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Dark and Day: Empress of Eies by nJoo Dark and Day: Empress of Eies by nJoo
A Character done for *Jono-Wyer

“At first there was nothing but shadow.

Then there was movement beneath the dark, and slowly a red figure stepped out of the oily carriage door. Even under the blue tinted sky, this red did not seem to bend into purple. Boldly, it refused to shift from its regal crimson.

Red was the color of her gown.

It was thick and soft with a plush red fur collar. The wide and low neckline revealed pale ivory skin that glistened against the dull town. Her flowing locks of stark black hair seemed held behind her as she moved from shadow and into the Polari street. Upon her head rested a black crown and from it a veil, ornate in its beauty and terror, covered her eyes.”

The Empress of Eies rules the Dark End of Earth from the Crown Castle above the city, Eies. She is both feared and respected across the globe, but only she knows the secrets that hide in the Dark…

Check out his book free to read online at


More info on his facebook page

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Jonup Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice Outfit Design
Ninj4Joe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is stunning. Amazing work.
ShyViolet911 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
please don't eat me!
AwakeningStar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
Jono-Wyer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lovely Empress of Eies is now in a wallpaper on the Dark & Day site: [link] Love your style nJoo!!
terrordactil Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
thequeenofegypt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
i like
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
WOW!!! Stunning Work!!!
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]
ViperagonZero Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
ky27 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ThexWolfxShadow Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Awesome *o* !
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super gorgeous! I love it. <3
sakanak54 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
is that rose or eye
Jono-Wyer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a gear with an eye in the center :)
sakanak54 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
torokun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
xavor85 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
She's elegant and refined. Awesome work
Burnchain Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dude, did you do this?! this is awesome!
Nathaniele Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
An unusual dress. An unusual description. I would like to know more about the book [:
Ha! I'm going to read it! :D
Jono-Wyer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Nathaniele!
I'd love to hear what you think about the book :)
(I'm the author)
Also, doing a Art contest (for money!) if you're interested.
NycterisA Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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 :)
rebelforge Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
You like to write don't you?
kusanagi25 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Jono-Wyer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic as always!! I love the regal, mysterious power she expresses!
YoneSantana Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Very strong character.
Looks Great.
SunSunich Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great dress, and capturing her half-moving makes this picture twice as good.
Sabaku-chan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
beautiful dress!
BrenGun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
wow great job!!!!!!
Inkjexion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
she looks like a bad girl.
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
a beautiful dark lady. I love your use of colors here.
WSLaFleur Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it's a bit different from your usual style, nice work.
Lordfell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
She reminds me of Zelda. ^^
mijka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
The minimalistic approach that still gets across a world of detail is staggering my brain. But, you know, in a good way.
Glowingskullcap Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I formally ask you to stop being amazing.

No, wow! look at this! You illustrated this character beautifully. The coloring is very soft, and I love how you have zoomed the character's face in the background. I can't imagine the commissioner is anything but beyond pleased with the product. The dress is also extremely elegant, and the subtle red, rather than a blinding red, I think really adds flare to it, without taking away from the character. Fantastic!
IndianRose Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the colour palette you've used, it's very attractive to the eye. The stylization is pretty spectacular as well!
RedKnight91 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this style is amazing : )
fedtowolves Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the detailing on her dress and veil!
awash2002 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
very beautiful
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