!!!
Jono-Wyer Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is a Dark & Day book giveaway at! Enter to win for free :) [link]
AndyKelden Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
The colors are incredible. The body language and expression make it look truly terrifying (and hungry). I can't approve hard enough!
DAZUMA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty colors.
derkon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
coOooOOoLLL :D
BaltasarVischi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
realy cool
hosq Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
aw, it's so cute ;D
C-CLANCY Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome the colours!!
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Epicccc. I love it.
Nyankyuu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Nathaniele Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I really admire your skill *__* And I am even more intrested in the book :D
The whole body, wings... Amazing job.
demonprincemar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
damn thats cool
iSnakey Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
click link [link]
itcheritch Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so freakin awsome
joniHD Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
amazing job !
Jono-Wyer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In celebration of the paperback release of Dark & Day, I am hosting a Dark & Day Art Contest here on Deviant Art!!

How do you get involved?
STEP ONE: Get to know DARK & DAY!

Check out Dark & Day Art from deviants here on DA! [link]
Read the free book online [link]
Read it on your Kindle [link]
Read the paperback print [link]

You can also check out the Dark & Day Facebook fan page: [link]
and Dark & for art, forums, news, links, etc! [link] - what do you think of the cool rotating art bg? :)

STEP TWO: Create YOUR Dark & Day art and send a note to me with the link!

Create the art of any Dark & Day character, scene, creature, animal, environment!

Who can you do? ANY person, place, creature, etc! What to do an action scene with your version of Commander Grail? [link]
Embermanders, Oscar Bohrs, Aramis the feli'yin knight, Daphne the wood nymph, the Historian, Princess Suriana, the battle at the Keeper - what ever you want to do!


Deviant Art Premium Subscriptions!
Dark & DAY print book!
Dark & DAY art print of your choice!

1. Create the art of any Dark & Day character, scene, creature, animal, environment, etc.
2. Post your Dark & Day art on your Deviant, and state what it is
include this at the bottom of your post:)
Join the Dark & Day Art Contest! [link]
See Art in the Contest! [link]
See more commissioned Dark & Day Art from your favorite artists on DA! [link]
Check out the official Site: Dark &! [link] Facebook: [link]
3. Send me a Note with the link to your Dark & Day artwork to enroll in the contest!
4. Submit as many serious art pieces as you would like!
5. Check back at the Dark & Day collection to see all the great Dark & Day art! [link]
6. Winners will be notified via Note on Deviant Art

Selected & Random (any skill level!)


1 Grand Prize Winner $200

1 Second Place Winner $100

1 Third Place Winner $50

RANDOM WINNERS - Any submission can win! All skill levels are equal here! :)

1 Random Grand Prize $75
2 Random Second Prize $25
3 Random Third Prizes 1 year DA premium Subscription!
3 Random winners Dark & Day paperback
3 Random winners Dark & Day Art prints (your choice!)

All Dark & Day art will be put into my Dark & Day art collection [link]
All prize money will be sent only through PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to win money/

Legal stuff:
By submitting your Dark & Day art work to the contest, you are allowing me to include it on Dark & (and related sites) as fan art. You still retain the copyright to the artwork.

Artwork commissioned for the book and artwork created by the author are not eligible to win, but artists are able to submit new art for the contest.

Any questions? Send me a note :)
DGKD Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great concept, and you pulled it off really well
gregshepherddesign Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Awesome looking!
NikiVandermosten Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Eyenstyn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
wow nice lighting and shadows
rebelforge Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Sweet Chimera dude just wish it was bigger.
ishmadrad Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
... and a great one. Cool anime style.
BoricuaFreak Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fucking amazing.
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Savage and beautiful chimera design! ;)
kusanagi25 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
wow! awesome
YoneSantana Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Really cool.

I love your take on the chimera.
lKaos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Artworks are perfect but I think you must use clean background.
stokerbramwell Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Oh wow, that is a beautiful chimera design!
barkkorn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job, this looks amazing!
iSnakey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
i :love: your pic:iconnjoo:
ZeroCartin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is really really awesome! Keep it up!
tago95 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
awesome !! nice work :clap:
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