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Illustration from the cover of Honor Harrington "Flag in exile"/"Pavillon de l'exil" by Genkis, written by David Weber, by courtesy of "l'Atalante" Publisher
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Bwzcv1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I play the ccg l5r: legend of the five rings.

I thought it would make a good conversation peace.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, L5R, yes I know it. Yes I see why you like this picture ;)
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Bwzcv1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
The local game store in town can make play mats.

All I need is a high-quality resolution image to scale of play mato, and artists permission to use said art.

This is for a one off personal play mat.

So do I buy a digital image throw the buy links with your permission or can I work directly with you.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will send you a note about your request.
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Bwzcv1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
how would i go about getting this art as a playmate for my card game matte.

 I am a big Honor Harrington Fan, and this is just beautiful.
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Bwzcv1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I do play lots of board games and card games maybe I should give us some of my friends and make one.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is it possible to see your Card Game somewhere ?
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rusmatros Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Great picture. As for the sword it looks axactly like this in oficial Honorverse Companion. I'm pretty sure I can see it's (swords) cross-guard turned to viewer.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaah, it would be great :)
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yanessa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Writer
... but the sword is wrong ... 
David Weber repeatedly mentioned that Grayson swords have a "western style" guard instead of a japanese-style tsuba 
:( (Sad) 
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The publisher wanted it so... ;)
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yanessa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Writer
really? have they read the book???:o (Eek) 
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byron3333 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
beautiful job you did.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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LakitaCuvier Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Honnor Harrington = Best Novels ever

And a very impressing artwork :D (Big Grin) 

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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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MaxTerran Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
hahah you fail to kill her ;)
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Sigmur Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Вам спасибо. Ваши рисунки я использовал для оформления своего Живого журнала. Если интересно: / Thank you. Your drawings I used for registration of LiveJournal. If interested:
[link]
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the translation ;)
I tried to learn russian when i was very young but i failed and i don't remember anything... Sorry.
Thanks for the link, that's cool :)

Have a nice day

Genkis
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Padawanmage Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Very nice! Wonder if you'll be doing one for 'Mission of Honor'?
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

I guess that my publisher work on the translation.
So i think that i'll have to illustrate it soon :)

Keep an eye on my homepage, when i'll work on it it'll be announced there.

Have a good sunday :)

Genkis
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Padawanmage Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Thanks and the same to you! I wish I could read these books in your language so i could buy them as well with these different covers. =)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you still could download and print these 3 covers if you want :

War of honor 1 : [link]

War of honor 2 : [link]

Flag in exile : [link]
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Padawanmage Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
That was very kind of you, thank you!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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Tal-Elmar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
An excellent illustration!
there are two of the most thrilling and emotional moments in the Flag in Exile: the pinnace crash and Honor's sword duel
and here in this cover there is something of both moments.
One of my favorite books in Honorverse series, thank you for sharing this work, sir :)

P.S. are there any chances to see more covers/illustrations for Honor Harrington novels? ;)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

you're welcome, my pleasure :)

You can find all my Honor Harrington covers there : [link]

At present i work on two more covers; "On Basilik station" and "Honor Among ennemies".

Have a nice day

Genkis
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Tal-Elmar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! sure, I saw them all, I mean the other books, and I am glad to hear you are doing more atm :)
of all these covers, I've read only Flag in Exile so far :P
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh okay, i thought that you didn't see the others. Well, new covers will come gradually. When my publisher ask for it ;)

Have a nice day :)

Genkis
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ranmalovescats Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
the dome, the crash site, the sword, the sillouette - pure awesomeness!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your congratulations :)

Genkis
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starfleet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like all the others this is beautiful, I love the capturing of the Sky Dome, the devastation of the attack on Honor and of course this image.. the image of Honor wounded in Greyson dress of a steadholder ready to kick the ass out of the man who's attacked not just her, but her lord, her family and her friends. Beautiful work.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

you like the same things than me in this illustration.

As i said in others comments, that's why i read all the books that i have to illustrate (except when there isn't enough time before the deadline but it's very rare).

I try to catch the better moments of the novel and the general atmosphere. I don't think that i manage to do it for every cover, i'm not perfect, but i try :)

I have to say : thank you for your compliments.

And happy new year :)

Genkis
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kittyliker Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read all the books, well listened really and Flag In Exile is the one I'm listening to at the moment.
I love the SkyDomes of Harrington Steading. The light of the crash and sun outline Honor nicely. Honor herself is nicely posed and colored. And the Harrington sword only adds to the perfection of this art. I feel the need to reject the cover I have seen, (American version, although I must say it fits the description of Benjamin IX and the conclave of steadholders quite well,) and use this one.
I couldn't love this anymore than I already do.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very happy that you like this one, it's one of my favourites too :)

For me, the attack at the "spatial airport"(don't know how to say that in english) was a really important scene, like the duel at the end. So i tried a mix between the two scenes.

But i have to say that the american cover is very good too.
There is a big work on the conclave. Each character have his own face and expression...
He had to set a lot of time to make that.

See you :)
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, love you interpretations of Honor
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
another of my preferred :)
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another fantastic piece of yours mate. I'm always shocked at how good you are at capturing the most important moments in the novels and making them into such beautiful compositions.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your congratulations :)
Maybe there is an explication.
When i have to draw a cover, i read the book first.
Lot of illustrators don't read the novels... So they can't catch the important scene of the story just with a briefing... :(
It's hard because it take lot of time but i think that is the only way to attempt a great cover :)

See you :)

Genkis
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
So true. Contemptible Covers, I believe the term is, though David Weber books aren't terrible in that aspect...

I was reading this particular book just a couple of days ago, and the sight of Honor with her greatest trials in the book - Skydomes, the most epic (failed) assassination attempt in fiction - behind her form, as well as the Sword of Grayson, really works. It also sort of highlights the fact that the Havenit forces in this book were... sort of not much of a challenge. Anyone you can outwit while having been awake for two days straight and after fighting a duel is not really worth going on the book cover... ;)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i agree ;)
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Oh, by the way, does having the French historical perspective change the view of the books at all? I imagine the Rob S. Pierre joke didn't take nearly as long as it took me, and I know that the English perspective I possess made the Star Kingdom ring true - it is essentially 1750-1850 Britain, after all.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, i have to confess that i didn't laugh at loud when i saw the joke about Rob S.Pierre and St Just...

That's not too serious but...
I was a little saddened.

I'm a fan of history, geography, geo-politic...
If i was the writer, i wouldn't do a such joke about an historical figure (from any country) Because there is always a risk to hurt some people.
I don't know if i'm right or wrong, it just would be a kind of... "caution".

For example, i don't think that every English people would laugh if the Admiral Nelson was described like a fanatic dictator. The same for the general Ulysse S Grant for the USA... I think that it's a too risky way.

But i tried to convince myself that it was a kind of joke and i still think that Honor Harrington is a very good serie of novels :)

See you :)
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
The name thing was a pun, the historical parallel is justified - and Nelson was an advocate of the Slave Trade because it resulted in skilled sailors for the navy, and Grant was a hard man who devastated his enemies' territory. Being on the side that won doesn't make someone "good". Hell, Wellington brought his way into the army, much like so many of the officers he later criticized in the Peninsular War. I think it's a side effect of the second world war, really - that war fits SO well in macrocosm into the traditional epic of the evil army held at the last pass, then thrown back into ruin - after that, many subsequent retellings or fictionalizations of wars felt the need to make the villains more clearly the villains. Weber, Flint and Drake do a better job of that than most. Weber's PRH is a noble experiment struggling with the impossible situation it began in, Flint's 1632-verse Richelieu is essentially a villain simply because the heroes are not French, and Drake writes books where the main difference between the good and the bad is who's paying the Slammers that week ;)

I saw the book Rob S. Pierre as a good man driven to make the best choices he could see at the time. After all, the historical Terror did happen - even if it wasn't nearly as extensive as people often believe - and Rob seemed to at first get rid of some genuine problems, then Ransome pushed things too far. I feel that, the way it's written, had the war been won then Pierre would have managed to stabilize things and produce a proper Star Nation, one to be proud of... but at the expense of Manticore. Recall that he was portrayed as a man driven by his ambition - many people are - but that his ambition was better than most, being mostly patriotic rather than personal.
I don't think Rob S. Pierre was a "joke". I think he was a reasonable parallel to the historical Robespierre, under different circumstances and with a different outcome. I mean, more technologically advanced societies tend to be more conducive to a more totalitarian state, and certainly things improved over his reign for the VAST majority of Havenite citizens... it's just that, as a naval adventure, we see the shipboard viewpoint most often, where the regime was at it's least noble. So most people come away with a more negative viewpoint.

And the thing is, the use of historical parallels makes it easier to design the story. Even if Weber's is unusually blatant, there's no real harm in taking a historical situation to give you the bones of a plot. An example from David Drake here, his Hammer's Slammers book, Paying the Piper: it's a version of the Peleponnesian war. Same with Northworld, The Tank Lords... It's a shortcut, but one that produces believable worlds more often.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not familiar enough with the english language to have this kind of discussion every day.
It's a real training for me :D
So i hope that my messages are understandable.
If not : i'm really sorry
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think that i have to precise something : i think that it's a very good idea to take an historical period and use it into differents universes. That is a great idea and it take part of the quality of this serie.

But... (and it's only an opinion none a kind of blame)
All those men and women(Robespierre, ulysse s grant, nelson and thousand others) did what they thought as the better ways/solutions to reach their goals. And their causes required bad or good solutions and many very hard choices...

For that, these historical figures are still controversials. Certain will said "he was a hero !" Others : "He was a butcher!"

So, i just regret that the name of some characters are too similar with real historical figures. Nothing more :)

If it was me, i think that i would only use fictitious names. Even in a story with historical references.

Nothing more.

My real regret : Posts on DA are not the ideal tool for a real discussion on such subject. It's interresting enough to discuss for hours. I think that we both could push forward easily ;)
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