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Dark Souls: Ornstein and Smough by karniz Dark Souls: Ornstein and Smough by karniz
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Drawn: June 16th 2012
Program: Pencil & Paint Tool Sai
From: Dark Souls


You know, I was really due to draw these guys...
Took me about an hour to render in pencil, and an hour and a half total to CG this. So proud. ♥

NOTE: I actually tweeted a preview of this illustration the day I completed it over on my twitter!

Yup. Ornstein & Smough. Biggie and Smalls. Ren and Stimpy. Jay and Silent Bob. Beavis and Butthead. Toejam and Earl. Bert and Ernie. Pinky and The Brain. Rocky and Bullwinkle. Cookies and Cream... wait, maybe not that last one... hehe.
[I could go on forever, hahaha!]

I also posted a "How I Color My Illustrations Part 02" using this illustration! Go check it out~

I would appreciate comments left pertain to my actual art. If you have a question concerning Dark Souls, please ask me in either my Tumblr, or the DeviantArt notes system. Thank you!

If you enjoy my Dark Souls comics, please visit my website Karniz's Many Deaths in Dark Souls - it get's all of the new strips before DeviantART does!
How to check when I've uploaded a new one? Follow my Tumblr or subscribe to my mailing list on the site!

Please keep your comments about the illustration.
Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) from From Software/Dark Souls. All rights reserved.
Please do not copy, use [icons, avatars, etc.], reproduce, or redistribute the art for any reason other than personal use.
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:iconcolezaveri:
ColeZaveri Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Student Artist
Just love those two as bosses. Ultimate in bro love right there.
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:iconfortunato-sors:
Fortunato-Sors Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those fabulous nips.

Now I know why I died so much, too distracted.
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:iconcaptriskyboots:
CaptRiskyBoots Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You will need all the help you can get with these two. I summon a phantom NPC and Solaire all the time.
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Para-love Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I'm pretty positive Ornstein is wearing Armor but I've never been able to figure out of Smough was or not...he just looks gross lol
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny, cuz I drew this because of this.
That's Smough under his armor. He's a hunka-burning-love. ♥
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:iconpara-love:
Para-love Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
lol a hunka-burning-love. 
Awesome!
Though that is pretty cool! Thanks for shedding some of that light on me 0 o0.
Do you know a lot about the Lore of Dark souls because there are some questions I have on thingse that just straight out confuse me XD
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can look it up online - there's a TON of information.
[I just don't have the time to recite it all... kehehe.]
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:iconpara-love:
Para-love Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Some of the info contradicts though. 
Example: Gwyndolin made an illusion of Gwynevere. Attack her and the illusion falls and things go crazy, BUT (here's the kicker) if you kill him she's still there and things don't go crazy, none of the other illusions he has made fall. That doesn't make much sense to me iunno though. Love this game
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Ultima996 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Smough : Oh yeah my metallic tits...
Ornstein : You are SHOCKING.
Best. Hollow. Joke. EVER.

Great Job!
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necrofulos Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Pikachu&snorlax :P, Great illustration anyway, keep going!
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insert-name-here13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
These two are the only ones who I can't find a Demon's Souls equivalent for. Does anyone have any idea?
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.. the Maneaters. XD
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:iconinsert-name-here13:
insert-name-here13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I thought the Bell Gargoyles would be a better match for the Maneaters. :/
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See, to me the Bell Gargoyles were pushovers...
Now the Maneaters? They make people throw controllers out the window! XD
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EXADI Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
No,I don't think the Maneaters are the equivalent of Ornstein and Smough, it's definitely the Gargoyles. The thing about Ornstein & Smough is that they are completely different and they cover up each other's weaknesses, while the Maneaters and the Gargoyles are almost the same boss just doubled.
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drownmeslowly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Holy Sh, great work!

these guys gave me nightmares :(
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your list of nicknames reminds me of [link] ^_^
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MrFuzzy332 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plain epicness they actually look better than they look ingame :D
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:iconlaerei:
Laerei Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Smalls and Biggs, Spongebob and Patrick, Beavis and Butthead, Ren and Stimpy, Mario and Luigi, Solid Snake and Ocelot, Bonnie and Clyde...


Fatboy Slim!
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Emanshood Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Only the emotion of PAIN is felt as I view this picture...
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:iconfrostgore:
Frostgore Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
make me want to see a fan-something out of this two guy on their old days
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T-Mikes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I love this piece. I've been running an Ornstein page on Facebook for a while now and I was wondering if you'd mind me using part of this as a profile image. You'll be credited as the creator and owner of the work of course.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surely! I only ask that you do not claim to be the artist of the illustration and that you link to my DeviantART page, and my main website @ noizmaker.net - thank you for asking first. Not many people do that. ^w^;;
[and maybe even link me the facebook addy? I don't actually use facebook... so I have no earthly clue HOW to even find it. ^u^]
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T-Mikes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thank you so much. The picture's been uploaded and links to both your pages were included in the description. If you decide you'd like to take a look for yourself here is the link to the main page [link] As for asking first, don't mention it. It's your work after all so it's only right to get your consent first.
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Recon234 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Ornstein's armour is beautiful.. I love the colour, and everything about that armour is perfect. On him. On me, it looks silly. I think it might be because we don't get the red plume?
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karniz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I'm SO mad we don't get that... but in essence, it's actually his "hair"...! So yeah. We don't have luscious long beautiful locks... /sigh
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Recon234 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Oh my Godzilla, that's his hair?! My eyes have been opened... :O
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Recon234 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
-God.

Stupid autocorrect
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:iconlaamafani:
Laamafani Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
For me this was the best boss fight in the game. I found the Capra Demon and Bed Of Chaos a lot more annoying than Pen and Teller here.
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:iconflauschtraut:
Flauschtraut Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This is simply badass!!
I didn't realise how ... saggy Smough is.
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:icondigital-ashes:
Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oreos and Smog. Of every boss fight these two pissed me off the most.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they were only slightly more annoying that the Four Kings. >u<;;
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Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They were but then the update came out and iron flesh got nerfed so the the kings became harder. Now they're about even. I think. I haven't played in awhile
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Undead-Zamiel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Snorlax and Pikachu.

Ornsteins my favorite boss and he looks wonderful here.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You watched that too, did you?
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:iconsevroy:
Sevroy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Awesome job. Looks great, excellent work.
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:iconhellmouth:
Hellmouth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
It might be nitpicking, but you do realize you weren't drawing a gold lion-headed guy, but a guy in armour, right?
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karniz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not nitpicking at all. I KNEW it would be pointed out by a ton of people, hehe.
Sadly twas an illustration done BEFORE I got the Dark Souls Design Works, which has amazing references to how their armors were drawn. So don't worry, all future illustrations of Ornstein will be done proper. ^w^
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Hellmouth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I'm sorry, lol, that probably was harsher than it needed be.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine, I'm used to it sadly. Strengthens my skin. I like critiques. ^w^;;
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Slate-sky Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Artist
In concurrance with the comments left; You do them proud.
I'll look forward to seeing Artorias...
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already did a Artorias illustration! ♥
Sadly it was prior to my actual real reference for him... so I'll have to do another one sometime soon.
After I do Priscilla. hehe.
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Slate-sky Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Artist
Ahh, Priscilla... I'll look forward to seeing her, and I'll add that I was extremely reluctant to kill her in the game, as she made such polite conversation...
My regards!
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Caimbreaksyou Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Amazing rendition of these two. As always, your details are great.

Ornstein and Smough... Don't these two just bring back memories.
My first run through the game, I did without using backup on the bosses (neither NPC nor human).
Consequently, these guys were unpleasant.
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karniz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're unpleasant to even the most seasoned player, I think.
Me? I'm ridiculous... I prefer to stand back and pewpew with my Soul Spears and throw Fireballs. I RELY on help. So not fun. Nope.
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Caimbreaksyou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
No, indeed not. Neither was spending the entire night learning their attack patterns (by taking those attacks on the jaw) and mastering the "fighting retreat" style of Dark Souls boss slaying.
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DarkSoul-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
It looks pretty awesome, but I can't stop thinking about something...

Isn't the lion's mouth were Ornstein's eyes are supposed to peek out from?
If you drew teeth on it, he wouldn't be able to see :D

Now "that" would be an easy boss-fight!
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karniz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes yes yes. I know I know. Unfortunately this illustration was drawn BEFORE I had my hands on the Design Works so I didnt have good references for Ornstein... well now I do, so all future illustrations will be done proper~ [such with everything else in the game, I plan on using it a LOT. ♥]
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kevmeister-1995 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I think another nickname I've heard for these two is "snorlax and pikachu"....fairly clever if you ask me :meow:

But either way,this looks epic...perhaps the most epic thing I've seen all month~ :dummy:
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karniz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Snorlax and Pikachu... I forgot about that one. ♥
And thanks~ /blush
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