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The Hall (commission) by Harkale-Linai The Hall (commission) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 150 16 Everyday Magic by Harkale-Linai Everyday Magic :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,234 62 Belter by Harkale-Linai Belter :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 186 23 Serene by Harkale-Linai Serene :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 259 29 Zappy Boi by Harkale-Linai Zappy Boi :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,366 175 Daughter of the Sea by Harkale-Linai Daughter of the Sea :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 323 33 The Mother (close-up) by Harkale-Linai The Mother (close-up) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 28 0 The Dancers (close-up) by Harkale-Linai The Dancers (close-up) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 102 3 Young Spectators (close-up) by Harkale-Linai Young Spectators (close-up) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 56 6 A New Era of Legend by Harkale-Linai A New Era of Legend :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,039 74 Granny by Harkale-Linai Granny :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 172 42 Essa (commission) by Harkale-Linai Essa (commission) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 538 30 Lephia (commission) by Harkale-Linai Lephia (commission) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 2,011 107 Self-Portrait by Harkale-Linai Self-Portrait :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,548 269 Cloud City by Harkale-Linai Cloud City :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,411 64 Memories of a Time Long Gone by Harkale-Linai Memories of a Time Long Gone :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 290 38

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Harkale-Linai

Artist | Digital Art
France
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Harkalé Linaï. The legend says that her parents chose her name by picking Scrabble letters, arranging them until it sounded pronounceable enough. But the legend says a lot of stupid things too, in the lines of "fairies exist", "the princess slept for a hundred years" or "the Earth is flat, and the planets are actually big crunchy cheese-flavoured snacks" so you shouldn't trust it too much. I mean, the part about planets is obviously true, but the rest is debatable.

Anyway, back to Harkalé. She is, and has always been, a very dedicated artist. At the young age of 3, she painted her first masterpiece: within a night, she redecorated the wallpaper of her bedroom with very lifelike figures. Of course, some of them had three legs or thirty fingers, but Harkalé lived close to a nuclear power plant, so it kind of made sense.

When she turned six, she went to "school", a special place where they gave her lots of paper to draw on. There, she learned very useful skills: how to fit the characters she drew in margins, for instance. Or math: if Tom has fifteen fingers on each of his three hands, how many fingers does he have? Harkalé Linaï was a very smart child. At the age of eleven, she was already a collège student! Oh, some people may pretend that "collège" is the French equivalent of Middle/Secondary School, but don't believe them, they're simply jealous.

She then turned eighteen, and discovered that her dream job (time-travelling-space-ninja-wizard-painter-archaeologist) was actually no a possible job choice at all. So instead she studied science, which clearly was closest to the "wizard" part of her career plans. And she still had a lot of margins to draw imaginary people in. Then she started her Ph.D., which involved a lot of science (which was great) and a lot less margins (not so great). So she created a DeviantArt account instead!

After that... Well, she discovered time travel, trained as a ninja, and settled on Mars. But she still needs 20-sided dice to cast spells, and she mostly practices archaeology in Uldum... Nobody's perfect!



That's all for today's story, time to go to bed, Tommy! Don't forget to brush your two rows of teeth!
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The Hall (commission)
This is the cover illustration of the novel "The Hall", by Frank Albelo. It's actually a cropped version, since the final illustration also has extra room on top for the title, and the back cover is on the left. To see the full illustration, please look at my artstation post, where I was able to upload multiple pictures :)

I'm really glad I was given the opportunity to paint a male orc! I love that fantasy race, but even if I do a few sketches of orcs from time to time, none of these sketches made it to the status of finished painting... until now! By the way, my apologies to people looking at this picture on Samsung or Retina screens. I hope all that saturated red fire magic doesn't hurt your eyes ^^

For anyone interested, the first chapters of the book are available on Frank's Patreon, and the book can be purchased from Amazon.

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Useful links:
ArtStation --- Redbubble shop --- Commission and freelance info
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Everyday Magic
"Some people believe magic doesn't exist anymore in this world, but that's probably because they expect it to be grandiose, like in all these legends... Heroes defeating demons, cities sinking to the bottom of the ocean within a night,... Of course, it would be less impressive if the demon was an enraged boar, or if the dikes protecting the city broke after a terrible storm. Or would it? I mean, boars can be quite scary, sometimes, especially at night... and storms too... but I digress.

My point is: magic is almost never obvious, you have to be patient. But if you wait long enough, if you look hard enough, then you will start to notice details you never saw before. You'll hear the soft sound of dust bunnies running on the floor, you'll see the naiads that live within water drops... and, of course, you'll be able to find that left sock which mysteriously disappeared two months ago. It is now the house of a prosperous family of shelf gnomes."

Historian Akaty

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No step-by-step this time, sorry: most of this painting was done on a single layer, and since I had no idea where I was going with it, I didn't save the steps :/

Useful links:
ArtStation --- Redbubble shop --- Commission and freelance info
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Steps of 'Belter'
I used a still from the TV series as reference, because the ligh there was so pretty :) So I had this reference nearby when painting. I first chose the colours I would use, laying them down in large brushstrokes. Once these colours were settled, all I had to do was refine my painting, making sure it would look similar to the reference.
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Belter
(fan-art of The Expanse)

I recently watched the third season of this TV series, and it was just as great as the other two!
The lady portrayed here is Naomi Nagata, played by the actress Dominique Tipper. That show has amazing lights (on top of great actors, story, special effects and world building ^^), so I had to paint a little fan art/light study!

If you haven't watched that series yet and don't hate science-fiction, I would strongly advise you to give it a try... in my opinion at least, it's the best space opera TV series since 2004 Battlestar Galactica. And even if The Expanse uses a lot of sci-fi tropes (poor asteroid miners, colonization of Mars, first contact, private investigator of the future, overpopulation, and so on), it manages to create an original and rich universe where its story unfolds. And the characters are really cool, too* :)



*except Holden, but at least the actor has funny eyebrows. That's something.
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The steps can be found here:
Steps of 'Belter' by Harkale-Linai

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ArtStation --- Redbubble shop --- Commission and freelance info
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Serene
A portrait study, based on this beautiful photo by Ceecore... I love his work on colour and light.

My goal here was mainly to study how light reflects on hair... I often tend to use too high a local value contrast when painting hair (when painting a lot of things, actually... but I'm working on it!), so I allowed myself to spend much longer on this portrait than I usually do. The hair alone took me about two hours, but I'm quite satisfied with the result ^^

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Useful links:
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squidmaiden Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you so much for faving! Have a lovely day ^^
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
you're very welcome!
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave:  Joyeux anniversaire  :hug:  :iconbeauroseplz: :iconcakeplz: :iconhappydayplz:  
Désolée pour le retard :hmm: 
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Merci ! Et je ne me souviens jamais les anniversaires de qui que ce soit, du coup je ne suis pas franchement en position de t'en vouloir :D
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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ben c'est facile ,  tu regardes dans la colonne de gauche ;) 
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
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                   Happy Birthday, my dear friend!              
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018   Digital Artist
thank you very much ^^
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
It's always my pleasure. :iconfingerdanceplz::iconjuggleplz::iconfingerdanceplz:

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Fistron Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-day, girl.:D
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018   Digital Artist
thank you!
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