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On basilisk station by Genkkis On basilisk station by Genkkis
This is the cover of the Honor Harrigton novel "On Basilisk station" written by David Weber, by courtesy of L'atalante Publishing.

Release : November 2011

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

See you soon for Crown of slaves :)

Voici la couverture de "Mission Basilik" écrit par David Weber, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions L'atalante.
Parution : Novembre 2011

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

A bientôt pour la couv de "la couronne des esclaves" :)

Genkis
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
+1 request for Honor of the Queen and Short Victorious War <3
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm working on a short wictorious war since last night :)
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Yay! I've been reading it to my partner at night :)
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really ?
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FuryofaSeraph Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Yeah - we're in a long distance relationship at the moment, so we skype at night and sometimes we read to each other. Right now I'm reading A Short Victorious War to her (we finished Honor of the queen about 2 weeks ago).
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh Funny. Good idea. That's cute and poetic :)
I hope that you ll be gathered soon.
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Firevalkyrie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor little Fearless!
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Ancharite Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been impressed by your ability to capture both the grandeur of the Honorverse in your covers and the personal nature of the characters. I think this is the best example of that balance you've done. I can still remember the feeling of reading when everything comes together in Honor's head and she takes Fearless in pursuit of Sirius. Great work.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
On a HH cover I always try to mix two things.
The spirit of the novel, something biggest than a simple human. And something about the hero(es): his solitude, his fragility, but his strength and his courage too.
As always in the Honorverse, heroes have to face big dangers/choices for them and for their nation.

And I think that we need to see/feel that in a cover.

Have a nice week-end

Genkis
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Steadholder Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Truely fantastic adding this as well to my favorites. If you update this one you could possibly add the exec, helping Mr. Webster the communications guy if I remember he was hurt in that battle wasn't he? I think he would already be in sick bay at the point this is showing, but it would add more hope to the shot....
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was about to add some teammates...
But i thought that we would better feel the solitude and the fragility of the Hero/Honor if she was alone.

And, at this moment of the story, she feels really alone against a big threat :)

Have a nice day

Genkis
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Steadholder Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
True, there was a lot of me against the world, read 'verse, early on in that book.
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GraysonPaladin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Ooo... new cover! Well done Genkis, darn it I wish we had your covers here in the US. Ok scene guessing time, must be post battle on the Fearless
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that's it :)

Have a nice day

Genkis
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kittyliker Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your covers are only getting better, Genkis. And Better. And Better. :D
This is one I really like. Love actually. On Basilisk station is always fun to listen to (Audiobook). Reminds me of my first photo class.

You did a great job on transforming the hull of Fearless into your usual background star map. I can even see the star background on the tiny little out jutting pieces of metal in the upper right corner. Awesome.

The lighting is great, coming from inside the hole blasted into the ship. Give it a more dramatic feeling.

I love the person in the skin suit, it immediately draws attention to it, because it is in the middle of the front cover. The details on the skin suit itself are really nice too.

Basilisk looks great. You really did the planet well on this cover. The 'glow' of planet really stands out against the darker blues and grays which predominate. It make the cover(To me) seem much more lonely and desperate, given that I read Sci-fi all the time and understand just how far gone Fearless was after that duel with Sirius.

Question: (There is only one this time, sorry to disappoint you. :))
Is this the command deck of Fearless?
I can see all the consoles and that most likely is Honor Harrington in the skin suit. It took me a few times of looking it over to realize that in the bottom right hand corner is a lonely looking chair that resembles a command chair.

Keep up the Great work!
Sincerely,
Caitlyn StarNight
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you zoom and take a look carefully on the helmet you can see that's Honor :)
And yes, it's the command deck.
But i hope that i'll have enough time in the future to draw another HQ because i would like to do something more... impressive.

I tried to draw the real planet. Because Mr.Weber described it in his novel so i didn't want to draw something that could be any other planet in the milky way...

In the story the duel takes place far way from the planet. But i wanted to show it because all the story takes place around it. And i thought that it was more efficient to show the character alone in a destroyed spaceship with this planet, which symbolize an hope of rescue. But a hope so far, "inaccessible" (it's the french word because i don't know the right word in english :D ).

See you soon :)

Genkis
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Padawanmage Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Superb! My memory's failing me though, since I can't seem to remember which scene this is in the book.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I try to not spoil :

At the end there is a duel between the Honor Ship and an Havenite Q-ship. The Honor ship have multiple damages and hull breaches open on space. She has to use a special weapon to shoot the enemy. It's her last hope. This illustration is there to remember this scene.

Do you remember it ? ;)

Genkis
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Padawanmage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Ah yes, when she has to use the Grav-Lance. Now I remember, thank you.
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Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Ahh je l'attendais celle-là...les couvertures de l'édition précédente ne me plaisaient pas trop...
Je suppose qu'on voit là les résultats du combat désespéré de L'Intrépide contre le Sirius?
C'est super en tout cas!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oui, il y a un moment dans le combat où la passerelle de commandement est touchée et ouverte sur le vide. Mais certains appareils fonctionnent encore et Honor achève le vaisseau Q Havrien en faisant feu avec l'arme imposée par Hemphill l'horrible.

Je voulais donc faire un clin d'oeil à cette scène épique/spectaculaire. Ca n'est pas tous les jours qu'on a un équipage combattant à bord d'un appareil éventré :)

Bon w-e :)

Genkis
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Tekdiver Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Superbe ! Il faut que je trouve un moyen de mettre en parallèle les anciennes couvertures de HH et celles que vous faites !
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Merci :)
Je crois que vous pouvez retrouver les anciennes et les nouvelles sur le site de l'éditeur.

Bon week end à vous :)

Genkis
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