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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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Website: harkale.art

ArtStation: www.artstation.com/earlinwe

Instagram: www.instagram.com/harkalelinai

e-mail: harkale (dot) linai (at) gmail (dot) com


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!

Favourite Visual Artist
Favourite Movies
Red is Dead
Favourite TV Shows
The Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon, Wormhole X-Treme!, Galaxy Quest
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Assurancetourix, Belzebubs
Favourite Books
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Necronomicon
Favourite Writers
Frodo Baggins, Gilderoy Lockhart
Favourite Games
Sloubi, Fizzbin
Favourite Gaming Platform
the Matrix
Tools of the Trade
a dysfunctional sonic screwdriver
Other Interests
currently learning Klindarin
I'm happy to announce you the birth of my website! It's a healthy non-gendered portfolio weighting a few gigabytes of data. You can find it at the following address: harkale.art.
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Alongside a hundred or so fantasy creators, I'm taking part in the Greater Restoration Charity Raffle, which aims to support Doctors Without Borders during these trying times in the geekiest way: by having a raffle for tabletop RPG artwork and craft objects. The prizes range from custom 20-sided dice to fantasy-inspired leather crafts, and from art prints to an actual war hammer! As for me, I'm offering a game character portrait commission. All the money will go to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières). They're doing an amazing work during the curent crisis as always, but of course, every donation helps. So if you wan
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The theme of this feature is going to be "I wish these artists won the Arcane Idol Character Challenge" :) The challenge prompt was really fun and I loved the fact that it was open to different media and styles. But of course, since there were so many entries and since the judges and I have different tastes, some entries which I thought absolutely deserved to be finalists or winners didn't make it... Here are some of these amazing artworks, I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do! Selann (https://www.deviantart.com/selann) has a great way of playing with flowing lines and shapes to create harmonious artworks... and it's amazing to see how well her style adapts to anything
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Merci pour le message ! ;)

Wow, I've just discovered you and I want to let you know, your bio reads like the script of Amélie and it's made me smile :)

Ha, thank you for this beautiful compliment :)

Very late :ashamed:but hoping you had a very happy birthday :cake:from cemac and DigitalDelights and may this year be your happiest and most successful and creative one yet.

:party: :clap::sing: :star: :airborne: :star: :excited::happybounce: :star: :airborne: :star: :woohoo::wave: :party:

Hello and welcome to Digitalists!

We are eager to see your display of skill and talent and have it showcased in the Group! If you have any questions feel free to message us, and don't forget to check out the Group's rules.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us!


Your art is lovely, it brings me great joy to look at it! 
That's really nice to hear :) I'm glad you enjoy it!