tunnel syndrome x3

I have noticed that the topic of wrist/arm pain has become quite a hot topic amongst artists and illustrators alike over the past several weeks. As many of you already know, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel in both my wrists and Ulnar Neuropathy (Cubital Tunnel) in my left arm. The past 3-4 weeks have …

Rise of the Eldrazi

Yay, my first spoiled card from Rise of the Eldrazi. I am sure most people are aware of this, but usually my “new” cards aren’t new at all. This illustration was completed 7 months ago. I think that is probably the typical turnaround time for the release of an illustration (for MTG anyway). Being able …

nostromo layout

During my interview with Dave Rapoza people were asking about my Nostromo, so I figured I would post a little tutorial on how I configured mine. I actually cheated a little bit. The picture with the nostromo layout is actually what the control panel looks like on a PC. The control panel on a Mac …

interview – hosted by dave rapoza

Tonight the almighty Dave Rapoza will interview me on his Livestream. Will there be coconut oil involved? I guess you just have to attend to find out. Please come and join in on the fun and ask any questions that have been burning a hole in your brainpan. The interview starts at 6:00pm EST tonight, …

intuos 3 winner

Congrats to Lane Brown, the winner of the Intuos 3! I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.

Grand Prix – Washington D.C.

I will be signing cards and selling prints/proofs at the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix in Chantilly, VA. I hope to have a limited edition art book available for the show as well. I still need to finish 7-8 new illustrations for the book and find a publisher. I am planning on self publishing, but …

Magical magicness

Hey howdy. It has been awhile since I last updated, my apologies. Things have been kinda crazy around here lately…by crazy I mean my normal work schedule. Actually no, so far this year freelance has been pretty slow, which means I can work on more personal stuff. Three weeks ago I launched my first purchasable …

beautiful grim and beyond

I can’t believe I forgot to post this. This was my entry for the Beautiful Grim fundraiser. I can’t even remember how many times I started over, I think I started 8-9 completely different paintings before settling on this one. Coming up with an idea was really hard for me because of how mentally and …

Female hunter trailer

The trailer for the Female Hunter tutorial is up on my YouTube site. The store will launch on February 10th, so stop by on Wednesday! The url for the store will be daarken.com/store.  I just wanted to remind people that this video tutorial is not available as a physical DVD, but is only available as …

New tutorial on the horizon

Woooo, I finally finished recording my new video tutorial, let the clouds part and angels rejoice. My days of recording in the closet are over…until the next time I start recording a new tutorial that is. The video is approximately 128 minutes of real time video. There are two versions available, one in 1280×800 for …