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Maquenda / 29 / Female / The Netherlands

~The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.~ - John Muir
Commissions: Open
Trades: Closed
Requests: Closed


i there! :3

I'm Meike, but most people know me as Maquenda, Maq for short.

Animals and nature have always facinated me, even when I was a little kid. By observing I learned to draw by myself ever since I could hold a pencil.

I've had a few different phases where I would draw one type of animal. First they were horses, then parrots and other birds, then dogs, wolves, cats and ofcourse dragons and unicorns. The only animal I rarely drew were humans...

When I was 12 I started to draw Lion King fanart and I joined TLK FAA. Since then I only drew lions and anything that had to do with TLK. You can still see I'm pretty much stuck in that phase...

The TLK community has meant a big deal for me. I made a lot of friends and met amazing people that inspired me. Therefore I'm very grateful, because it helped me to improve and made me less lonely during Highschool.

One of my passions is also watching animated movies (besides TLK ). It was a big part of my childhood and it still is. Because of this, I started to follow the course ''Animation and Audiovisual Design''. I'm currently in my last year and I hope to graduate soon.

I'm currently trying to get out of my boundaries and improve more on my human skills.

Feel free to talk to me, PM me or leave a comment. I'm quite friendly (unless it's way too early xD) and I love to make friends and I always try to reply.

I don't do trades anymore but I'm open for commissions. For more info you can read my journal, or ask me about it in a PM.


Latest Journal

Open for commissions!

on 1 November 2015 at 17:35:35 MST

I'm open for 3 commissions slots.

you can choose between two types:
1 character for 130$ USD
2 characters for 200$ USD

With these commissions I will have artistic freedom so I can experiment with backgrounds and ideas. It will most likely NOT be adult work, only tasteful nudity.
Here are some examples of how it might look like. Style varies a bit as I like to experiment with textures etc:

So if you want a slot, you only have to give me your character sheet and you can give me some themes/ideas and/or characteristics of your character if you like and I'll combine them in the painting! I can show you a sketch if highly desired, but it's very rough and I work faster otherwise.

Payment must be made upfrontand through Paypal only!

Comment here if you're interested and note me afterwards if you grabbed a slot.

Slot 1 : :Svarta-perlan
Slot 2 :
Slot 3 :

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    A couple of questions!
    1. Is it alright if I post your art from time to time on my FB timeline, set to friends only, and with credit to you as the artist?
    2. Are you open for comissions?

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      (Clarification: I like to pair artwork with song lyrics when I find new and moving songs. For example, I like the aesthetic of pairing your "black sun" with "oh raven (sing me a happy song)" by unlike pluto. I find its a neat way to get up and coming musicians some recognition, and artists for that matter too!)

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        Ofcourse!! Thank you for asking :D <3 and right now Im closed, but let me know what exactly you're looking for :)

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          I was really just sort of hoping to give you my sona and let you go from there! Skeletal, mushrooms/flowers growing out of them, just as is... whatever you'd think fits her the best! I love your art and aesthetic so much it'd really just be fun to see what happens!

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            Hhhhhhhh I would LOVE to do that!!

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              Great! Let me know when you have the time/how much it would be and I'd love to go from there! (Sorry for the late response. I work in Theater, and productions consume ALL of my time lol)

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                I will message you when I'm ready <3 I have a couple of things to finish<3