Fan Art Contest

It's time for the second annual Ilyon Chronicles fan art contest! Below you will find all the information to enter.

I will be taking submissions from now until June 15, 2016. All entries will be posted on the Ilyon Chronicles website on June 16, 2016 where the winners will be decided by fan voting. I will then announce the results on June 25, 2015.

Please email your JPEG submissions to and include your name, the title of your piece, and what medium you used. All visual mediums are acceptable (drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing, photos, digital editing, etc.). Here now are a few rules and other information. If you have any questions, feel free to email me!


1. Your submission must be Ilyon Chronicles themed.

2. You may have up to 5 separate submissions.

3. All submissions will be displayed on the Ilyon Chronicles website.

4. This contest is open internationally.


For the prizes this year, I've decided on Amazon gift cards. Who doesn't like gift cards, right? ;)

1st Place - $30 Amazon gift card.

2nd Place - $20 Amazon gift card.

3rd Place - $10 Amazon gift card.


  1. This will be so fun! I've already finished one of my fan art pictures, and am working on another one. xD
    Those are awesome prizes!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

  2. Speaking of, what color eyes does Kyrin have? I can't seem to find a mention of the color... Though I get the impression they're either green or brown.

    1. They're dusty blue. :) When Kaden is first introduced in Resistance I wrote that he had dusty blue eyes identical to Kyrin's.

    2. Oh, yeah. *facepalms* I remember that now.

  3. Would a music video be considered fan art, or does fan art have to be something that can be put into a JPEG file?

    1. Well, since it's still a "visual medium" I say go for it. :)

  4. Does Jace have facial hair, or is he clean shaven? And what color is he most likely to wear?
    What color are Tyra's eyes?
    Does Kyrin typically wear a dress, pants/jerkin, or somthing more like Makilien's split dress with pants underneath? And what color is she most likely to wear?
    What color is Kaden most likely to wear?
    Is Talas' s hair longish, or short? Does he have facial hair? What color is his hair?
    What color are Jace, Kyrin, and Kaden's dragons? And whose dragon is girl/boy?
    Sorry for all the questions, I have not yet hade the opportunity to read the books, and the samples did not answer these questions (I am also sorry if this comes through twice, there was a tecknical problem).

    1. No problem! :) Here is the digital painting I did of Jace if that helps (as far as facial hair, etc.):
      I'd say he's mostly likely to wear blue or earthy colors since he's in the woods a lot.
      Tyra has crystal blue eyes.
      Kyrin usually wears something similar to Makilien's split skirt dresses and pants. I usually picture Kyrin wearing soft dusty colors. Pretty much anything but gold. ;) Same goes for Kaden.
      Talas has long hair (like an elf). This is my inspiration for him: Except he doesn't have facial hair (cretes don't grow facial hair). His hair is dark brown.
      Jace and Kyrin's dragons are slate blue and cream colored with a pattern sort of like a paint horse (darker on top and bleeding down into lighter scales). They are female dragons. Kaden's dragon is male and has the same sort of color pattern, but in black and green instead. :)

    2. Thank you very much Jaye!
      For some reason, I cannot see the pics (but I did find Jace's)...but the description you gave greatly helped. Thank you for taking the time to reply!

  5. My little sister had one more question for you Jaye. She wanted to know if Leetra: 1) was a Crete, and 2) if she had a dragon, what kind (the green boys, or the blue girls). I think she would also like a short description (I did show her the pick you have on the Character Q&A Part 2 on the Ilyon Chronicles blog) for drawing purposes.
    Thanks Jaye! God bless!

    1. Yes, Leetra is a crete, and she has a blue female dragon. :) She's five feet tall, dresses in leather, has long dark hair, and large lavender colored eyes. Hope that helps! Let me know if she has any more questions. :)