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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:28 am 
 

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Here's a little challenge for those of you with Dragon Issue #126.  What's wrong with the cover art?



Please let me know if this has been discussed before (noticed before).



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:36 am 
 

Can you post a link to the cover art. I have not been able to find one of any measurable size online and mine is packed away in a box somewhere.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:49 am 
 

The arrow is on the wrong side of her bow.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:54 am 
 

I do not have a link to the cover art. Sorry.



Deadlord - look a little harder.  It's not just that the arrow is on the wrong side of the bow.



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:07 pm 
 

The arrow's quill is aqua ( at least in the pic I'm looking at ) while all her other ones are red?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:13 pm 
 

Daimajin,



I will have to look at that when I get home.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:17 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:Daimajin,



I will have to look at that when I get home.




picture aint that clear, but might serve the purpose?



http://paizo.com/image/product/magazine ... er_500.jpg



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:20 pm 
 

Here is a link to an auction that just ended.  Not the best but may help.



http://cgi.ebay.ca/Vintage-Dragon-Magaz ... dZViewItem





Daimajin,



You are right about the quill feathers being aqua instead of red.  However, I would equate that to the arrow being somehow magical.  Not the mistake I was looking for.  



Deadlord is on the right track.  Look at her hand and how she is getting ready to draw the bow.  For this archer I think the arrow is on the right side.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:25 pm 
 

Okay,



Deadlord is correct.  After looking at the art one more time, I am wrong to think that the bow is in the wrong hand.  The hand holding the bow is gloved and the hand drawing the bow is not, which makes sense.  You just do not see to many left-handed archers.



Sorry for leading everyone down the wrong path.  



The arrow is on the wrong side.



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:27 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:
The arrow is on the wrong side.



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technically, that is correct of course BUT...in reality, is it wrong?



shes just drawn an arrow but the monster is upon her and she is maybe panicking now and hasnt had the time to prepare properly for a shot let....her whole balance is wrong and everything...



so doesnt necessarily mean its wrong :D



it IS a really cool picture tho, isnt it?



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:36 pm 
 

Al,



Yeah, I just love the art work of the early Dragon Magazines (1-150).  Thought I had found something wrong with the art.  No so sure now.  The arrow is on the wrong side.  And her balace did suggest to me that the bow was in the wrong hand.  But your point is valid as well.



By the way, How is England today?





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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:15 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:
By the way, How is England today?

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bloody freezing. icing over good-style here. when i go out and run at like 7am each morning, its prb about -4oC or so....pretty damn cold.



it was snowing here yesterday but it didnt last long - but i see most other places in the country got it pretty bad  :?



whats the US weather like now? starting to take a turn for the worse too?



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:21 pm 
 

Al,



The weather here in Indy is going down hill fast.  Very cold in the 30's F today and windy.  No snow yet, though.



Try not to fall on your backside on the 7 am run.  I used to run - when I was in the army.  I do not run anymore.



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:35 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
Prufrock wrote:
By the way, How is England today?

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bloody freezing. icing over good-style here. when i go out and run at like 7am each morning, its prb about -4oC or so....pretty damn cold.



it was snowing here yesterday but it didnt last long - but i see most other places in the country got it pretty bad :?



whats the US weather like now? starting to take a turn for the worse too?



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Speaking of freezing, that's what's really wrong with the cover art.  Nobody sensible would go adventuring in that outfit in the snow, the monster isn't her biggest fear at this point -- hypothermia is.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:49 pm 
 

deimos3428,



Could not agree with you more on that winter clothing part.   However, that theme is very pervasive throughout fantasy art.



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:57 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:
Prufrock wrote:
By the way, How is England today?

Martin




bloody freezing. icing over good-style here. when i go out and run at like 7am each morning, its prb about -4oC or so....pretty damn cold.



it was snowing here yesterday but it didnt last long - but i see most other places in the country got it pretty bad :?



whats the US weather like now? starting to take a turn for the worse too?



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Speaking of freezing, that's what's really wrong with the cover art. Nobody sensible would go adventuring in that outfit in the snow, the monster isn't her biggest fear at this point -- hypothermia is. :wink:




You should know hypothermia living in Toronto . . . oh, wait, I'm just on the other side of Lake Ontario in Rochester . . . F*@K !!!



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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:09 pm 
 

Interesting that the critter is popping through the ice or snow and it already has three arrows in it and two in the back. Must be the legendary burrowing undead.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:22 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:You should know hypothermia living in Toronto . . . oh, wait, I'm just on the other side of Lake Ontario in Rochester . . . F*@K !!!


Actually, Toronto has the second mildest weather in all of Canada, after Vancouver...it gets much, much worse in the rest of the country. ;)

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:36 pm 
 

A closer look is available at:



http://www.geocities.com/danielrhorne/index2c.html



(where you'll note the print is also available for $15).



Marlith wrote:Interesting that the critter is popping through the ice or snow and it already has three arrows in it and two in the back.




My (totally unofficial) interpretation was that they had been fighting for a short while and she'd already drilled him with three or four arrows. :)

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:42 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
beyondthebreach wrote:You should know hypothermia living in Toronto . . . oh, wait, I'm just on the other side of Lake Ontario in Rochester . . . F*@K !!!


Actually, Toronto has the second mildest weather in all of Canada, after Vancouver...it gets much, much worse in the rest of the country. ;)




I think the same reason that your winters are mild is why Rochester gets hammered every year with snow.  The Lake. :wink:


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