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Elysium - The Art of Daarken
Take a trip through Daarken's mind as you travel from epic fantasy to contemporary beauty in Elysium—The Art of Daarken, the culmination of the past four years of this freelance artist’s work in the gaming industry. This exciting journey covers a selection of personal illustrations and private commissions, as well as previously unseen pieces for world-famous franchises suc ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by 3DTotal Publishing
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This is a well put together book full of beautiful (albeit predominantly dark) art, with cogent discussions of the pieces, including interesting personal reminiscences, details on their creation, and some extremely valuable tutorials in Daarken's style and methods. And I've got to say, for someone who professes to hate painting buildings, the works included here are phenomenal. They are a complete contrast to his equally amazing fantasy work. I didn't know Daarken by name before I picked the boo ...more
(More pictures on my blog)
Here's the artbook of Mike Lim, better known as Daarken. His website and blog are worth checking out also if you can't get enough from this 200-page hardcover.
This is a concept art book featuring mainly character designs he has created for publications, video games and other projects. The focus is on fantasy art so you'll see work from Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, Kingdoms of Amalur and his other personal projects.
The character design ...more