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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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:iconnat0407:
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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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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".

Have a nice day :)
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I very much like these ships more than the typical Weber design. Well done :-). Any chance of seing "On Basilisk Station"?
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

thanks for your congratulations :)
I think i'll do the cover of "On basilik station" in one year (approximately). I have to wait the new edition.

"Mission of Honor" and "Crown of slaves" will be there before...

Have a nice day :)

Genkis
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Ah, excellent. I look forward to it :-)

Well met and take care.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'll send you a note when i'll add new stuff for Honor Harrington if you want :)
Few others "deviants" asked for it and i agreed.
So if you want, that's not a problem :)

Genkis
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
That's alright. I have you watched, so I'll see it. Thanks for the offer, though :-)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol yes, i didn't think about it.
I'm a rookie on DA so : sorry :)

See you

Genkis
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Sanderford Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Excellent imagery. I like the eyes particularly. The ships seem a might...narrow, to me, but then that's likely because I'm used to the coverage imagery on the books.

Keep up the awesome work.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,

thanks for adding my Honor Harrington covers in your fav and for your congratulations.

About the spaceships, i'am not free to do what i want on these covers.
The author described the design of these spaceships in his novel. You can see it there :
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So i tried to do a variation but i didn't want to betray the idea of mister Weber (the author).

I'll have new stuff on the honorverse in few months. Actually i work for other publishers.
I'll add new illustrations soon.

Have a nice day :)
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Sanderford Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
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.

Thanks for the prompt reply, by the way.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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.

++ :)

Genkis
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