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Postby michelanCello » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:23 pm

Looks great! :D Only with Night Watch, I'm a bit partial, because I like the "looks-a-bit-like-Rembrandt" version really-really much! It's one of my favorite covers...
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Postby Omnia » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:47 pm

I love it :) I really do. It's so atmospheric with the puddles and flames.
I agree it could just as easily be a cover for G! G! though ~ why the four Watch characters for this cover?
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Postby kemar » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:57 am

Well indeed, I can explain the reasons:

To me "nightwatch" is the darker one on the watch, so the other ones like G!G! will have a lighter mood. I didn't want to do another Rembrandt tribute, as it was already well done, and it wouldn't have any interest at all to do it again.
In fact, I've chosen to represent the two Vimes (old and young), Nobby and Colon old, in the opposite situation. In my humble opinion the book is about the dark side of Vimes and how he could have evolved...
The position of the two Vimes is a small reference to Leonard the Vinci (he had a slight confusion between his "babysitter" and his mother):
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Le ... native.jpg

Here are the main reasons, awfully explained in my horrible English :]
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Postby BaronBreton » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:52 pm

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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:54 pm

I love Betty on that cover, brilliant :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:58 pm

Tres bon! :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:40 pm

Lurve Betti and Reg too! :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:41 pm

Love it :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:48 pm

Discworld answer to the Mardi Gras. :lol:
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Postby StevenF50 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:02 pm

Oh wow that art looks absolutely amazing. Huge well done to the artist who made those. Keep making fantastic art like that as it's a joy to look at!!! Keep making!
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Postby Penfold » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:18 pm

Brilliant stuff! :D
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Postby DaveC » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:28 am

Brilliant! On a par with the Mort, Lords and Ladies and Thief of Time and way better the Night Watch.
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Postby BaronBreton » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:08 am

I love Betty too XD

on the left we can see Da Quirm, Vetinari and 72 hours
and on the left-up, the weather vane of the thief's guild
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Postby michelanCello » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:24 pm

Betti is great! :lol:
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Postby madam » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:03 pm

brilliant :D "betti" is especially good in my opinion. Are you intending to do covers for all the discworld books or just a select few?
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