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Serene by Harkale-Linai Serene :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 181 26 Zappy Boi by Harkale-Linai Zappy Boi :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,324 168 Daughter of the Sea by Harkale-Linai Daughter of the Sea :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 302 33 The Mother (close-up) by Harkale-Linai The Mother (close-up) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 29 0 The Dancers (close-up) by Harkale-Linai The Dancers (close-up) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 99 3 Young Spectators (close-up) by Harkale-Linai Young Spectators (close-up) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 55 6 A New Era of Legend by Harkale-Linai A New Era of Legend :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,023 70 Granny by Harkale-Linai Granny :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 168 42 Essa (commission) by Harkale-Linai Essa (commission) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 535 30 Lephia (commission) by Harkale-Linai Lephia (commission) :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,994 103 Self-Portrait by Harkale-Linai Self-Portrait :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,535 269 Cloud City by Harkale-Linai Cloud City :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,399 61 Memories of a Time Long Gone by Harkale-Linai Memories of a Time Long Gone :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 286 38 Exercices de Style - 4 by Harkale-Linai Exercices de Style - 4 :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 111 5 The Giant and the Strange Stinging Insect-Thingy by Harkale-Linai The Giant and the Strange Stinging Insect-Thingy :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 1,925 134 Belladonna by Harkale-Linai Belladonna :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 403 29


LotC:: North Void Star_Advance by Dopaprime LotC:: North Void Star_Advance :icondopaprime:Dopaprime 416 13 Fallen City - preview by Valentina-Remenar Fallen City - preview :iconvalentina-remenar:Valentina-Remenar 850 38 home by s-u-w-i home :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 521 15 Chu by DADACHYO Chu :icondadachyo:DADACHYO 293 9 Character no.1 - ART School by MarcBrunet Character no.1 - ART School :iconmarcbrunet:MarcBrunet 378 7 Ardennes by LotharZhou Ardennes :iconlotharzhou:LotharZhou 71 16 Path of The Sorcerer by TED-MX Path of The Sorcerer :iconted-mx:TED-MX 11 2 Pathfinder: Martial Arts Handbook by pindurski Pathfinder: Martial Arts Handbook :iconpindurski:pindurski 157 12 Nut ~ Egyptian Gods by Yliade Nut ~ Egyptian Gods :iconyliade:Yliade 270 19 Cimmerian Wizard by JoelChaimHoltzman Cimmerian Wizard :iconjoelchaimholtzman:JoelChaimHoltzman 113 6 Lord Hector of the Holy Legion by kamiyamark Lord Hector of the Holy Legion :iconkamiyamark:kamiyamark 219 2 Lachrande Gurn by kamiyamark Lachrande Gurn :iconkamiyamark:kamiyamark 165 6 Commission - 07 by Sea-of-Diamonds Commission - 07 :iconsea-of-diamonds:Sea-of-Diamonds 115 4 Mountain Lion Watercolor 2018 by ablaise Mountain Lion Watercolor 2018 :iconablaise:ablaise 201 6 Monsters by aoxenuk
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Monsters :iconaoxenuk:aoxenuk 101 3
Human loot by haryarti Human loot :iconharyarti:haryarti 550 10





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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!


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 ^^


Useful links:
ArtStation --- Redbubble shop --- Commission and freelance info
The funniest kind of notifications:
Mature-tag by Harkale-LinaiOh my Light, his face is naked! Shame on me for not noticing it earlier ^^
Zappy Boi
I wasn't expecting to post an other Warcraft fan art so soon after my recent Daughter of the Sea painting, but Zappy Boi stole my heart... By the way, the actual title of this piece is supposed to be "Zekhan, son of the Horde" :)

To give a bit more context, this guy is the troll shaman from the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth trailer, as well as the young troll in the amazing Old Soldier cinematic... He was nicknamed "zappy boi" by users of Reddit, due to his awe-inspiring mastery of chain lightning (that spell usually does not one-shot faction leaders... it barely kills critters ^^). Also, he's now officially (according to me) the cutest member of the Horde, and the pride of elemental shammys of all Azeroth, myself included! All that despite the fact that we didn't even know his name a few hours ago. if our spec were to gain the attention of the team in charge of class balance, instead of only the cinematics team, it would be great!

No step-by-step this time, sorry... I forgot to duplicate the layer as I as painting. But it's pretty similar to the way I usually paint portrait studies, since I had a reference next to the canvas I painted on.

Useful links:
ArtStation --- Redbubble shop --- Commission and freelance info

40 deviations
Steps of 'Daughter of the Sea'
I've wanted to paint something like that, with a character's face in the background, for a while now :)
So, that was my starting idea: Jaina's haughty face in the background (inspired by her previous model, whose expression could be described as "I'm a princess and I despise you, filthy adventurer" ^^), and the coast of Kul Tiras, where she just landed, in the foreground. 

In steps 2 and 3, I'm working on her face, as well as the general spiral composition. Step 4 is simply about refining the foreground further.

The final painting is here:
Daughter of the Sea by Harkale-Linai


You can contact me:
-- via notes on DeviantArt,
-- via e-mail: earlinwe (at) gmail (dot) com
-- on ArtStation:
-- or via smoke signals, but I may misread it as a declaration of war.


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kennyc Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the Watch and the Fav!
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 23 hours ago   Digital Artist
you're welcome.
mostadorthsander Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018 greetings from New Jersey USA
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018   Digital Artist… greetings from France ^^
PeterKmiecik Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I really enjoy Your recent deviation :squee: I'm watching You, hope You do more :w00t:
Please watch my profile if You like my art :dalove: :heart:
..and here's LLama badge for art motivation! :wave: 
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Uhm, thanks for the llama! I don't really know why he insisted on wearing a fancy suit (and talked my 999 other llamas into pretending to be active businessllamas too), but I guess it's better than having 999 crazy animals throwing shuriken at you every time you cross their field...
Seghault Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Cette présentation est juste épique ! je rajouterais "storyteller" :D
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Merci ^^ J'y songerai!
LaurentSML Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some say it's a gallery, I don't fully agree with that. I say it's a priceless treasure! Very colorful, that shows lots of skill & years of hard work. Also shows that you enjoy making these masterpieces. Many young artists get the wrong definition of art, so now instead of trying to explain what is art, I'll just point at your gallery, your work is a true art. Hope i'll be able to draw as good as you one day. Keep it up, you're truly gifted.
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind comment! I'm glad you enjoyed my gallery, though I certainly wouldn't describe my work as "masterpieces"! I'll do my best to improve and learn new things in the future...
And I wish you the best of luck with your own artistic journey :)
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