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Honor Harrington - Field of Dishonor by Genkkis Honor Harrington - Field of Dishonor by Genkkis
This a new illustration for the Honor harrington's novel, "Field of Dishonor".
written by David Weber, by courtesy of L'atalante Publishing.
Release : 2014

Official website of L'atalante publishing :

I finished the cover of "Hashes of Victory" #1 tonight, two hours ago. Time to start "A Short victorious war" :)

Voici une nouvelle illustration pour le roman d'Honor harrington, "Au champs du déshonneur" écrit par David Weber, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions L'atalante.
Parution : Août 2014
Site officiel des éditions l'Atalante :

J'ai terminé la couverture de "Les cendres de la victoire" ce soir, il y a deux heures. Il est temps d'attaquer "Une guerre victorieuse et brève" :)

A bientôt/See you soon.
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vietnamabc Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Great cover, my only grip is that why Honor's hair is red? And after the ending it is somewhat anticlimax, but it is awesome that way, Pavel shot in her back and she was rushed to the hospital after that, not the whole cowboy walkaway, but all in all the cover translate the emotion very nicely.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)
well, about the hair I wanted to make an effect with the light and the color of the illustration. Only to try an effect :)

About the scene of the duel, my goal is not to represent a specific scene.
It's a cover so I make an alternate version of the story. It's more a matter of symbolism than a representation of a scene. Because I must represent the atmosphere of all the book, and this book is sad. The duel is the strongest scene, so my work is based on it but I must not spoil. So I change a little the scene. And she will leave the Kingdom, that's why I did the "cowboy walkaway".

An illustration for a cover must give clues about the story, you must feel the atmosphere when you see it. And you must have questions. "Why does she hold a gun in her hand ?", "Why is she leaving ? She's strong, she always stay in front of the danger...", "Why her decorations are taken by the wind ???"

And people will find the answers in the book :)

For me a good cover is both a representation of the story and a kind of teaser.

I could have drawn another scene.
As always I did several sketches.
This one was choosen by the publisher and me :)
vietnamabc Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thx man, always looking forward to your next cover, each of your cover looks like a work of art itself and there is a very modern touch to it, no offense to Baen Books but their cover seems like something on a old Tabletop games rather than a modern books on interstellar wars.
Sigmur Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
О, моя любимая книга из серии. Спасибо за такой красивый арт. / Oh, my favorite book of the series. Thank you for such a beautiful art.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the congratulations :)
And for the favourite.
If you want, you can follow me on VK too. (

Спасибо за ваше поздравление. :)
И для фаворитов (бакенбарды).
Если вы хотите его (это), вы можете следовать за мной на
saderi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Genkkis your cover art made it onto a HH video for the comics!!!…
Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great :)
I love top cow ^^
lmdh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Great as always, but I must nitpick just one detail.  You always depict RMN uniforms as blue, but if I remember correctly from the books they're space-black.  You did an excellent job capturing the mood of the book.  It was painful to read.  Although it would have been interesting to see you depict her wounded after her duel with Pavel Young.  I think it would have added to the emotional impact of the illustration.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, sometimes I take some liberties.
For example :
- my publisher wants a dark starmap in the background of each illustration.
So all covers (or almost) are dark, very dark. That's why I don't want a black uniform...
Draw a black unifom on an almost black background... :(
It would be too dark and we could not see nothing in a book store, except a strange dark cover.

- As the sky where you can see 2 moons. There is only one moon.
But if you are a new buyer, you don't know that Honor Harrington is a sci-fi serie.
With 2 moons, even a new buyer can guess that it will read a sci-fi/fantasy story.

And I didn't want to show her wounded because I wanted to create a poetic and sad atmosphere.
Some blood would have destroyed this atmosphere. It's only my point of view...
LakitaCuvier Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This one is really gamazing. It fits so well with the novel. The way Honor stands there, not like a winner, still desperated and sad.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's what I wanted to show.

She wins, she has her revenge...
But her "fiancé" is still deand. Nothing can revive him.
And now she lost her career, her country and wins an exile...
And her sadness is still here.
LakitaCuvier Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's wat I meant.
Imladros Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Beautiful as usual!

At first I actually wanted to nitpick that pulsers are mass drivers and wouldn't be "smoking guns" after being fired, but then I remembered that they fought the duel with "antique" powder-based handguns.

[ I am such a nerd ... ]
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, yes ! And Honor is fan of old weapons :D
That's why I wanted to show it. It was an interesting detail :)
bioazard Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Superbe comme d'hab ;)
Beaucoup plus sobre que la dernière également, dommage, en effet, que tu n'ai pu ajouter Pavel Young
Mais super travaille comme meme !
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol, merci :)
Et oui, faut bien changer parfois.
Donc pour celle ci, et vu le thème, ça me semblait bien de faire dans la sobriété.
Pas besoin de vaisseaux, de 15 personnages, etc...

Pour Pavel, il y aura peut être d'autres occasions ;)
kittyliker Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Genkis, you have done it again. Another amazing cover.

You did a great job capturing this scene, with the light, Honor's pose, and the moons in the sky.

I'll add that theat having Honor's command stars and red shoulder boards on the ground is a touch of brilliance.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm Glad that you like it :)
Oh, and the cover with Sir Caparelli was finished last night ;)
Thanks again for your advices.
kittyliker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to see the next cover then.

Glad I could help. :)
Padawanmage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Oh, I remember this scene so well! and what Young did? Grrr! Glad what happened to him. Great art piece!
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
I wanted to draw Pavel Young on the backcover but I didn't have enough time...
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