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Animal/Fantasy/Anthro Artist


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The Trophy Hunter by Maquenda, visual art

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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Merry Christmas and happy New Year! :happybounce::clap::meow::dummy:

Thank you so much :D

I love the energy in your artwork, very inspirational! ^^

Aww thanks so much :D

Truly fascinating gallery — thank you for the wonderful travel into your world! ❤️

Thank you very much :D

Hey, Maq! It’s Mew, or Jynbas if you remember me! The pink cat that had plague doctor clothes on!