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Meike Hakkaart
Artist | Student | Digital Art
Hey there!

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... :P

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... :P
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 :P). 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 recently graduated and now I'm going to ArtEZ in Zwolle ad I'm following the course ''Illustration'' now. Lets hope I can make it!

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. :)

To anyone who's interested in seeing the process of my recently finished mural painting; I've recorded all of my livestream sessions and made one video out of it.
I didn't stream everything, because  I didn't plan big streaming sessions for those. They were mostly tiny details that couldn't be seen anyway.
I'm sorry for the bad quality, I streamed with my crappy webcam. :D

  • Mood: Joy

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bobbyv94 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Nice art
TheFullMetalDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just want to say again that you are a wonderful person and an amazing artist. Have a nice day! :)
Maquenda Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awww <33 thank youuu :D
TheFullMetalDragon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I hope you enjoy your trip!
Enaxn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG MAQUENDA???????? oh my god thank you for watching me????? oh my god it's such an honor goddd I love your work so much THANK YOU!!!!!! :iconletmeloveyousplz:
Maquenda Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Eheeh yeahhh I thought I did BUT I DIDNT AMG ;A; <3
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to


Hope you enjoy the group! :dummy:

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nocturneAeros Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Your whole gallery is amazing but I must say I'm quite partial to your still life photos. The theme is interesting, the compos are beautiful and so is the light. I'm not much into photography actually but your photos really impress me.
Maquenda Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you very much! I'm so happy to hear that :)
BlackMoonVagabond Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  New Deviant  Artisan Crafter
I really don't know why I haven't watched you with my former account, your animal fantasy is absolutely great! Do you still collect taxidermy?
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