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Honor Harrington-At all costs2 by Genkkis Honor Harrington-At all costs2 by Genkkis
Illustration from the cover of Honor Harrington "At all costs"/"Coûte que coûte" -2- by Genkis, written by David Weber, by courtesy of "l'Atalante" Publisher
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:icondukewinton-serisburg:
I like this one very much. She seems pensive and a bit sad but also determined.
BTW I'd like to see you try and capture Honor and Pavel Young on the field of honour :) I think that one would be awesome. I just started re-reading the series a few weeks ago and I recently finished The Field of Dishonor. That dueling scene was really powerful . I hope you will consider doing it at same point :D
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

Well, I don't know what I will do for "The field of dishonor". I have to read the book before... ;)
But I hope that I will have the opportunity to draw the duel :)
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:icondukewinton-serisburg:
Oh.... Ups, sorry for the spoiler, I was convinced you already did read it since it is one of the earlier books...
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I already knew this scene. I spoiled myself when I've started to work on this serie.
It's an obligation when you work on a serie

I didn't know this serie before my publisher ask me to draw the covers. And now I don't read in the right order. I follow the needs of my publisher. I've started by "at all costs", then "flag in exile", "war of honor", ...
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:icondukewinton-serisburg:
In that case I would recommend (if you have some spare time, that is, considering it is summer and all) you to read The Field of Dishonour, has quite a few powerful scenes, especially the duel scene I mentioned. Of course, since you are a working person I know that free time can be at a premium :)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will try. But if I don't have enough time this summer, I'll read it when my publisher will need the new cover.
At present I work on the new illustration for the french cover of "Honor among enemies" 2 :)

When I will work on this novel, I will annonce that on DeviantArt :)
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grafikat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
This is probably the best Honor I've seen! I think you've really caught her look!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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lmdh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
This is one of my favorites. I like the expression on Honor's face, the mixture of tight-lipped determination with her grief at all the lives lost. Perfect for At All Costs, which I always felt was the most violent of the books. And I like the depiction of the Battle of Manticore. Is this the destruction of Home Fleet?
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm happy that you like it :)

The battle in the background is a kind of metaphore to represent all the fight for Manticore... But, if you look carefully at the wreckage on the foreground, you may have a beginning of answer ;)
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Delichon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
You have great cover art from Honorverse here. This one is probably the best. Your illustrations have better atmosphere than those of David Mattingly.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I do my best :)
You have said that this one is the best, did you see all my Honor Harrington's covers ?
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Delichon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Not only I have seen them all I also downloaded them to view them later on bigger TV screen. I am trying to achieve the atmosphere in my pictures like you did but without success so far:)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh truly ! Lol, you'll make me blush :)

I hope that you will like the next one ^^ (In fact there are 3 new covers to come)
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Delichon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
No need to blush when you have so many great works here:)
I am looking forward for these new covers
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Vortagh Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
WOW!

Seriously....

I have always disliked the original US covers, because while I like the way they show Honor and how they even get the uniforms correct, the rest of them makes NO sense. The ships are wrong, the figures are very puppet-like (stiff, dunno if that makes sense), and vehicles & buildings/backgrounds are too "over the top sci-fi".

This.... this is just perfect. And beautiful. I wish they'd adapt these. :(
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello,

thank you for your congratulations :)
I do my best to make fans happy.
As I've explained to someone else, I try to draw what I would like to see on covers if I was a reader :)

I hope that you will like the next one

Have a nice week-end
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colorblindpicaso Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I really like how you drew Honor. Quite nice.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Imladros Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Oh yeah, the mother of all battles! Such an epic read, and the picture really gives a good impression of Honor's feelings during it.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your congratulations :)
As i explained it for a magazine (i don't remember if i've already said it on DA) : when i draw, i try to feel the impressions and the emotions of the characters.
And i try to retranscribe it into the illustration.

See you :)

Genkis
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely superb!!!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
another one that i like ;)
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ThomasTheisman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Awesome work, all of it, though I think this one of the Battle of Manticore is my favorite! I'm sure you can figure out which character is my favorite though.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, i forget.
Yeah, i see who is your favourite character :)

I have to admit that i like Heaven and theisman too. I would like that heaven and manticore become allies against Mesa and Manpower.

But it's only my wish so "wait and see" ;)
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ThomasTheisman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Awesome work, all of it, though I think this one of the Battle of Manticore is my favorite! I'm sure you can figure out which character is my favorite though.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :)
thank you for your congratulations.
I'm happy that you like all the covers and, yes, i understand why this one is your favourite ;)

In the novel, the battle is really epic.
I think that it's a great moment for all the fans.

See you for the next cover ;)
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Inenarrable Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Digital Artist
BRUTALLY EPIC!!!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's short but it's efficient. Thanks for the congratulation :)

My answer : just like the story ;)

(If you don't know, in this novel we have the biggest epic battle of all the story)

See you and thanks again :)

Genkis
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fist : sorry for my poor english, i work on it :p

Thanks for the compliment :)
I like this serie too and i was very happy when the french publisher proposed me to do the covers.

I'm agree with you about alistair's death. Even if it was heroic in an epic battle. I was very surprised.

That's why i wanted to draw something about his sacrifice. So, smalls fragments of the HMS Invictus sound like a little tribute to him and his fleet.
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I'm reminded of something from Warhammer 40,000. One of the sayings from that terrible, broken galaxy.


What is the terror of death?
To die with our work incomplete.
What is the joy of life?
To die knowing our task is done.

If there ever was a way for Alistair and Invictus to go out, it was with an honour guard to Valhalla.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was a big player of Warhammer 40k (and a lot of roleplaying games). I played the dark angels (and i still have my army in a box :D).

When i read the novel and the death of Allistair and his fleet, i felt the need of a little tribute for this character on the cover...

Genkis
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Padawanmage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
I love these series of books, as well as the others, and couldn't believe what happened to Allistair. Awesome pic!
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