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Honor Harrington-War of honor2 by Genkkis Honor Harrington-War of honor2 by Genkkis
Illustration from the cover of Honor Harrington "War of Honor"/"Plaies d'honneur" -2- by Genkis, written by David Weber, by courtesy of "l'Atalante" Publisher
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nat0407 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Hi, I'd like to use this as a header image for a Russian David Weber fansite... Where can I buy the original image? Thank you.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

well, you can't buy the original file because I don't sell it.
But if you give me your email adress in a private message, I will send you a good jpg file. For free.

Have a nice week-end :)
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nat0407 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Done. Thanks a bunch!
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, probably your best
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's funny, i don't know why people like this one so much. I'm happy of that, but i wonder why :)

Maybe that's a mystery of art. Sometimes an artwork have a lot of success and nobody can explain why :)

So i won't seek for an answer which doesn't exist.

See you :)
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It has a lot to do with the balance and blending. The fleet in the lower corner that almost creates the illusion of coming out of Honor's mouth, while her hair blends into the stars. It is also perfectly of centre creating a rococo effect. The oranges around the fleet also perfectly offset the blues in the starry background. Each color enhances the other making it more vibrant.Hope that helps answer why its so appealing. :)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you to have taken time to make this little analysis.
And i'm agree with it :)
But the real mystery is that i try to do so for each work.
I have to confess : only since two years, before i wasn't ready for this endless quest.

But sometimes i manage to reach my goals, sometimes not.
And that takes place into a tiny part of... fate? Luck?
The young nothing which transforms an artwork into something really good or into an image which we shall forget in the minute.

Saddened, I am incorrigible one talkative ;)
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey don't be saddened. I I really don't mind talkative. I come from a very talkative family. totally okay with it. LOL.

Yes I think you are right there is an element of luck or fate in each work. I tend to thing it is has a lot to do with whether you are truly inspired at that moment or not. I also find I sometimes set out of achieve something with a work of art and it fails. It is really hard to understand why, and I think it has everything to do with whether you were truly inspired at that point in time or not. That for me is perhaps the difference between a good work of art and a great work of art. :)

Now I am the one being talkative. :blush:
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, if you're talkative too, i feel less alone now :)
You say it well, i guess that the inspiration make the all difference.
I hope that i'll find it for the next Honor harrington's cover, only the future knows it :)

I'm impatient to start it.

See you :)
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Shafmaster Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Wow, fantastic work there, man. It's always good to meet another fan of the series. Truth be told, I prefer your designs over those on the current covers. They look more, spaceship-y. :)
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