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This is not something I usually do, or atleast have really ever completed. Been taking some different approaches with painting and I came up with this one rather quickly than expected. I didn't intend for there to be as much detail either and wanted to keep it darker and lower contrast. However, I kinda like how it turned out.

Not really any background story on this. If anyone can think of anything story wise or wants to share their insight, by all means let me know and post a comment. :) Don't forget to follow my page for more updates and new works.

Also, I think Murakumo is a particular sword (Dark Souls?). Not really the character's name but it's the first thing I thought of that sounded cool. Weeeww...

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The Giant Blacksmith of Anor Londo crafted a particular set of armor for a strange wanderer. The eastern Uchigatana is clenched in his right hand, the Ioto blade in his left. The wanderer has never known human form, strictly hollow. Artorias the Abyss Walker bows to the Wanderer. Arch Demons fall before him. The Lord of Cinder shadow boxes in the Kiln of the First Flame, waiting for this worthy adversary to march through his legion of Black Knights and continue the Age of Darkness.
(Please beat DarkSouls, the satisfaction is unparalleled)

Zigan responds:

The lore is pretty amazing, thanks for the 5 :)

I love this!!! Great amazing work!

I got something: Was a samurai, involved in the rage of the war, mercyless and wrathful, killed he's way trough to the top and become general, he always joined the battle, and the bodies that he have left without life, were enough to make the biggest mountain. His family, Wife and two kids, was threated with death, but he maked the first step, killing them all, His mentality was disturbed, twisted and hopeless. He got ambushed in his bedroom and killed by enemy. A misteryous woman showed at hes funeral, leaved a silver necklace with a black gem in his neck, the guards, saw this unrespectul act and attack her. But, somehow the guards got killed and the woman retired without a trace. Three days passed and the body of the samurai wasn't there, there was only a note, with tint letters: " I'll get vengeance ". Now the body of the samurai walks, following the misteryous lady, everywhere, killing what he's told, with an armor and two swords that are her gift, taking no damage of the wounds by the shimmering metal of the enemies swords. "The puppet dances with the song of fight, leaving his enemies cercenated, and with no chance to opposite their fate of becoming one of his mountain of dead bodies. With no regret of his past".

By the way awesome art, gived me an idea for the story up there :D

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Zigan responds:

Wow, nice story! Chilling but sounds like it would be a good anime. I like your style! :) Thanks!

This actually strongly reminds me more of Warframe than Dark Souls. Fantastic art style nonetheless!

May just be the fact that I'm currently attempting to beat Dark Souls, but before I even saw the description, I thought of the game. Pretty damn cool, man.

Zigan responds:

I actually have not beaten the game either haha. There is a decent amount of content though and I am always a straggler trying to get every last bit before I beat the game, which therefor makes me grow a bit bored or lose the mood of it after awhile. @_@ Thanks

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Mar 2, 2013 | 5:09 PM EST
Fine Art
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1080 x 1440 px
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