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kindan Dec 10 2013 08:02 PM

What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
Just got posted: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/12/ann...-whelan-sketch

I've seen this before and I'm sure a lot of you probably have too. Still pretty to look at anything Michael Whelan!

Hans Dec 11 2013 04:01 AM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
Nice! Wonder why it's on a TOR site thought :) but glad that it surfaced and Michael found it.

Anareth Dec 11 2013 08:22 PM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
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Originally Posted by Hans (Post 189389)
Nice! Wonder why it's on a TOR site thought :) but glad that it surfaced and Michael found it.

I'd guess because it looks like Whelan blogs there sometimes...

My question: I hadn't looked that closely at the Dragonwriter cover before. Obviously, one of the ships, etc. But it's apparently a queen. Who's the rider?

Hans Dec 12 2013 03:08 AM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
From the top of my head the cover for Dragonwriter is one of the prelims/studies Whelan did for All the Weyrs of Pern; so if it follows the story it could only be Ramoth, I suppose.

kindan Dec 12 2013 05:09 PM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
I have a nice framed large version of this cover (Dragonwriter). I'll take a picture of it for a Collector's Highlights series :D It looks amazing not wrapped around and with the portrait of Anne in the corner rather than on the back.

Hans Dec 14 2013 03:27 AM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
Are you offering to do a Collectors Highlight? If so, please be our guest, the only request is to follow the numbering Cheryl, Becky and I used! :ok:

GinnyStar Dec 15 2013 11:03 PM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
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Originally Posted by Hans (Post 189389)
Nice! Wonder why it's on a TOR site thought :) but glad that it surfaced and Michael found it.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/about/indepth-biography/ he started with TOR books if I'm reading right :blush:

kindan Dec 20 2013 06:04 PM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
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Originally Posted by Hans (Post 189474)
Are you offering to do a Collectors Highlight? If so, please be our guest, the only request is to follow the numbering Cheryl, Becky and I used! :ok:

I'll have to do that when I move to my new house since I got everything boxed up right now, but sure! If I can remember. Loved that art so much, happy my wife got me this for my b-day. :)

Anareth Dec 21 2013 03:07 PM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
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Originally Posted by Hans (Post 189422)
From the top of my head the cover for Dragonwriter is one of the prelims/studies Whelan did for All the Weyrs of Pern; so if it follows the story it could only be Ramoth, I suppose.

Lessa's blonde?

Hans Dec 22 2013 04:16 AM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
No :) but She never sat naked on a dragon either and I'm sure I have seen covers with that :D

Anareth Dec 22 2013 12:40 PM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
Yes, but Whelan at least knows better. ;)

Hans Dec 23 2013 11:03 AM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
True :)

GinnyStar Dec 24 2013 12:59 PM

Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)
 
I was using my CCTV to read Dragonwriter, and in the Acknowledgments Todd thanks Whelan for providing Anne McCaffrey with her last cover.

So I think its Anne on a Gold Dragon.


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