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Dark Souls: Artorias by karniz Dark Souls: Artorias by karniz

Completed: May 15th 2012
Media/Program: Pencil & Paint Tool Sai
Origin: Dark Souls

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ADDED AUGUST 2012: Please keep in mind that this illustration was drawn [in May] before any information on Artorias [other than his design] was released. So yes, I know his left arm ain't workin'. But back then? I didn't. Hehe. Thank you for your understanding!

So I made this into a poster for sale at Anime Next 2012.
Amazingly: It sold out.
I didn't think it would! I believe the majority of the copies sold was to people aware of Dark Souls, although there were about two sold to people who just liked the way he looks.

See, Dark Souls appeals to the majority. Cool badasses in armor is always a good thing. ♥

If I were to reprint this, and offer it on Etsy/Store Envy, would you buy it? Discuss.

If you enjoy my Dark Souls illustrations, please visit my Tumblr, or my comic site Karniz's Many Deaths in Dark Souls! | Tumblr | Twitter

Illustration by Donna Brown. All rights reserved.
Please do not copy, use [icons, avatars, etc.], reproduce, or redistribute the art for any reason other than personal use. Thank you!
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Totenhammer Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so bad ass! Nice Work man!
Fantastic work. I mean, he's no Tarkus, but this is an incredible rendition of Artorias. Excellent work. =)
He may have lost his soul to the Abyss...But his Spirit Will live on forever.
One of my favourite pictures of Dark Souls ever! This is awesome :D Keep up the amazing work! :DDDD
iamYORGOS Feb 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Best Artorias fanart so far!! I mean just look at that badass pose EVIL Laughter! Devilish 
Storytelleri Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really amazing. I love the colors, pose, shades and background - everything. :iconsupertighthugplz:
Nelskii Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's taken me so long to comment on this, but I love it. :love:
For me, it's looking at Artorias from another perspective; you see him in a 'Greatsword-Mastery' pose, and it makes me think... what brilliance he was capable off before the events of Oolacile...

Artorias is my favourite character from Dark Souls, and here you have drawn him in a glory long lost. 
I know you mention about his arm, but he was able to wield a greatsword with great skill so no negatives for overlooking that. :D

You showcase his skill well. 

This drawing is just brilliant. :love: :D
Artorias is an opponent to remember. Just badass pic.
Mistarictuc Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooooooo badass.Awesome work
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