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Iron Tarkus vs Iron Golem by MenasLG Iron Tarkus vs Iron Golem by MenasLG
This one took a bit longer than expected. Still, I'm pleased with how it turned out.
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:iconshadowz19995:
shadowz19995 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
TARKUSSSS!!!
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:icondarkcommando779:
DarkCommando779 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Go Tarkus!
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:iconespartano:
Espartano Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
this is AWESOME! GO TARKUS!!!
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:iconlordapothyx:
LordApothyx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece of yours has inspired some of my work, so thank you


(Though, Tarkus has 6 eye-slits, not 4...)
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad that it did. :)
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:iconlordapothyx:
LordApothyx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep it up
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LordApothyx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh... Actually, no he doesn't...
Sorry
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TerraMantis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think I visit this drawing at least once a week (yes, I stalk some of your illustrations). It's by far one of my favorites, which is saying a lot considering you have so many great illustrations AND, in all honesty, I'm not a huge Tarkus fan like so many others. I think my love for this drawing has a lot less to do with the subjectivity of it and more to do with simple aesthetics. It has a brilliant use of what is usually referred to as a "triangle composition;" the perspective of the Iron Golem in combination with the posture of Tarkus creates a nice pyramid shape and the Iron Golem's right arm even angles-in nicely to reinforce the triangle composition as a whole. Beyond the composition, I can't help but love looking at it abstractly; the curvature and flow of those shapes that make-up the Iron Golem's shadows on Its armor is fun to look at alone. 

Overall, it's just such a brilliant piece, I love it. 
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny you should mention this piece, I just recently took it into Photoshop and plan on coloring it soon. Thanks for the kind words.
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Kaine-The-Vamphog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Iron Golem is one of my favorite bosses, Brute force is my thing most of the time.
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't blame ya. Strength builds are the most fun.
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:iconkaine-the-vamphog:
Kaine-The-Vamphog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Mostly for enemies, other players just backstab...and backstab...and backstab...and- oh you know the rest ><
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, sadly I do.
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LancerWolf13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OHHH TARRRRKUUUUUUSSS
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epicsaxguys Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Nice
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:iconenimail:
Enimail Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the shading. 
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Crimson-Shield Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just playing Dark Souls last night with a friend. I run in with Tarkus and start attacking, realize my friend is just sitting back watching, and after a few moments of hitting the Golem for 23 damage with my bandit knife, I just stepped back and watched Tarkus pwn his ass. XD Best NPC EVER!
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's just doin' his job. :)
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:iconapex66:
Apex66 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Iron Tarkus is alongside Solaire at the top of the Badass Charts.
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:iconalexdday:
AlexDDay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Tarkus is BADASS. No exceptions. 
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:iconshhteve:
shhteve Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
TAAAAAARRRRRRRKUUUUUUUS!
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:iconandr3w137:
Andr3w137 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
That Golem got pwned good, With any luck I'll pick him up along the way cuz he looks badass.
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PwnageguyXD Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
God. Y'know what they should do for Dark Souls II? If they keep the "time is confused in Lordran" thing, they should introduce a part where you get to meet Tarkus in the past. That would be friggin' AWESOME, especially since the backstory they gave him is so badass.
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ViolentHedonist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I'd like a dlc where you can go back in time to before errything got all dark, you could visit Tarkus in Berinike and Gwyn in Anor londo with his knights un burned.
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PwnageguyXD Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Lol, sweet.
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd play that.
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:iconpwnageguyxd:
PwnageguyXD Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
As would I.
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:iconshaken66:
Shaken66 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I'm Batman
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:iconwynterhawke07:
Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Those sneaky Painting Guardians must've ambushed him. RIP Tarkus! TT_TT
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:iconcommanderxillian:
CommanderXillian Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I really wish you could have met and talked to him. Or atleast had a shot at saving his life before he took a little stagger...

Still. He's just taking a little nap for now.
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;_; nevar forget
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:iconsmoothrunes:
Smoothrunes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
How am I just now stumbling upon this masterpiece. All hail TAAAARRRKUSSSSS!
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dahkrakenlord Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Me the first time fighting the Iron Golem
Me: Alright Tark, let's go-
*Tarkus two hands his sword, charges in, clobbers the Golem, knocks it's bitch ass off the roof like it's nothing and then promptly disappears*
IRON TARKUS NEEDS NO ASSISTANCE.
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:iconkillinator:
Killinator Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Tarkus: Now im going to crack your NUTS!
Irongolem: Oh NOOOO!
*Tshing!*
IG: AAAABUAAABAA!!!!
Tarkus: BOOYA, Right in the :iconpainisplz:!!!
IG:AHHH! MY GIANT STEEL DIICKK!!
IG: You I do not forget!!
*after 30 Seconds*
IG: Im dead. Not big Surprise...
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's pretty much how it goes. Do not mess with Tarkus.
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:iconkillinator:
Killinator Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Tarkus = :iconnorrisplz:
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:iconunnoticedone:
UnnoticedOne Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I believe that Tarkus might be Veteran Sargent Tarkus of the Blood Ravens on a vacation in Lordran. It explains a lot. Especially why you don't find a lot more divine artifacts in a city of the gods.

They were "gifted" to Tarkus when he arrived in Anor Londo.
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MenasLG Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, it would explain his inhuman strenght and badassery. Maybe I should draw Tarkus as a marine from 40k.
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:iconbloodlord905:
bloodlord905 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist
TARKUS IS BEST CHARACTER!!!!
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed.
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:iconluckynodice:
LuckyNoDice Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
IRON MOTHERFUCKING TARKUS
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's my exact reaction every time I summon him.
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:icondustomega:
Dustomega Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Summon him and you don't even have to fight.
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:icongodofirony:
GodOfIrony Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would you mind if i color this? you could take a gander at my gallery to see my work standard.
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:iconmenaslg:
MenasLG Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, be my guest. Just put me in the credits or something if you're gonna upload it to your gallery.
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Z3RO180 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Oh Tarkus your the reason i got to anor londo. But now he is still at sen fortress haveinng a tea party just waiting to save my ass again on a new ply through.
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:iconmonsoni:
Monsoni Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
TAAAAAARRRRRKUUUUUUUUUUS!
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:iconmariusrhpsd:
mariusrhpsd Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
He is better at this game than you.
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Very nice work - it's nice to see Tarkus being properly honored (he saved by butt in that fight). :)
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