Tuesday, April 13, 2010

beautiful grim

i finished hibernating from the virtual world of blogger.

This is my contribution to Beautiful Grim Charity show.

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'dear deer'
acrylic + mixed media
7 x 5.5

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.


check out Martha Chan's beautiful piece too !

Much love to Gayle Wheatley for featuring me on Culture Vixen!

yeah so actually, i was busy working on Ugly Americans, facebook page for the non americans, its airing on comedy central right now after south park :)