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Maquenda / 26 / 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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    Your art is beautiful!

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      Oh thank you very much :D

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    Could you tell me what materials you use on your artwork like what paper (weight and tooth), which things you use to mark with, and which computer program you use? If you have already answered this somewhere else, I apologize.

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      No need to apologize! I use Photoshop! and with traditional art, nothing special to be honest, i just very cheap paper and cheap markers I find i dollar stores and the cheapest brushes from ebay..but I do invest in good paints, I have fine-tec for gold, and several brands of oils, watercolors etc...id say..just experiment because more expensive isnt neccicary to make art :D

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      but thick paper is good, like 250/300 grams etc :)

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    Your art is truly inspiring! I love everything about it! Thank you for existing and for sharing your work with us! <3 so many hearts are headed your way!

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      Awww gosh thank you so muuuuch ;__;

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    WHY am I not following you here!