Category Archives: Art


Abyssal Specter

Abyssal Specter - Modern Masters 2017
Daarken here with some new art. I believe I only have one new painting in Modern Masters 2017, which is funny because I wasn't even aware that I was creating an illustration for it.
How can that be? Sometimes art is used for other sets or sometimes an art description […]



Volo’s Guide to Monsters – Concepts

Draegloth concept
A few months ago I posted some of my Yuan-ti concepts I created for Volo's Guide to Monsters. We were given permission to post the rest of the concepts we created during the 3-week long concept push where I was joined by Chris Rahn and Tyler Jacobson. I guess you could refer to us as […]



Aether Revolt

Yahenni's Expertise - Aether Revolt © Wizards of the Coast
It's preview season again for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set Aether Revolt, due to hit stores January 20th, 2017.
So far two of my cards have been previewed: Yahenni's Expertise and Scrap Trawler. I believe I have a total of five cards in Aether […]



Volo’s Guide to Monsters

Today I received a copy of Volo's Guide to Monsters in the mail, which was a surprise because I didn't know I had any art in it. I thought it would be fun to film an unboxing so that we can experience the surprise together!

Yuan-ti
Yuan-ti are a pretty iconic race of the Dungeons […]



Kaladesh

Solemn Simulacrum a.k.a. sad robot
All of my cards for Kaladesh have now been previewed! I have a total of 6 cards in Kaladesh and I think I'll have 4 in Aether Revolt? I'll have to check.
Working on Kaladesh was a huge change from Innistrad, not just the content, but also the lighting and […]



Kaladesh Previews from PAX

Gonti, Lord of Luxury © Wizards of the Coast
If you've been following Magic: The Gathering at PAX, then you've probably seen a few of my concepts and illustrations for the upcoming set Kaladesh.
Back in 2014 I was brought in as part of a team to help concept the world of Kaladesh for Origins. […]



Khorne Pit Fight

It was recently announced that my Khorne painting will be on the cover of the September 2016 issue of White Dwarf magazine!
I used to look through White Dwarf when I was a kid, so it's crazy to think that one of my paintings will be on the cover.
You might have noticed that my […]



Kickstarter Launched!

My Playmat & Print Kickstarter launched today!
You can choose from six different playmats and prints, which include Bloodstained Mire, Bloodghast, Bridge from Below, Soul of New Phyrexia, Praetor's Counsel, and Birthing Pod. Both Bridge from Below and Praetor's Counsel will be Kickstarter exclusives.
Hopefully this will only be my first playmat Kickstarter. I know there […]



Playmat & Print Kickstarter

On August 15th, 2016 I will launch my first playmat Kickstarter! There will be six different playmats to choose from: Birthing Pod, Soul of New Phyrexia, Bridge from Below, Praetor's Counsel, Bloodghast, and Bloodstained Mire. Praetor's Counsel and Bridge from Below will be a Kickstarter exclusive playmats. I will also be offering 11x17 prints of the […]



Eldritch Moon

It That Rides as One
Time for some new art! The rest of my Eldritch Moon cards have been previewed, so I can finally show the high-res versions.
I've noticed that my illustrations for Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon printed extremely dark and very contrasty. I've been doing illustrations for Magic: The Gathering for probably […]