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Bilbo stealing the Arkenstone by daarken
Bilbo stealing the Arkenstone
This was painted for Kabam for the game The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth. 
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Spirits of War by daarken
Spirits of War
This is a playmat illustration I did for GP San Antonio, 2014. You can visit my blog to learn more about the illustration and see the original sketch. daarken.com/blog/2014/10/28/gp…

I also created a video tutorial if you want to see the process. gum.co/spiritsofwar
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After working on my mentorship for almost a year, I finally finished the first 10 weeks of the Advanced Digital Painting mentorship. The first advanced class starts on Sept. 4th. I actually still have two slots available if anyone is interested. You can find out more information about the class here. enliighten.com/daarkens-mentor…

If you are interested in taking the advanced class that starts on Sept. 4th, send an email to mentorship@daarken.com. 

I also have the "video only" tier available for the Advanced Digital Painting class. It includes all of the videos from the first 10 weeks of the class (25 videos totaling more than 1,500 minutes) and is $250. You can purchase it by sending the payment to my Paypal account (daarkenart@daarken.com) and then create a free Vimeo account. Send a message to me via Vimeo (my user is Daarken) and I will give you access to the videos. 

Thanks! 
After working on my mentorship for almost a year, I finally finished the first 10 weeks of the Advanced Digital Painting mentorship. The first advanced class starts on Sept. 4th. I actually still have two slots available if anyone is interested. You can find out more information about the class here. enliighten.com/daarkens-mentor…

If you are interested in taking the advanced class that starts on Sept. 4th, send an email to mentorship@daarken.com. 

I also have the "video only" tier available for the Advanced Digital Painting class. It includes all of the videos from the first 10 weeks of the class (25 videos totaling more than 1,500 minutes) and is $250. You can purchase it by sending the payment to my Paypal account (daarkenart@daarken.com) and then create a free Vimeo account. Send a message to me via Vimeo (my user is Daarken) and I will give you access to the videos. 

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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ShalimarsSong Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Daarken ... I had left a comment on one of your images, but thought that I would ask here. I write poetry to music, & make YouTube videos with them & images from DA that I feel that I have permission to use. This is just a hobby, there is no money made. If I give you credit, may I have permission to use some of your work. I would also give you a link as well. I was looking at your gallery, & saw so many that I was impressed with. Would love to use some of your artwork, it is very good. Thank You :) (Smile) 
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daarken Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, but unfortunately that image is owned by Games Workshop, therefore I'm not allowed to give permission to others to use it.
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ShalimarsSong Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well =( ... Thank you for letting me know. =)
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daarken Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all of the birthday wishes, I really appreciate it! 
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UnlivedGecko Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello daarken! Did you have a graphics tablet that the surface becomes slippery? Do you use the film to the working surface of the tablet PC?
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daarken Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have a screen protector on my Wacom Companion. 
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UnlivedGecko Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This applies to model Cintiq? It is suitable for Intuos Pro?
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daarken Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Iv'e never used an Intuos Pro, so I'm really not sure.
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Physchotronica Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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Lionheartssj Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Birthday cake by KmyGraphic
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OokamiAikouka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! I love your art, it is very beautiful, well detailed and really shows off your skills as a great artist! :D I hope this upcoming year is blessed for you!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, have a great time :D
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HannahWhoDraws Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :) You are a marvellous artist! 
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LadyNilstria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! 8D *chocolate and confetti*
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dourlynome Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Happy birthday.
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mutantcomix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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DrFaustus3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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On-A-WHM Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Happy Birthday!
:cake: :dance: :cake:
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
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