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.” 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 BioWare Mythic 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 rolled around all day. He now spends his days freelancing full-time, creating monsters and zombies and, of course, playing more video games.

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Video Games
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Doom (Doom 4)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
League of Legends
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Iron Dukes
Ryse: Son of Rome
Guardians of Middle Earth
Trojan War
Clash of the Dragons
War of Legions
Reign of Dragons
Legend of the Cryptids
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth
Collectible Card Games
Game of Thrones
Call of Cthulhu
Magic: The Gathering
World of Warcraft
Warhammer: Invasion
Role Playing Games
Midnight: Star and Shadow
Dungeons & Dragons
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition
Dungeon Command
Board Games
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Deluxe Edition
Horus Heresy
Magazines and Books
Spectrum 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
2D Artist Magazine
Digital Painting Techniques Vol 1, 2
Digital Art Masters Vol 2, 4
Exotique 5
ImagineFX Magazine
BlueCanvas Magazine
Danone Actimel
2012 Honda Civic
CD Covers
After Earth
Zero Charisma