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.
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.
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.
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
Thank you for your congratulations. To be honest, i can't say that i am a real fan. One year ago i did not even know HH. It's my publisher who proposed me to do the covers of this serie. First it was a job. But i read every book that i have to illustrate. I don't think that i'm a real fan BUT... i like HH Before i start a new drawing, i always ask to myself "Well, What fans would like to see on this one ?" About my spaceships, there's a debate. Some people like it and others prefer the traditionnal version I mean like those of "ad astra".
I see. Well, that explains it then. Still and all, nice work.
You work with publishers, you say? That would be handy if you had something you wanted to get out there, wouldn't it?
I will confess I'm an amateur-level author, though some people have told me I could get to be quite good. I just need to write up a finished piece, and then get it in front of the right eyes if you know what I mean. I can't do imagery like you can, so my main hope, my only hope, is my writing.
Yeah, i work with French publishers but i'm just an illustrator, nothing more. They call me if they need something but i'm still "in test". I'm not illustrator since a very long time, i do my best to be trustworthy.
If you want to be an author you'll have to take the same way than me. It's hard and long... But it's so cool when it works. Working hard as often as you can to have a good skill. And after, knock at many publisher's door and pray to have luck. Never renounce. I wish you'll manage to be a professional author.