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Several people have asked, so I've been playing around with the idea of offering a mentorship program. This idea is still in the very early stages of development, so I don't have any concrete information regarding price or length, but you can read more about it on my blog. Right now I'm just trying to gauge interest and get ideas from potential students as to what they would like to see. Thanks! 

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Mike Lim
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
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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Koogleblitz Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you dont mind, i'm going to ask you a few questions for a school assignment i'm doing. 

what is your occupation
why kind of skills do you need for entry into our position
what kinds of education/credentials are needed
did you need any special or additional training
what aspects of your occupation most appeal to you
what is a typical day like?
what are the tasks that you perform?
do you mostly deal with people, data, or things?
describe your working conditions
what tools and equipment are used?
what are the physical and psychological demands of your job?
what are the benefits of your job?
what types of institutions/companies employ people in you occupation?
are job opportunities increasing or remaining the same?
does this occupation offer you the opportunity to acquire skills and responsibility that wold allow room for advancement?
are these skills transferable?
what re some of your interests? are yo able to satisfy them at work?
what did yo have to give up in order to pursue your occupation? was it worth it?
what advice would you give someone wanting to enter this profession?
what kind of interview tips would you give to someone preparing to enter your field?

please answer if you have the time. thanks.
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animeniacKING Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
love your work.
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:iconzenstep:
reminds me a lot of kekai kotaki, in a very good way
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Jojingo Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daarken-sama! You complete me!
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:icongreat-name:
Amazing! Fantastic gallery!
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HorheSoloma Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :)
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rajasegar Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, have a great time :D
:cake:
:party:
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Here's hoping your birthday was a happy one! :D
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:iconluciferusss:
Happy Birthday ! :cake:
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:iconzakdo:
Happy Birthday !! *-* some day I'll like to draw like you  :iconblushplz:
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J0PP3R Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday man! :D (Big Grin) 
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psyAlera Jan 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday
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Stygma Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :party: :cake: :dance:
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:) Happy Birthday to you! :)
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Alara-Shade Jan 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy Birfday!!Airborne 
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LadyNilstria Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! 8D *chocolate and confetti*
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Happy B-DAy!!! :)
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artistafrustrado Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-day! :highfive: i hope you're having a really awesome day! :dance::cake::party:
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CyclesofShadows Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :iconcakeplz:
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RobGekko Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!! Stay awesome! :D
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