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Illustration from the cover of Honor Harrington "War of Honor"/"Plaies d'honneur" -1- by Genkis, written by David Weber, by courtesy of "l'Atalante" Publisher
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Ivithos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
My wife and I are both avid readers of Honor Harington. I must say that you depictions of the honorverse are beautiful, stunning and inteligent. I admire your talent and appreciate the sophistication with witch you approach this subject, as well as your other work on other subjects. It has been a pleasure seeing thru your eyes.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad that you love my work. I will post new works soon, hope you'll like them :)
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Carrianna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I would love to see more fan art of honor and other characters in the books. I haven't found many and The Honor Harrington universe are my favorite stories.  I'm glad to see Hamish here.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, when I have enough time, I try to illustrate important characters that we don't see on other covers.
On the first or on the backcover.

There is a lot of character that I would like to draw :
St Just, Robert. S Pierre, Cromartry, the brother of hamish, Honor's parents, The protector of Grayson and his admiral, Theisman, tourville, Sharon, Giscard, Harkness+Tremaine, Mc Queen, ... And more...

It would be cool if I could draw all important characters... :D
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Carrianna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Harkness+Tremaine would be amazing to see!  I love that pair. :)  
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Me too :)
At present i m working on sir thomas caparelli.
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rexwanz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
it would be great if someone make this into a movie when seeing their military suit it reminds me mass effect 3
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gloveslover99 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This cover does a particularly good job of evoking the complicated emotional undercurrents between Honor and Hamish at this point in the saga, as well as hinting at the political turmoil in Manticore with which their relationship has gotten mixed up. The shadowy figures in the background watching the two main characters look somewhat sinister, but that's to be expected given that there were a lot of people who would have loved to see them fall flat on their faces - after all, the High Ridge government was in power at that time. Nice touch too with the "talking heads" in the background nattering on about Honor and Haven (I think that's the Havenite symbol there, isn't it?), reflecting the media uproar that provides a subplot of the book. I do wish you had been able to fit Emily in there somewhere, though, unless she *is* in there, in one of the TV/HD screens in the background and I didn't catch it...
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No it's not the heavenite symbol but a salamander in a burning sun. Because a lot of people call Honor "the salamander" (especially her enemies).

And I couldn't draw Emily or something else because the size for French edition of Honor Harrington books is small.
So I can't draw a lot of elements. It's easy to make too many characters, too many details and then you can't see the cover in a bookstore. To be efficient I have to put 1,2 or 3 important things max and that's all. All the rest must stay discreet. Like that the most important element can catch the eyes of the buyer ;)

Very often I have to simplify my first idea/sketch. I must delete a ship, a planet, a character... sigh... ;)
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Pokermind Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Hi Genkis,

We have yet to see a Treecat as David Weber has described them. This cover has FAT house cats, but your cover of In Enemy Hands 1 comes closest IMO. Try this:

Clear your mind of the image 'cat' and think 'weasel' now in the middle of that long skinny body imagine another pair of limbs, got the image?

The head and ears are cat like.

The tail is long and flat imagine an elongated beaver tail, but with fur on the top, and bare skin on the bottom. Unless curled into a tube in cold winter conditions it should be flat. It's prehensile used for grasping like a new world monkey, but also with the curling ability can grasp also in the longitudinal direction not just the horizontal.

The hands have longer fingers than the human hand with three fingers and a thumb IE only four digits not five. The claws, 1.25 cm long, are usually retracted into a sheath but can spring open like a folding knife.

Color Gray with darker stripes for the male with cream colored belly fur, and light brown or tan and spotted for the female with cream colored belly.

Would that I had your ability, but perhaps this can help get an image closer to written descriptions, and we can leave the fat house cats and garden gnome looking treecats behind. Poor David Mattingly was told his treecats looked like Mr. Chaney's Wolfman from the old horror movies, and garden gnome by me. Enough with the Fat Cats!

Poker
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fatsoda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
This is Brilliant. My absolute favorite, your version of the cats is brilliant.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you :)
If you are curious you can find several Honor Harrington's covers in my gallery. There is an other one with a treecat. In enemy hand book 1, if my memory is good ;)
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Milhet Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I love this cover set!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Steadholder Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Again favored, the details in this are amazing as always!!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, i love details. I try to draw a lot of details each time that it's possible.

I hope that you'll like the next :)

Have a nice week-end

Genkis
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Steadholder Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
I am certain I will like the next as well, lol
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ranmalovescats Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
quite honestly, these covers of yours are absolutely stunning! I have always been pretty dissapointed with the American covers, don't like their style or how inaccurate they are in their depiction of the contents and characters. but your designs are what I've always been hoping to see! everything, from your style to your approach and attention to details is truly awesome.
Thank you for these glimpses of the real Honor, Nimitz, Hamish and Samantha! I just wish they would use your covers for the English editions.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you and thank you...
But... stop, you'll make me blush :D

Genkis
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
(for the one who just bought this print)
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Torkuda Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
I just love this. Even from what little I understand when I try to read honor, I can tell this stuff is dead on. Even the tree cats! It really feels like I'm looking at a six legged cat.

My dad loves this series. You into Anne McCaffrey's "Ship" series or "Path of the Fury" from David Weber?
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,

thank you for your compliments :)
I like the atmosphere of this one as if the two characters were guilty of something wrong...

The only novel from Ann Mc Affrey i read is The ballad of Pern. It was a cool story.
I didn't read Path of fury for the moment, is it good ? Actually, i only know Honor Harrington novels and their spin-off storm of shadows, saganami...

But, soon, i'll read the excalibur alternative from D. Weber because i have to do this cover too.

I've so many books to read since i started to be an illustrator... :D
It's hard to have enough time to read a novel only for my own pleasure :p



:)
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thx again and again :)
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Shafmaster Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I showed this one to my friend who introduced me to the series and he asked a very good question. Will editions of the books with your covers be published in the US? Because if so, I just might end up owning two copies of the series. :)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, i can't dream a better congratulation for my work... You are going to make me blush ;)

More seriously and to answer to your question : actually i'm just the illustrator of HH and the other novels in the same universe (shadow of saganami and more...) only for France.

I would like to work for the US publisher but i don't have any contact with them for the moment.
i don't even think that Mr Weber has ever saw one of my covers.
You have to know that i started to be illustrator only since 2 years, so nobody(or few people) knows me or my work.

I wait to have a lot of differents artworks to show with the aim offering my services to US publishers (not only for HH). And i work my english too because i'm not very fluent (as you can see in my comment :p )

I think that i'll contact US publisher this summer. After it'll be "A la grāce de dieu"(In the grace of god) as we say in France when we don't know if we'll manage to do what we try.

But, if you like those covers, you can download 2 Hi-res cover on my publisher's website (and print it if you like).

Here it's "Flag in exile" : [link]

And there it's "War of Honor 1" (in France one book of HH is divided on two volumes : [link]

Have a nice day :)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I forgot to say : the 2 downloads are free
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Shafmaster Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Wow. Just, wow. :D
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's you again ? ;)
Hi again Mister :)

I like this one too. Especially the atmosphere... It feels like if they were outcasts, like if people judged them guilty...

I hope to see you in few months for the next HH cover. As usual, i'll try to do my best.

Thank you again :)
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GuiMontag Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Very nice rendition of Admiral White Haven, he looks just like I envisioned him. Honor is great too, she actually looks Asian here, unlike on the other covers of the books. Everything looks so realistic, and the background space art is fitting too. Great job!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

Thanks for your congratulations.
Like you i think this is my best representation of Honor Harrington (With "at all costs" - book two).

She's hard to draw because she has to look a little asian but not too much.
Hard compromise :p

Anyway, thank you again for your comment.

See you :)

Genkis
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your interpretation of these two characters and the extremely well done concept of "shadowed figures" watching them. It really projects what is a core element of the novel. Amazing work.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,

First : sorry for my bad english, i work on it...

Thanks for your comment and congratulations.
I am glad that you like.

To be honest i like this one too. Maybe because it was very difficult to do :)

Just for my curiosity, are you alone on "Chronicles of man" ?
I ask it because i know that this kind of project need a lot of work. So if you are alone : Good luck and be tenacious.

When i saw your galery the first time, i believed that you work on the Honor Harringon universe. Some of my spaceships drawn for the honorverse are "cousins" of yours.

See you and have a nice day :)
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed there was some resemblence between our ships but assure you that is coincidence.

And yes, my "Chronicles of Man" work is a lone man project. I have been dreaming it up for over ten years and my art work finally reached a level where I felt confident that I could accurately represent the universe.

I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Your skills are much appreciated.

Take care!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, i didn't insinuate that there is plagiat in your spaceships. :)

It's just fun to see the similarity between few of our spaceships. Two weeks ago, none of us knew the work of the other but sometimes we had the same inspiration (or nearly). :)

For the project "chronicles of man", i respect your work. It's very ambitious but it's rewarding for the author(i mean you) when he manage to reach his goal.
I know it because i work on a project of comics and i do everything alone(like you): story, drawing and color...
That's why i'm really impress by your work.

Well i stop now or i'll do a long speech about tenacity, perseverance, blablabla :)

I'll keep an eye on your gallery

See you :)
(and good luck for Chronicles of Man)
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