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Elusive Children of Fire and Air by Harkale-Linai Elusive Children of Fire and Air :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 166 19 Ablaze by Harkale-Linai Ablaze :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 102 10 Sakura no kage by Harkale-Linai Sakura no kage :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 223 24 Tin Foil Hat by Harkale-Linai Tin Foil Hat :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 173 32 Clear the storms and light your way by Harkale-Linai Clear the storms and light your way :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 172 21 Recreate your World by Harkale-Linai Recreate your World :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 143 25 Golden by Harkale-Linai Golden :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 76 19 Water Priestess by Harkale-Linai Water Priestess :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 121 17 2017 Summary of Art by Harkale-Linai 2017 Summary of Art :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 16 10 Zandalari dinomancer. DINOMANCER!!! by Harkale-Linai Zandalari dinomancer. DINOMANCER!!! :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 212 40 Mockra Mage by Harkale-Linai Mockra Mage :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 68 20 Phyrlis by Harkale-Linai Phyrlis :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 219 48 Autumnal Eonar by Harkale-Linai Autumnal Eonar :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 214 31 Blue Dream by Harkale-Linai Blue Dream :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 220 30 Indian Man by Harkale-Linai Indian Man :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 171 22 Dryad by Harkale-Linai Dryad :iconharkale-linai:Harkale-Linai 78 12


COMMISSION - Azkia by geraldus COMMISSION - Azkia :icongeraldus:geraldus 47 6 Wonder by geraldus Wonder :icongeraldus:geraldus 17 8 Zero by geraldus Zero :icongeraldus:geraldus 55 3 more hearts by LeraStyajkina more hearts :iconlerastyajkina:LeraStyajkina 12 0 Heritage by VargasNi Heritage :iconvargasni:VargasNi 110 8 Interestellar by CelticBotan Interestellar :iconcelticbotan:CelticBotan 123 7 Februarch and Aprilay by APetruk Februarch and Aprilay :iconapetruk:APetruk 93 7 Alchemy of Weaponry by Exileden Alchemy of Weaponry :iconexileden:Exileden 262 7 Mothianna the Diamond sword by letrongdao Mothianna the Diamond sword :iconletrongdao:letrongdao 271 5 Yesod by PeteMohrbacher Yesod :iconpetemohrbacher:PeteMohrbacher 8,644 113 Puppy Papillon by Yullapa Puppy Papillon :iconyullapa:Yullapa 28 0 Unbezwingbare Wut (Dark Eye Cover) by LuisaPreissler Unbezwingbare Wut (Dark Eye Cover) :iconluisapreissler:LuisaPreissler 94 9 Girl Drawing untitled by Hamsterfly
Mature content
Girl Drawing untitled :iconhamsterfly:Hamsterfly 134 1
MyL - Yakumama by Asfodelo MyL - Yakumama :iconasfodelo:Asfodelo 9 0 Crypts of Winterfell by ertacaltinoz Crypts of Winterfell :iconertacaltinoz:ertacaltinoz 224 10 Tangerine by VVernacatola Tangerine :iconvvernacatola:VVernacatola 112 4





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Once upon a time, there was a girl named Harkalé Linaï. The legend says that her parents chose her name by picking Scrabble letters, arranging them until it sounded pronounceable enough. But the legend says a lot of stupid things too, in the lines of "fairies exist", "the princess slept for a hundred years" or "the Earth is flat, and the planets are actually big crunchy cheese-flavoured snacks" so you shouldn't trust it too much. I mean, the part about planets is obviously true, but the rest is debatable.

Anyway, back to Harkalé. She is, and has always been, a very dedicated artist. At the young age of 3, she painted her first masterpiece: within a night, she redecorated the wallpaper of her bedroom with very lifelike figures. Of course, some of them had three legs or thirty fingers, but Harkalé lived close to a nuclear power plant, so it kind of made sense.

When she turned six, she went to "school", a special place where they gave her lots of paper to draw on. There, she learned very useful skills: how to fit the characters she drew in margins, for instance. Or math: if Tom has fifteen fingers on each of his three hands, how many fingers does he have? Harkalé Linaï was a very smart child. At the age of eleven, she was already a collège student! Oh, some people may pretend that "collège" is the French equivalent of Middle/Secondary School, but don't believe them, they're simply jealous.

She then turned eighteen, and discovered that her dream job (time-travelling-space-ninja-wizard-painter-archaeologist) was actually no a possible job choice at all. So instead she studied science, which clearly was closest to the "wizard" part of her career plans. And she still had a lot of margins to draw imaginary people in. Then she started her Ph.D., which involved a lot of science (which was great) and a lot less margins (not so great). So she created a DeviantArt account instead!

After that... Well, she discovered time travel, trained as a ninja, and settled on Mars. But she still needs 20-sided dice to cast spells, and she mostly practices archaeology in Uldum... Nobody's perfect!

That's all for today's story, time to go to bed, Tommy! Don't forget to brush your two rows of teeth!


I hadn't done an art feature in a while, so here is a collection of five more inspiring artists who have very characteristic and beautiful styles (in my opinion, at least). If you enjoy their work, don't hesitate to watch them, favourite their work, or even suggest their art for Daily Deviation... I have already done it, but more DD suggestions can't hurt :)

FLOAT by GabriellaLivArt      LINGER by GabriellaLivArt      LEAP by GabriellaLivArt

GabriellaLivArt only recently joined DeviantArt, and so she is not well-known around here yet... Her designs are elegant and dream-like, relying on precise lines, and complemented by subtle pastel colours.

Rituals of Strength and Resilience by GabriellaLivArt

1241 by azammii      1255 by azammii      1250 by azammii

azammii's works are heavily influenced by manga, an art style which I'm not familiar with... But I've never seen anything quite like the designs of her characters before, with their slender bodies and round faces. The way she works with limited colour palettes is impressive, too!

1237 by azammii

Vampyr by Markelli     

Mature Content

Dance of the White Crane by Markelli
      Painted page in Moleskine sketchbook 1 by Markelli

Markelli paints dark, eerie portraits and scenes using traditional media... What exactly is going on is never obvious, and that mystery makes his work open to the strangest interpretations...

Insomnia (Lessons in Demonolgy 2) by Markelli

Investment by aoxenuk      Restricted by aoxenuk      Scissorhead Eye (Collab w/ Artgerm) by aoxenuk

aoxenuk plays with strong compositions and one dominant colour for each of his paintings... The amount of details he puts in his illustrations is impressive! He's currently working on a beautiful series of allegories inspired by social media...

Feed by aoxenuk

Defender by DalfaArt      Black pearl by DalfaArt      Snow elf by DalfaArt

DalfaArt is another artist who puts an awe-inspiring amount of details in her work :) Her traditional illustrations are amazing, with their organic shapes and flowing curves... I love the dreamlike quality of her work, too...

Steel feathers by DalfaArt
Elusive Children of Fire and Air
"And as the pillar of smoke started twisting, disturbed by a soft breeze, diaphanous shapes appeared above the Fire... Wisps of smoke turned into thousands of translucent wings, slowly rising in the air... Gradually, the creatures became more and more tangible, alive. They flew away from the Fire that gave them life, to explore the vast sky..."


This was one of these few cases when the final result wasn't what I had in mind in the beginning at all; instead, the concept evolved smoothly over time as I painted... And I like the result, even though the thumbnail may be the worst-looking I've ever produced (it's almost impossible to understand what's going on when it's displayed on such a small scale) :) Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the painting!
Steps of 'Ablaze'
1. For this kind of portrait studies, I usually have two versions of the reference, located next to and over/under the area in which I'm going to paint. It allows me to easily flip the canvas as a whole whenever I need to, and it also makes it easier to see if my painting has the same proportions as the original.
2. I start by painting the main colours I'm going to work with: this time, they're rather close to the beautiful colours of the reference. I also play with random textured brushes, to see if nice shapes emerge. (15mn)
3-4. The rest of the time is spent detailing the painting further, using different brushes and colour-picking from the already painted colours... I could spend much longer on this part, if I wanted the final work to look more like the reference, but 2h is enough for a study :)
I'm back from vacation, and my head is full of beautiful drawing ideas... But first, to get back into it, here is a portrait study (2h, Photoshop), based on a beautiful picture by L1993
Red witch by L1993

The composition and red hair of the model remind me of an other portrait study (based on a great photo by Allesio Albi) I painted two years ago:
Burning Eyes by Harkale-Linai
If I remember well, I spend a little more than 3h painting that one... At the time, it was one of my best-looking studies. Mostly because it relied on the strong composition of the reference picture, to be honest ^^ But the painting process felt much less natural to me than it does now, and my painting skills in general improved a lot in these two years!

The step-by-step can be found here, if you're interested:  Steps of 'Ablaze' by Harkale-Linai
I recently joined the admin team at DigitalSpotlight, and I really love that group... Its purpose is to feature (relatively) unknown artists, both because we all enjoy discovering good artworks, and because these people certainly deserve to be better known.

So, the main point of the group is to send suggestions of great artworks by other people, especially when these artists have only few "faves" on their art... but you can also send your own works once in a while (typically, I send one of my own pieces every month or so). You suggest these pieces to the group's favourites, and if they fit our criteria (not too many faves, not in too many groups, decent quality), we eventually add them to the main gallery. Alternatively, feel free to watch the group and enjoy the art :)


You can contact me:
-- via notes on DeviantArt,
-- via e-mail: earlinwe (at) gmail (dot) com
-- on ArtStation:
-- or via smoke signals, but I may misread it as a declaration of war.


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meiyue Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Your gallery is amazing! So glad I found you - really inspiring stuff <3
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words, I'm flattered ^^
Vezlevez Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superbe gallerie 
super travail 
j’aime énormément ton approche traditionnelle merveilleusement transposée au digital…:) (Smile) 
je pense que je vais passer du temps à contempler tes œuvres :D (Big Grin) 
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Merci, c'est très gentil, contente que mes peintures t'aient plu !
Le style traditionnel est en grande partie dû au fait que je n'ai jamais vraiment appris les techniques propres à la peinture numérique, mais chut, faut pas le dire ^^
Vezlevez Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alors continues comme ça c'est juste parfait !! :) (Smile) 
MisfitsTamara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Great portfolio - love the range of subjects. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words! I have no idea what I will paint next, but I hope you'll enjoy it ;)
HBXcreations Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Tes œuvres sont magnifiques !
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018   Digital Artist
Merci, c'est gentil :)
Riyan-Ali Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  New Deviant
Thanks for the watch, Harkale! It means a lot! :)
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