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Dark Souls: Artorias Vs Ornstein by MenasLG Dark Souls: Artorias Vs Ornstein by MenasLG
Been a while. This one is sort of a thank you to all the DaS fans out there that support my work.
Working on a lot of different non-DaS stuff but I had to finish this one.
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Vykos86 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Amazing!
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WinterDominus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Badass encounter! 
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TheSadGryllotalpa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Dear Lord, is it possible? My favourite bosses are in one artLa la la la 
Good work!
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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TheSadGryllotalpa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
My pleasure)
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:iconjc2172:
Jc2172 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
"Brother... It has come to this then..."
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187456 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Good god... I sure wouldn't want to be around that fight! Though how sick would it be to have a 2v2 Solaire/Chosen Undead vs Artorias/Ornstein battle? *Sigh* I can only imagine...

Magnificent drawing by the way!
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chocomax45 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Nothing beats the sunbro duo!
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bro.
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Paul-Romero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HUMBLY REQUEST YOU ALLOW ME TO ADD COLOR TO THIS MASTERPIECE
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead.
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:iconmoreuse:
Moreuse Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
humm... wonder who would win.
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:iconvanhendricks:
Vanhendricks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist

Artorias Vs Ornstein???


Mmmm... Mmm...


I vote Siegmeyer!

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Ultra-X-Ice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Nice art work!
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:icongeorgek117:
Georgek117 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a battle i'd love to see! and GREAT drawing :D
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bro.
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SebReaper Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Artist
Ferocious!
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Fapnnap Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
One of the best drawings for these two ive ever seen really well done my friend keep up the great work DARK SOULS FOR LIFE :D

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MenasLG Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bro
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Fapnnap Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
No problem i love to see great art of these two characters love to see what you put out there in the future :D
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Primi-Agminis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Colored version? They need to have some deep dark hues
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was debating whether I should do it. I probably will soon.
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killermuffin1997 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hey (: 

Just wanted to let you know, I used this piece as reference for killermuffin1997.deviantart.co…

I gave you credit, and gave a link to this picture (: Maybe you could check it out?

Dark Souls forever! :heart: 
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xRyuSama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist
wow this looks so awesome!
can I color it please?
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead. :)
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist
This drawing is so inspiring!! Great job!
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome!
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Devian12345 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Writer
Made by HellkiteDrake:

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MenasLG Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seen it. Great stuff.
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GameJunkie7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or: You foul creature...you dare stand before me....

Ar: *wet rasping growl*

Or: Curse you...you dare use his corpse! I'm sorry Artorias...but I refuse to let this monster parade in your flesh."

Ar: *bone-chilling howl*

Or: I couldn't have said it better....
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ornstein was probably about Duty and Honour above all else while Smough was just a amoral killer. He may have respected his skills as a warrior and saw fit to to have a brief moment regarding him before heading to battle again. 

Now Artorias, well do I even need to talk about his sense of loyalty, given that he sacrificed his shield to protect Sif?
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are two sides of the same coin. Both were honorable knights.
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AidanInferno Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My two favorite characters in the whole game :D very nice work here. I'd love to see a duel between Artorias and Ornstein 
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'd love to see a proper duel too. :)
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qapple Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I found this, it's adual between the two www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmakyi…
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, interesting vid.
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vopop30 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
The only piece of real characterization we get of Ornstein is his mourning of Smough's death. He likely is disgusted by Smough's personality and habits, but remember that being the captain of the four knights makes him something of a lieutenant to Gwyn. Ornstein has probably watched tens of thousands of compatriots die to dragons ("For everyone one of them, we lost three score of our own.") and demons under his command.
The one thing I can say for sure is that I'd love to see him in Dark Souls 2 with some spoken lines, since we know what every other one of the four knights sound like. Of course a word or two from Gwyn himself would be really neat too.
Great art by the way!
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and yes, Ornstein has a lot of potential for an interesting character. Fingers crossed that he is in DS2.
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zodderick Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
good stuff right there
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FoxArt131 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
god damn man!!! this is amazing i really hope that they create a comic or book around dark souls and they use this type of art style. this is really amazing man. 
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bro.
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Warfairking Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Artorias, from what i've seen he's a lot better at fighting than Ornstein who kinda just jabs away at his opponents and hopes for the best.
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes but keep in mind that Arty was designed as a solo boss fight while Ornstein was designed to work with Smough. I'm sure he's no push-over in any case, seeing how he has that Dragonslayer title and was probably the captain of the Four Knights.
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Warfairking Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Every memeber of the four knights of gwyn was a dragonslayer Orstein was the only one arrogant enough to hold a title for it. Gough of the four knights lead the dragonslayer archers all they did was KILL dragons. Gough was BLIND and shot kalameet out of the sky, Orstein really can't use his title as an excuse for his skill. And i'm not saying he's a push over but i've fought all four of the knights of gwyn and out of all of them I have to say as fast as he is, he is the most lacking in skill. Honestly I believe in a one of one fight, without smough saving his ass every time he needed it, Artorias would pound Orsteins face though the ground and falcon punch him upside the head. Just my opinion though everyone has one.
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Skylar297 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
You 'ought to take into consideration the fact that the DLC was designed to be more difficult. If it didn't provide more of a challenge than the vanilla game, then it wouldn't be so good, am I right?

Plus, we know very little of Ornstein's story. He was the only one of the four knights of Gwyn that we never actually had the opportunity to either talk to or learn more about, he was just sort of 'there' for the one boss fight. You had the ability to talk to both Gough and Ciaran, and plenty of info was provided on Artorias already, but barely anything on Ornstein. You can't really call him arrogant with barely nothing to go on. Considering he was captain of the guard, you'd think he earned that title and position.

Plus, you need to consider the fact that both Ornstein and Smough could have very well been illusions, just like Gwynevere. We can only assume that if they too were illusions, they probably went with the real Gwynevere. That being said, you need to ask yourself if facing the real Ornstein and Smough would be much more challenging than facing their illusions.
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Warfairking Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I would consider them to be illusions but, i've come to the conclusion that illusions do not drop rings that belonged to the real Orstein or his SOUL for that matter. And Ornstein was only THOUGHT to be the captain of the four knights of gwyn. The actual captain is never actually stated in game, only that it was THOUGHT to be Ornstein. That being said I leave nothing to chance taking into consideration that if he was captain then he certaintly earned that title somehow, BUT as history shows being incharge does not make you the best. And yes I agree they had to make the DLC more difficult than the vanilla game but in all honesty it was really that hard. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it greatly but the only boss out of the four that gave me any trouble was Artorias and as a single boss he whooped my ass three times harder than smough and ornstein together EVER DID.

So no I take out no consideration that Orstein is indeed skilled in what he did, but I am stating that in a match between him and Artorias, Artorias would easily take the battle because of his skill with his greatsword and his great ability to dodge by sliding from side to side. Which would also make it nearly impossible for Orstein to hit him with his straight forward and lunge spear attacks. So do I believe Ornstein is weak? NO. Do I believe if it came down to giving it their all Artorias would put him in his place. Yes, very much so.
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Shaken66 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Bro, going off On-Screen stuff is pointless. Ornstein's AI is designed and based off working with Smough. If the were both single-handedly as powerful as Artorias they would be WAY OP. Ornstein is BELIEVED to be the Captain. Just take it for granted he slew the most dragon in the Age of Ancients or something man. I'm trying to not be offensive, but you're making yourself look like a giant fanboy.
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Warfairking Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Not really prefering one character over another and believing them superior is in no way being a fan boy. It is merely who we believe would win in a fight. I do not see how me explaining my argument on why I believe Artorias is superior in this match up, would be considered be a "fanboy"
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Shaken66 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Well, no matter what argument we throw at you, you won't give up and admit that Ornstein Lore-Wise might be more powerful than Artorias. I'm on O's side, but if you're on A's that's cool, bro. But you don't need to resist everything which gets thrown at you.
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