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June 1, 2012
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In enemy hands 2 by Genkkis In enemy hands 2 by Genkkis
This is the cover of the Honor Harrington's novel "In enemy hands" - 2 written by David Weber, by courtesy of L'atalante Publishing.

Release : June 2012 new edition with the new cover

Official website of L'atalante publishing :

See you soon for the next one :)

Voici la couverture de "Aux mains de l'ennemi" - 2 écrit par David Weber, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions L'atalante.
Parution : Juin 2012 (réédition avec nouvelle couverture)

Site officiel des éditions l'Atalante :

A bientôt pour la prochaine :)

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NCHurricane Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Excellent!! You always bring depth to the story with your covers. I expect Honor to have a physique somewhere between fitness model and bodybuilder. I think you are nearer to the fitness model look.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The same for me, I imagine her like you did. But, for this cover, I wanted to focus on the stamina of the character, and on her potential dangerousness...
For me, It was closer to the situation than a model's body ;)
ranmalovescats Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
This is seriously powerful stuff! Your image brought back the exact same feelings I had when I read those parts of the novel. Very evocative! Beautiful! Thank you for doing such an awesome job on visualising these stories! It has given me enormous joy to see such detailed, smart and purely cool representations of some of my favorite books. That is even more true as your own joy and love for these stories shines through in these images very clearly! Thank you for these gifts!
Genkkis Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
Padawanmage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
oh I remember this scene or something close to it. Awesome!
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, there is a scene almost like that :)
kittyliker Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Genkis, really amazing.

I like it's simplicity, it's not too busy.

I love the way you drew Honor, obviously after that scene where that less-than-a-human State Sec guard tried to rape her. She looks like she just kicked someobody across her cell, the blood really accents that point.

The chains are a nice detail too, makes it obvious to a reader (espeically one who has just finished the First IEH book) that Honor isn't going to go down quietly, and for new readers to the book, it'll be an indication that the main charater isn't going to get killed off yet, even if she is on a StateSec ship headed for Hell.

The ship bulkhead behind Honor really help balance out the cover with its repeating patterns, And I like the rounded-edged triangles, if that's what you call them, gives it a more science-fiction vibe for those that are not Honorverse fans.

The question to ask this time...
What are the hands on the bulkhead for? The ones near the 'PNS Tepes' text. Because I honestly have no idea what they could be for. :P

Also.. the picture you have been waiting for... drum roll please.
*Rolls a drum*
Thats a picture of the print. I put what it was framed and matted with in the description. I intend to hang it in my computer room, so the wall it will be hangin on is the same color as the one in the picture. I love it the picture so much!
Thank you for sending it. ♥
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
About your question :
well, I don't know why, when I was drawing this one, I have thought about a scene in "the fifth element", a luc Besson's movie. In this scene, there is a police control in a building and, in each room, there these "handprints" on the walls.
Everybody has to put his hands on the wall, in the "handprints". It's a little like police, when they arrest people, you have to pu your hands in evidence on a wall, the ground or a car... I hope that I'm clear enough...

And I thought that it was a good idea for a jail like the Tepes :)
Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
J'ai eu un peu de mal à reconnaître les tenants et aboutissants de ce dessin-ci. Les inscriptions sur les parois indiquent qu'il s'agit d'une cellule dans un quartier de haute sécurité du Tepes (ah, rien que ce nom), donc il est logique que la personne de dos semble être Honor.
J'aime assez l'attitude qui transparaît, même de dos: dans l'adversité, enchaînée, ayant peu d'espoir, mais ce n'est pas une femme brisée qu'on voit là. Plutôt un boxeur qui a pris des coups mais qui fait le gros dos en attendant le bon moment pour balançer un coup de poing formidable.
Aussi, ce costume orange de prisonnière me fait penser à Guantanamo. Mais j'extrapole peut être trop loin...
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Il s'agit bien d'Honor dans une cellule du Tepes (on aperçoit la naissance de la poitrine sur la droite et les hanches sont assez prononcées).
Mais je ne voulais pas la dessiner dans une pièce carrée et fermée. Cela aurait enfermé le personnage dans une posture de victime...

Or, je voulais représenter l'isolement, la solitude, l'humiliation mais également une personne encore debout et loin d'être brisée. Pour cela j'ai opté pour une simple paroi aseptisée mais pas une pièce fermée. Ses propres chaînes sont brisées et enroulées autour de ses poings et sa posture, comme vous l'avez remarqué, indique que le combat n'est pas terminé.

Les quelques gouttes de sang au sol sont là pour témoigner de la violence de l'histoire mais aussi en "hommage" au pauvre type qui veut abuser d'elle avant de se rendre compte que c'est une mauvaise idée ;)
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