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Spirits of War by daarken, visual art

Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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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.

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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
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/
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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
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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!
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Awesome artwork!

you are my favorite artiest in magic the gathering <3 uwu

You coming back?
You literally make art of all the fandoms I like. Awesome.
Happy birthday :D
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Happy Birthday! :party::cake: