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Maquenda

Animal/Fantasy/Anthro Artist
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Artist // Student // Digital Art
My Bio
I'm Meike Hakkaart, also known as Maquenda, a freelance Illustrator who specializes in nature and fantasy illustrations and photography.

I am a naturalist and wildlife/fantasy painter. I see beauty in the ''wild, weird and wonderful'' aspects of life.


~The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.~
- John Muir

~A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.~
- J.R.R. Tolkien

~Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.~
- Rumi

~Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.~
~ Carl Sagan

Favourite Visual Artist
Da Vinci, Balaa, Mucha, Van Gogh, Monet
Favourite Movies
The Lion King, The Lord of the Rings, The Fountain, Inception, Balto, Disney, Dreamworks, 5 Centimeters per Second
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Indie, Ambient, Trance, Thomas Bergensen, Hans Zimmer, Clint Mansell, Soundtracks
Favourite Books
Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Watership down, The Kiterunner, A thousand Splendid Suns
Favourite Writers
Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Khaled Hassouni
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop CS6, Wacom Intuos
Other Interests
Drawing, Wildlife, Nature, Vulture Culture, Music, Art, Books

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Hay Miss Meike, I'm a new photographer and I like taking pictures of things that involve death. But it is look down upon, and my mom thought something was wrong with me when I started collecting bones, tanning animal skins, and taking pictures of organs and the dead. It is nice to find someone with similar taste. Makes me feel less like a weirdo. Beautiful lighting and background and perfect angling.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year! :P

Lovely art, very hypnotic and relaxing to look at!

oh my God, hi Maq!! Not sure if you'd remember me, I was chelsea-the-tomboy for the longest time here/like 20 years ago on TLKFAA. I don't really keep up with my notifications here on deviantArt anymore, but I was seeing some STUNNING artwork someone shared on Tumblr, and I was like "I have to know more about this artist". And it was you, your newest stuff!! My God, I am just blown out of the water. It is so shocking and gorgeous and wildly sensual and just incredible, I adore it and I can't wait to see more. You're such an inspiration; I hope you're well.

Heyyy!! Yess I remember you, you were really one of my favorite artists out there! Thank you for your sweetest message ahhh!! I dont often check DA, I'm more on Twitter and FA, do you have other places where you're active? Thank you so much, so happy you like my recent work ;_; <3 Hope you're doing ok!!

Your art is really good!

Especially your stardust series is profound and touching.

Thank youuuu so much :D