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Torch of freedom 2 by Genkkis Torch of freedom 2 by Genkkis
This is the cover of the Honorverse's novel "Torch of freedom" - 2 written by David Weber and Eric Flint, by courtesy of L'atalante Publishing.

Release : June 2012

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

See you soon for the next one :)

Voici la couverture de "Torche de la liberté" - 2 écrit par David Weber et Eric Flint, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions L'atalante.
Parution : Juin 2012

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

A bientôt pour la prochaine :)

Genkis
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Hutchsoj Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Just thought you'd like to know that your site here is getting some publicity (and love) at the David Weber Honorverse Forum, where the biggest geeks...I mean, fans, of Honor Harrington hang out. [link]
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh really ? Thank you for information and the link.
I'm going to read that right now :)
...
(Few minutes later)
Wow ! So many congratulations...
That will make me blush :D
But that is very kind...

I'm happy that you (and them) like my artworks so mauch
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:icondukewinton-serisburg:
OK, although I am a long time lurker and a first time poster I have to say that your creations are really something. How do you decide upon a theme? And how long does it usually take you to finish one?
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy that you like my work.

- How I decide a theme :
for 90% of my illustrations : I read the book. When I don't read it's an accident, the publisher don't have enough time and needs the illustration for "yesterday" when he comes to see me ;)

So I read and, like any reader/fan, I see the better scenes and the atmosphere of the story. After, it depend of the story, when you have a big scene (epic or emotional) I try to represent it and mix it with the other elements of the story. In my gallery, "at all costs 2" and "war of honor 1" are good examples of that method. You can see a big scene mixed with honor's face, some wrecks of a ship, the crowd and media judging Honor and Amish Alexander's feelings...

- How many time :
3 years ago, I needed 2 weeks for an illustration. Now I need 3 days, sometimes 4...

I hope that I've answered to your wuestions :)
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:icondukewinton-serisburg:
Yes, you did, thank you. It is good to know that you are able to read the source material (ie. books) first before you try to capture the atmosphere. Maybe that explains why they are so good? I mean obviously you got to be talented to create this things but I guess if you actually managed to read and invest yourself into the books it gets easier to depict them.
And I'm amazed how fast you can work on one of these!
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, to live from your artworks, you have to draw fast. So a lot of illustrators have only a briefing and they must create an illustration with these informations. Reading a book takes a lot of time.

But I think that you can't create a cover with the good atmosphere if you don't read. that's very hard and there is a part of luck...
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