Sunday, December 05, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Beautiful Grim

Mixed Media
11.5" x 15.25"

Here is my contribution for the Beautiful Grim charity show.
His Story:
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.

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.

We currently have artists contributing that hail from all regions of the industry: concept artists, animators, photographers, sculptors, fine artists, illustrators, you name it. The theme for the auction is "Beautiful Grim." The interpretation of "Beautiful Grim" has been left up to the artists.

All the work that is up for online auction can be viewed at There are many submissions from numerous talented artists, please take a look and pass the link to others who may want to donate for a good cause!

thank you~~

Thursday, February 25, 2010


In addition to illustrating, creating a stop motion animation is a goal I have wanted to achieve. I've always had an interest for figurines and claymation and watching Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline recently helped inspire me to try this new project of mine.

I have happily accomplished creating my main character! Made out of bare wires, sculpey and other available materials she stands at nine inches tall and footage has commenced. There is a lot I am going to and need to learn along the way but I'm really excited about this!

I shall keep you posted on my stop motion endeavors and some new work coming soon~