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I have a massive character design crush of Gwyn. Even if Dark Souls is a minimalistic plot, his story was very well told. And it's gorgeous.

I made up a good deal of the armor on the PC myself, based off eastern and elite knight sets.

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LordGwyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
''I have a massive character design crush of Gwyn''

Oh...my...
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1rafabud Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
God...
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chavis54 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
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Ikoter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Writer
WHY? Just WHY Cant we get his fiery swoorrd!!!!!!!
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ZeroMKX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can't you get it by offering his soul to the giant blacksmith in anor londo with a specific lesser weapon? a merchant also sells his armor.
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Ikoter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Writer
Off corse I know how to get his sword! But i want it to be on fkin fire!

FFS. I have absolutely all the attainableness in the game. Weapons, armors, consumables, everything!
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
That'd be awesome, his flame blade looks so cool!

Still, when I saw the battle and was hoping for a heartless end boss, but the background music made me think of a broken father, a fallen king with no reason to live on anymore.
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Ikoter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
That is indeed the story. But do you truly know who fights this battle?

Gwyn represents Light while the main character represents Dark. Literraly. Its because of the Lord Souls at the begginning of the game.

However! Its even more sad not being able to use his fiery sword.

My character has level 345, I've worked hard, with vitality, strength and dexterity at 99. My main weapon is Gwyn's sword which I use to auto-attack people all day.

And here comes the problem. The sword deals about 564 physical damage but no fire dmg. I'm a person who likes fire, kind of, and would have skyrocketed if Gwyn's sword still had the fire thing.

Thats why I cry wolf to sheeps.
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Is it true this game is freaking hard?
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Ikoter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Hard? Only for the people who don't know their way. I'm in new game +7 so.... I'm pretty experienced. its hard to say that the game is hard. This game is meant to teach people. Once you learn it, it becomes easier. So its hard to say that is a hard game.
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Is it true you have to design your own character?
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Ikoter Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Writer
Yes. However, without humanity you'll just sped the entire game looking like bacon.
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Sorry to ask so much but I'm new to that game, how do you level up humanity then?
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DkSChillin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
This looks amazing!
Can I use it as my youtube channel's cover picture?
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aikiro Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Digital Artist
I apologize but no. Thank you for asking still!
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DkSChillin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
oks no problem :)
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Syumerrt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think minimalistic plot is a very poor choice of words to describe the story and lore of Dark Souls. 
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CASSDOG Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen!
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Barocka Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
!!!
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aikiro Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Digital Artist
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6trixter9 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
its really too bad u can't have that sword with the fire on it :(
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aikiro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Digital Artist
I guess if you put Charcoal Pine Resin on it, you can pretend it's on fire.
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6trixter9 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
the game doesn't allow u to do that with this sword.... :(
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aikiro Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh right... soul-crafted special weapons. That's a bummer....
I'm sure the PC hacker guys have figured out a way to make it on fire.
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wittyCanadian Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
minimal plot?! sir, you simply MUST check out some lore vids on youtube. Most of the story is hidden in plain sight! Also, I have major envy of your skills, you talented bastard.:stupidme:
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aikiro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh hoho, I am well aware of the depth of the story of Dark Souls my friend. I am simply saying it to those who haven't yet played the game so they are not taken by surprise.

Why thank you!
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Mr-King55 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
That's one of the best images of Gwynn that I've seen! X x
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aikiro Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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Doofus-the-Cool Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an awesome piece of art. Awesme. :thumbsup:

His story is heartbreaking to say the least. To sacrifice that much for his own people...
In the end I really couldn't figure out if he was a good or bad guy overall (good for undead and bad for humans was the final conclusion)
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aikiro Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Eehhhh I like to think Gwyn was a good guy. The fire is what made the world able to change and he let his own soul become fuel for the fire.

Drove him crazy in the end but he did what he thought was best.

And thank you :heart:
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InspectorPepe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome composition and colors, love it!
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aikiro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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VideoGameGeek5 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What armor is the Chosen undead wearing?
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aikiro Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
It's Gwyn and the player character. Player character is wearing a set of made up armor. I listed the sets it's based off of in the artist comments.
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VideoGameGeek5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh! i understand
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carrythesememories Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome!
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aikiro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
:heart:
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Plank-Boy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glorious work you made.
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aikiro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sublime.
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aikiro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
:heart:
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RancidDinosaur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Oh yes... Dark Souls fanart... so rare...

Nevertheless this is amazing. My husband is going to drool all over this when he gets home. Very nice job.
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aikiro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
XD Is your husband a Dark Souls fan?
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RancidDinosaur Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Very much so. Him and his friend have a Dark Souls night at least once every two weeks. He ended up buying the game twice because he got a new computer.
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aikiro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh Prepare to Die edition. You clever, clever company From Software.
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oO0-KayTe-0Oo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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aikiro Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
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