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More than Honor by Genkkis More than Honor by Genkkis
This is the French cover of the Honorverse's anthology of short stories "More Than Honor" written by David Weber and his friends David Drake & S.M. Sterling, by courtesy of L'atalante Publishing.

Release : March 2013

Official website of L'atalante publishing : www.l-atalante.com/

See you soon for a new one :)

Voici la couverture du recueil de nouvelles "Autour d'Honor" écrit par David Weber et ses amis David Drake et S.M.Stirling, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions L'atalante.
Parution : Mars 2013

Site officiel des éditions l'Atalante : www.l-atalante.com/

A bientôt pour la prochaine :)

Genkis
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly done!
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Nimitz ^^
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ha non, pas nimitz :)
Il s'agit du chat rencontré par Stéphanie harrington, le "premier contact " en quelques sortes
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah? je ne connais pas ce passage là, sans doute dans un livre que je n'ai  pas enc ore lu .....
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Il s'agit d'un recueil de nouvelles sur l'honorverse. Des histoires développant des moments méconnus des héros, ou la vie de personnages secondaires. Pour ma part, j'aime beaucoup. Ca permet de mieux comprendre certaines choses :)
Il y en a deux en Français pour le moment.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Et oui, encore des livres à commander ... ^_^
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol, mine de rien, la collec complète, ça représente un petit investissement quand même... Mais perso j'ai toujours préféré les beaux livres première édition aux formats poche. Du coup quand je peux me permettre, je fais comme toi ^^
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GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
A Hexapuma is part armadillo? I think I need a bigger truck to run that sucker over. Very well done once again
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ;-)
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GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
You're welcome, and know I am contemplating the size of the vehicle to run the sucker over
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Hexapumas tend to stay away from inhabited areas on the planet Sphinx. Besides, a hexapuma's about as big as an African lion. With six paws worth of razor-sharp claws. And they're MUCH faster than your average armadillo as well. So even if you could drive a lorry far enough into the bush to find a hexapuma, your odds of hitting him with it are negligible. Hexapumas are scary, scary suckers. The treecats call them "death-fangs".

Of course, the girl depicted here will soon become known as "Death-Fang's Bane" among the treecats.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:-) Lol
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GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Well it does look like an armadillo, and here in Texas he do say that the critters natural state is to be flat as a pancake on the side of the highway.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, an armadillo doesn't frighten me, less than this monster :D
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NCHurricane Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Well done. Captures the danger in "A Beautiful Friendship".
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thx :)
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stratomunchkin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A stunning piece, as usual ( ;) ), even though I've got to admit that the whole treecat angle is one of the more off-putting facets of the Honor-verse to me.

As for the "artistic license" discussion earlier in the comment section: ultimately what an artist working on a comission tries to do is find the "sweet spot" between the wishes of the customer, the color composition, and the general setup of the piece he or she is working on. For example the piece Genkkis worked on for me [link] the female character in the front actually has rather short hair (and I never mention whether she smokes or not; though she might actually start smoking after what she goes through :p ). Both work in the artistic context since a) the smoking pose gives it a somewhat casual air and b) the hair establishes, well, she's a woman. Plus, I like flowing dark hair. :p

In the same vein, going with a gray treecat would've seriously gone against the wintery, crisp background color scheme (you wouldn't have seen the 'cat ^^ ) and taken away from the focus the "warmer" colors achieve through the contrast here. A black furred hexapuma in that composition also would have been, well, too distracting from the 'cat and the girl. Sometimes adherence to canon simply isn't the be-all and end-all of everything. Or do you think the placement of stars on this piece [link] really represents their actual, real-life location? *shrugs*
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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John964 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Another nit pick Hexapumas are black furred. Please consult Honorvers Wikia for correct information.
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Pokermind Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Very good, two technical nits male treecats are grey, and hexapumas are not armored like an armadillo. Good to see Climbs Quickly's net bag. Posted cover art on the Honorverse Wiki [link] Commented on it on David's site here page down. [link] Very dramatic, and the first commercial art with treecat cultural accoutrement, climbs Quickly's net bag.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As we discussed of the creative process, I thought that you would like to see few sketches. So I added 2 researches of the composition et 1 of the hexapuma.

Hope you'll like them.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, and thank you for the wiki and the other link ;)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) I've made a research about the hexapuma's appearance (and I've read the book). We don't have a lot of informations except the size, number of legs, claws, fangs and color (Or I didn't find them). Even in this short story.
So I've decided to take some liberty (only a little). When I was working my sketch, I tried with an armour, and I liked it :D
I wanted to draw the entire hexapuma but it was not possible - sigh - But I keep my skecth for another occasion :D
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yannoshka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I am sorry, but you obviously did not do the research thoroughly.
We have been told repeatedly throughout the books that treecats look like smaller cuter versions of hexapuma.
So, what you've done equates to giving a tiger protruding bone spikes down the spine, just because you haven't seen a tiger before, but have heard that they are bigger, orange with black stripes, fircer, more dangerous versions of a housecat, on acount - well bone spikes are certainly fierce and they look so friggin' cool. Yes, they do look fierce and effin' cool, but there are no such things on tigers, nor cats, nor was ever any kind of reason to suspect bone spikes had anything to do with tigers.
I'm all for artistic integrity, and I sincerely love your work, but there is such a thing as going overboard in artistic license.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I don't say "My work is perfect, you can't do any reproach". It would be pretentious.

It's not only "artistic licence". Sometimes I only do my best with what I have.
And when you are an illustrator, there is one thing that you don't have : time.
Vou never have enough time. Almost every deadlines for illustrations are for... "yesterday".
So You have to work very, very quickly.
Because publishers wait you, vendors wait you, clients and fans wait their books.
The stakes are high.
That's why a lot of colleagues don't read novels. And sometimes, they draw something which is very, very far from the stroy. But, most of the time, they couldn't do better.

If the accusation is that my work is not perfectly exact, I plead guilty.

But, I always read the book (except 3 times where it was really too short - sigh - ), I always draw a scene which is in relation with the story, I try to draw characters never drawn before. When I can, I ask for informations to fans on the honorverse's forum or on deviant Art. Sometimes answers come in time, sometimes too late. And I have to draw without a capital information and I search a solution to make something cool without it. And I know that fans won't be happy. But the illustrator has no other choice.

My dream is to have 2 months per cover. Aaaah it would be great ! I could read books several time, take notes, ask questions and wait answers... But, it's a business, not only Art (sigh again). And when I have 2 weeks, it's already a good news. Sometimes I have less than a week... And you always have to draw several illustrations at a time...

So okay, I'm guilty. But I do my best with 24h/day. Sorry if sometimes that's not enough.
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yannoshka Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Hey no probs, I always expect that even the best will disappoint me sometimes, and you definitely are among the best :D

After all, trying to please everyone is an exercise in futility.
I just like giving frank and blunt critique where I think
a - it is warranted
b - would be understood
c - could theoretically help prevent another disappointment on my account
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thank you. But it was a good occasion to explain how our job works and why we can't do the perfect illustration, even when we want ;)
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Ah, Death Fang's Bane... ancestor of Dances on Clouds.
Where it all began, in a way.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was especially happy to draw this one, because it was an occasion to show a treecat facing an Hexapuma. In the honorverse, heroes always talk about these creatures. So, it was a real pleasure to show them, at last :D
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AlexeyTG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Good work. :)
But last time I checked it was an anthology of short stories, not a novel. :)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are right, it was a mistake ;)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Happy that you like ;)
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Rastrelly Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Lucky you are there in France. In Russian there were released main nowels up to "At All Cost" + "Shadow of Sganami" - and that's it! Publisher officially abandoned the series (((
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AlexeyTG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Хорошо тем кто не парился и сразу начал читать оригиналы. :)
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Rastrelly Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Ну, я не парился и начал читать оригиналы и вовеберовские переводы. Но все равно обидно, что у меня на полке маловато Вебера )
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AriKarpenko Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Сложновато читать, когда английский не очень хорош, и когда Вебер пишет книги такого же размера, что и Толстой ))
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Rastrelly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Это да. Прихоится все время держать при себе словарик, ибо как начнет специальной терминологией сыпать ))) Но вообще дело полезное.
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AriKarpenko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Ну вот чую придется, потому что нормальных переводов двух последних книг нет, а интересно же, что там. Не говоря уж про спиноффы, которые тоже надо прочитать, что бы понять, что вообще происходит)
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