Sunday, November 14, 2010

Limited Edition Prints now Available!

Each print is a limited edition Giclee Print of only 50, 13"x19" with border. Hand-signed and numbered on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310GSM paper. These prints are artist proofed, color corrected and printed on an Epson Pro 3880 with Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. Treat them right and they will outlive you.

Your print is guaranteed to arrive safely and is shipped priority in a protective sleeve between two backing boards in a rigid stay-flat mailer. No shipping tube means no flattening required.

25% of all profit goes to support Seattle's Animal Shelter; 


"Order Upon Chaos"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

GW2 Commoner's Market Process PSD

Download the Layered Process PSD for Photoshop: Click!

I've not shared a process .psd for far too long and felt this might be the perfect image to do just that. You can get a glimpse at some process, technique and how things need to be processed to be animated.

My workshop down below has just about sold-out, so if you were in the area and interested:
Now's the time to sign-up. We can high-five in person if you do!

Been doing my best with weekly updates at The Sketchpad of Doom.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oh Canada

Hey Vancouver, I'm coming to town on Oct. 9th to teach a workshop for Daisho.
You can expect to see many different processes, techniques and tools uniquely Digital.

I'd hope to see you there, we can talk about art and maybe even highfive.
Please see here for more information:
There's only 30 seats, so do hurry if you're interested.

Monday, August 16, 2010

GuildWars 2 GDC China

Art Director Daniel Dociu has once again traveled around the world spreading the good word of GuildWars2 and just as before he's shared an enormous amount of concept and cinematic work to go with it. Some of my small contribution is below but you can and should view the massive slideshow on ArenaNet's blog here: Click!

Still doing my best with weekly updates at the Sketchpad

Monday, June 7, 2010

Far From

Just because I told myself I'd update tonight, I suppose I will.
I'll have to come back to this one maybe? Or maybe I will just spend the time elsewhere. Been really hard on myself and my art lately, feels like there is no time to lose.

Can't stop listening to: this
In a perfect world, I'd like to take a break and make music, or sculpt, or write, or cook or make films or get a puppy.

Updates at the Sketchpad

Thursday, May 20, 2010

GuildWars 2 GDC 2010 Presentation

ArenaNet's Art Director Daniel Dociu gave a presentation at this years GDC that featured the art from the many and various artists working on GuildWars 2. Though I've only been here a short time I was honored that a few of my paintings were included.

You can view the presentation in it's entirely here: Click !
To see the art itself in HD you can view ArenaNet's Youtube Channel.
There is a lot of art in there from a lot of great artists, you should check it out.

All images are of course copyright ArenaNet and NcSoft.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The night's catch.

A quick two from tonight. After finding myself a little burnt out from too many bigger paintings going on at once I've found solace and even joy from doing lots of sketches. I think now may be a stage in which I should focus on studies and experimentation more and more ...

Hope you don't mind me posting studies here, I'm not sure what to think about it but I'd like to share. I'll probably revisit these two when the time comes.

I've had fun lately experimenting with smudge and sharpen if you couldn't tell already.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


A quick one that told me it was done.


I've been broadcasting much of my personal painting time live lately. It's been sporadic as has what I've been working on but it has been very enjoyable to have company as I paint and I hope it has been entertaining to some.

I plan to be painting live most Wednesday nights around 19:00 PST (GMT -7:00) as well as whenever I can afford the time. If you are interested please join me then and for everyone else you can watch the recorded broadcasts anytime you'd like.

(Edited player to default as off, didn't like that it played ad's with volume 24 seconds after you loaded this page.)

Come join me, shoot the breeze - ask questions - listen to my music - whatever you'd like :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kekai Kotaki

Mr. Kekai is demonstrating his skills up here in Bellevue, WA.
I think you should be here for it, it will be fun. We can highfive.

Six hours?! 120 Dollars?! Deal of the centurrrryyyyyyy !!!
Click !

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Done for,
All the artists contributions can be seen here.

"My name is Daarken and I am a concept artist and illustrator working for Mythic Entertainment. My friend Leif Jeffers, an animator at DreamWorks, and I are organizing an art auction fundraiser that will be held next year. Earlier this year my girlfriend, Cat, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25. On November 3rd, 2009, she had a bilateral mastectomy after going through 16 weeks of chemotherapy. As you can imagine it has been hard for her, not only mentally and physically, but financially. In order to help alleviate some of her medical bills Leif and I wanted to throw an art auction. The proceeds that are left over after her medical bills have been paid will go to a breast cancer related charity to be determined by the artists in the coming weeks."

Mike and Cat are newly engaged. Please give them your support, spread the word and do what you can for the charity.

Please visit the website for upcoming information on the showing and auction.
In the meantime you can donate on the main-page here.


Monday, February 22, 2010

spare moments

A pair done quickly, anything I added seemed to take away so in essence I suppose they are complete. Done with spare moments, the kind I wish were in abundance.

Also updated SketchpadofDoom with a few more sketches.
Going to respond to those who commented on the last post now.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vanguard's Outpost

Things are going well, I've been super busy moving and settling into a new city and haven't had the time to update nor really to do much art. This one dates back a few months and I have sadly lost a few others in process during the move. I've resolved to create a lot of more art lately so I'm hoping to update more often either here on my sketchblog so keep an eye out if you please :)

Going to respond to those who commented on the last post now.