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gwyndolin by luminoire gwyndolin by luminoire
this is fan art for dark souls.
he is gwyndolin, the dark sun...a moon god in the game who heads the covenant blade of the dark moon. you can look him up if you're interested...pretty interesting character concept.

just a break from my series...hope you like it. it was fun :)
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felucius Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
May I use that for a Dark Souls mod in Civ 5?
luminoire Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
"Thou that tarnisheth the Godmother's image.
I am Gwyndolin.
And thy transgression shall not go unpunished.
Thou shalt perish in the twilight of Anor Londo"

Amazing work! :)
luminoire Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
wow, when does he say that? i only know what he says when you walk in as a darkmoon bro...and i thought that was amazing.
deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
when you "kill" The princess of sunlight, the giant woman in Anor Lundo. :) you can watch it on youtube! :)
LeeLine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this :) and my favorite character!
Seejus Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love DkS, great piece bro.
EmTheRaven Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Awesome art! I love Gwyndolin, he's such an intriguing character! :love: I really felt sorry for him during my playthrough.... trying so hard to appeal to his father.
herculov Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Poor dude. He had some major daddy issues. Interesting though how he was controlling everything in Anor Londo behind the scenes.
TheOdious Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Love the original character design, but I hate him so much.

Adoring the background there.
luminoire Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
why do you hate him? haha
TheOdious Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's evil!
Well that's the general community consensus.

Personally for me, I just happened to walk through a mist door and he gets all 'die sinner' on me. Pfft- as if, there's a mist door and I'm just suppose to ignore it? Could have been bluffing, trying to horde 'em treasures. Ha! I showed him, after several deaths by blue-blue magic orbs. Yea...
luminoire Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
i guess the boss battle can catch you off guard.

although i don't see him as an evil character, i see him as misunderstood.
he's the son who never lived up to his father's expectations, and never
matched up to his sister. he's like the unwanted child that his father was
ashamed to have, and yet his loyalty to gwyn, to upholding his illusory
stronghold of glory, anor londo, never dwindled. seems like he wanted more
than anything for gwyn to be proud of him, even though he was ashamed of
himself and had to manifest his favored sister's illusion to maintain order
among his father's imaginary subjects still left in his kingdom.

he's a tragic anti-hero, if you ask me.
TheOdious Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see your reasoning.

I guess I would see him as a good/bad guy kind of character. He can 'manipulate' people- like the Anor Londo firekeeper into doing want he wants basically, but his intentions are not inherently and/or wholesomely evil.
(probably failing at explaining al this, but-)

General consensus is that he is trying to usurp Gywn's title and whatnot, I can also see this as a possibility.
Creating an illusion of a well-known and beloved Goddess his sister to convince you/urge you to light/link the fires. Which would- of course continue the Age of Fire, in the process killing Gywn (hitting two birds with one stone). Hence enabling Gywndolin to rule Anor Londo unchallenged- as you (pc) would be out of the way (three birds with one stone!).
The reason- his motive in this scenario, I would have to envy turned into jealously. He is from what I understand an obscure divine (or whatever you wanna call it), and looking back at the deities of Ancient Greek (for instance)- they be some jealous/backstabbing deities. Lol.

I love Dark Souls for the vague story- anything/everything goes (within reason of course).
SupaSupaKawaiiDesu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Like I said before, great drawing! Loved your other stuff too. :D
Vaskania Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job. I think you caught him nicely. I had to look him up though as I'm still being trolled by the first one. :ohmygod:
luminoire Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
haha, nice. i'm pretty crazy about the games. still like the first by far because i miss my blueblood sword.
but his character concept intrigued me as much as maiden astraea did in the first game so...figured why not :P
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