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The Dawn Treader and Mercy in the Making

A couple of fun images for you guys today.

First off, my artist brother-in-law came across this demonstration that artist Dan Dos Santos did for the oil painting process he went through on the artwork for the cover of Moon Called--the first Mercy Thompson novel. Adam thought it was awesome and that I'd like it and he was right on both counts. I thought you would as well. I have to say, I really sort of love that first sketch, even if it didn't end up in the final cover. Enjoy!

Second, the official trailer for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader film is out and my boy and I are so excited we can hardly wait. The scene where the water comes pouring out of the picture on the wall gave me chills. It's set to come out right around his birthday so I already know what we'll be doing to celebrate...

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  1. wow!! that demonstration is amazing. i am a serious mercy thompson fan girl, so this just makes me love you more!! and that trailer is amazing! love love love narnia with a fiery passion

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  2. Gorgeous. Both the trailer and the picture. :)Thanks for posting them!

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  3. The trailer worries me. That's a LOT of White Witch going on there. It was fine they brought her back last time -- she WAS around, briefly, in PC. But not in VDT. What are they thinking heading into that well again? That they need a "big bad" and VDT doesn't have one?

    VDT is my favorite of the books. I sincerely hope they don't mess it up.

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  4. There are things about that trailer that worry me, including the White Witch and the "Narnia depends on you now!" thing, but I am excited like a little girl because of how pretty the ship is and how it looks exactly how I pictured it. I need another trailer straightaway, but with more Eustace Clarence Scrubb in it this time.

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  5. Carla, lol! Well, I'm glad. I really loved getting a sneak peek into the cover creation process. And I can't wait for the movie.

    Sami, you bet.

    Diana, yeah, the White Witch reprisal thing caught me off guard as well. I know it's your favorite, mine as well, I've got my fingers crossed. Could go either way for sure. But the water pouring out and them surfacing to see the ship--really did give me chills. There's nothing like reading that book.

    Jenny, yes, that's my request as well. More Eustace! I was worried not to see any of him and the dragon. You can't lose that part, Walden!

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  6. I sure do love all things Narnia!

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  7. If they lose Eustace and the Dragon, they are going to drown in a Last-Sea sized flood of angry letters. And it won't taste as good.

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  8. Anonymous1:50 PM

    I have been wondering what is behind this gorgeous banner in your blog, now I know :)

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  9. BookRants, as do I. :)

    Diana, amen.

    Emily, yup. I've very much enjoyed marrying into an artistic family.

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  10. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite Narnia book. I hadn't seen the trailer, so thanks for posting it. It looks fantastic, and now I can't wait to see it!

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