daarken's avatar
Mike Lim
15.8K Watchers398.4K Page Views84 Deviations
It That Rides as One
37Comments
583Favourites
Curse of Strahd
35Comments
1.6KFavourites
Bilbo stealing the Arkenstone
59Comments
1.3KFavourites
Spirits of War
20Comments
962Favourites
Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath
30Comments
893Favourites
Wood Elves
36Comments
1KFavourites
Soul Of New Phyrexia
31Comments
813Favourites
Mortis Metalikus
32Comments
689Favourites
Stygian Nighttide Champion Aither
34Comments
1KFavourites
Nighttide Champion Aither
25Comments
776Favourites
See all
It That Rides as One
37Comments
583Favourites
Curse of Strahd
35Comments
1.6KFavourites
Bilbo stealing the Arkenstone
59Comments
1.3KFavourites
Spirits of War
20Comments
962Favourites
Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath
30Comments
893Favourites
Wood Elves
36Comments
1KFavourites
Soul Of New Phyrexia
31Comments
813Favourites
Mortis Metalikus
32Comments
689Favourites
Stygian Nighttide Champion Aither
34Comments
1KFavourites
Nighttide Champion Aither
25Comments
776Favourites

Spotlight

20Comments
962Favourites
Artist // Professional // Digital Art
Badges
Ninja Llama: Llamas are awesome! (772)
Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)Not A Lie Cake: It's so delicious and moist (6)
My Bio
In the early years of his youth, Daarken attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Most of his days were spent huddled over a sketchbook at a figure drawing workshop or in a cafe, where he was affectionately known as “the guy that likes to draw deltoids.” After three long years of drawing deltoids and video game playing, Daarken graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in traditional illustration. Daarken began his career in 2004 when his incessant video game playing was interrupted by a phone call. The mysterious voice on the other end identified himself as someone from Wizards of the Coast. Daarken immediately blurted out that he would like to work for them. His overzealous nature was countered with the statement “but you haven’t even heard what the project is yet.” And so began the lifestyle of creating monsters and zombies, with the occasional video game playing on the side. Daarken’s true video game playing powers were put to the test when he was hired by Mythic Entertainment in 2007 as a concept artist for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. His two loves combined into a gigantic ball of awesomeness, which he happily rolls around all day. He now spends his days creating Warhammer monsters and zombies and, of course, playing more video games.

site
blog
store
youtube

Favourite style of art: Awesome art
Operating System: PC and Mac

Favourite Visual Artist
Brom, Kekai Kotaki, Jaime Jones, Aleksi Briclot, Sargent
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop
Other Interests
Art, cookies, video games, hockey
At your own pace mentorship sale!
Hey everyone! I'm doing a 40% off sale on my at your own pace Intro and Advanced Digital Painting mentorship. Use the code "daarkenmentor." Thanks! Advanced - http://daarken.com/shop/shop/advanced-digital-painting-at-your-own-pace/ Intro - http://daarken.com/shop/shop/intro-to-digital-painting-at-your-own-pace/
7Comments
1Favourites
Playmat and Print Kickstarter Live!
My Playmat & Print Kickstarter is now live! Please take a look and share it with your friends. You will be able to choose from six Magic: The Gathering illustrations which include Birthing Pod, Bridge from Below, Praetor's Counsel, Bloodghast, Soul of New Phyrexia, and Bloodstained Mire. Both Bridge from Below and Praetor's Counsel will be Kickstarter exclusives. Let's make this happen! Thanks for your support! http://playmats.daarken.com
1Comments
0Favourites
40% off Mentorship Sale!
If anyone is interested, today is the last day to save 40% on my "at your own pace" mentorship. Use the code "daarkenmentor." Intro to Digital Painting - http://daarken.com/shop/shop/intro-to-digital-painting-at-your-own-pace/ Advanced Digital Painting - http://daarken.com/shop/shop/advanced-digital-painting-at-your-own-pace/ Thanks!
0Comments
1Favourites

Comments1.4K

Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
CaligoMWknightHobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :D
SweetteeStanley18Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!Free Birthday Icon birthday cake Birthday cake  icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
LionheartssjHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
Happy Birthday! Birthday cake  icon 
Hope you're doing well! Furry Birthday Hello 
marcgosselinProfessional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.