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Illustration from the cover of "Storm from the Shadows"/"L'ennemi dans l'ombre" -2- (Honor Harrington universe) by Genkis, written by David Weber, by courtesy of "l'Atalante" Publisher

Release January 2011

Illustration de la couverture de "l'ennemi dans l'ombre" tome 2 (univers d'Honor Harrington), par Genkis, écrit par David Weber, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions l'Atalante

Parution Janvier 2011
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vietnamabc Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Genkkis is the man! In the mean time, can you give us a sketch on the logo of Manpower Inc and Mesan Alignment? Furthermore, if possible, I wonder how the flag of good old SLN will be like?
Genkkis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

well, I'm sorry, I don't have any sketch about the logo of Manpower and these flags at present. for Manpower, I only played with DNA in my illustration. Maybe in the future...
I don't remember if there are descriptions about these flags and logos. Do you know if Mr Weber described them ?
Valen123456 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Is it just me or does Albrecht Deitweiler (asuming thats the one behind/above Anisimovna) look a lot like Robert Knepper, if so that would be a pretty good choice for the role should a film come around.
elektros75 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
i thought she was a short haired brunette? good cover either way
Khathi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Anisimovna was described in the books as a "man-eating blonde", and I think Genkkis nailed the look perfectly. 
yanessa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Writer
the short-haired brunette was Bardasano, i think ...
hmsnike Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
That isn't Honor Harrington. It's one of the Mesans.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah no, she has golden hair and gray eyes. Honestly i don't remember if she has long or short hair... When i worked on this illustration, a long hair seemed to be cool (for me). I guess that she can change sometimes ;)

Aditj Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool there. I think they match pretty well to how I imagined them :)
Davvesh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I really do wish our edition [ Polish ] would have such an awsome artwork on the cover :)
Genkkis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. For me it is the best congratulation :) May be one day... I have to admit that i've never seen the covers from your country. I'm going to search for them. I like to see the other versions of the HH covers.

Have a good week-end

kittyliker Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You. Are. Amazing.X1000
You have no idea how much I love this.
I love your covers more than the boring, dull, somewhat unimaginative covers us people in the USA have to deal with.
Okay! Time for the questions so I can waste your precious time!(haven't read the book in a while so..)
Who are the two people in front of the planet?
Am I right in assuming that the planet is Manticore?
I'm also taking a wild guess that the evil looking dudes below the DNA are Manpower.
*bows down to the awesomeness of Genkkis*
I am seriously thinking about somehow buying these books in French just for the covers, wouldn't read them, just admire them.
Genkkis Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Really.Thank.You.Again ;)

I'm really happy that you enjoy my work so much. Usually i say to people who put my covers in their favourites "i'll do my best to make you love the next one"
I'm happy because, at least, i managed to do it for you :) (i don't know if i'm clear)

To answer to your questions :
I thougt that it was time to show people of Manpower. They are in many stories but i don't know any cover with them...
So i decided to draw them because they are very important.

On the first book :
Front cover(on the right) : Michelle Henke
Back cover (center): Bardasano (responsible of the special operations for manpower)

On the second book
front cover :
Albrecht Deiweiller and Aldona Anisimovna. The planet is "neo toscan".
With the DNA it's Albrecht Deitweiller and his sons.

*Please stand up, you'll make me blush it's just an illustration* :)
If you really want to buy these books, you can find them with online canadian bookstores(Quebec). I guess that the delivery would be cheaper.

Have a nice day (again ;) )

Genkkis Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
At last, i found it. I remembered an online bookstore where you can find or order theses books [link]

It's cool because the website is both in french and in english.

Just write honor harrington in the search field and you'll find them. The french publisher is "l'atalante"

Have a nice week-end :)

Saphroneth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Poor Hephaestus, Vulcan and Weyland. I know that's in Mission of Honor, but that's what I think of when I see that blast in orbit.

The Grayson industrial machine is needed once more.
hmsnike Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Grayson got hit too, remember? The Blackbird Shipyard is gone, along with High Admiral Matthews.
Saphroneth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Well, yeah, but on the whole they're a lot more dispersed. Hephaestus, Vulcan and Weyland were THE sites for shipbuilding in the entire Manticoran Empire. The Blackbird yard, while important, wasn't the whole story for Grayson.
englerp Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Very very nice. (Applies to this and your other covers) A lot better than most of the Baen-Covers.

One little nitpick though: I think it was mentioned somewhere that ties were more or less outdated in the Honorverse except for places like Grayson.

But fantastic work neverthless.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist

first, thank you for your congratulations.
That goes up to me in the heart :)

I hope that you'll like the next in few months.

About the ties, i have to confess something.
I take sometimes few liberties with the details of the stories. It's a little risky because some people can dislike it.
The spaceships, the ties... When i think that the final result can be cool.
Well, i stop now or i'll speak during an hour about my work ;)

Thank you again :)

Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Je peux me tromper mais ce serait les representants de la Mesa Manpower Corporation, ourdissant leurs petites saloperies dans l'ombre, que ca ne m'etonnerait pas.
Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
C'est bien eux :)

Je n'ai pas trouvé de représentations d'eux sur les autres couvertures existante (je suis p-e passé à côté). Donc je me suis dit que ça serait sympa de les dessiner.
D'autant plus que ça fait un bail qu'ils agissent et je trouvais dommage qu'ils ne soient représentés sur aucune couv. Donc j'ai profité des 2 illustrations Storm from the shadows (pour mémoire on a Isabel Bardasano sur la première)

Sur la droite on a Albrecht Deiweiller et Aldona Anisimovna, en fond c'est la Neo-Toscane et l'étoile c'est la station orbitale qui explose.
Sur la gauche c'est encore Albrecht, accompagné de ses fils/clones cette fois.

Voilà voilà :)

Bon week end

Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Pour etre honnete, c'est surtout la double helice d'ADN qui m'a mise sur la voie. ;)
Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
J'ai fait exprès de l'ajouter justement pour orienter les lecteurs. Parce que sinon, il y avait un gros risque de "mais qui c'est ces gens ?" :)

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