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Dark Souls Knight sculpture by futantshadow Dark Souls Knight sculpture by futantshadow
A sculpture I made for Namco Bandai Games for the game Dark Souls. Check out preparetodie.com to find out how to win him!
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:iconkarmaneutral:
KarmaNeutral Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Just like me when i started the game !
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:iconchaosarmageddon:
chaosarmageddon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
pretty amazing. Reminiscent of one of the Dark Souls 2 trailers.
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dismemberednecromorf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet, sweet sculpt though
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dismemberednecromorf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this sums up the game lol but its missing a bigass sword through the chest or a spear
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Melkor13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A knight in shining armour is a knight who has never had his metal truly tested.
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:iconthezigzaggindragon:
TheZigZagginDragon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Holy shit that's the greatest thing I've ever heard.
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:iconayeuman:
ayeuman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I agree
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:iconmelkor13:
Melkor13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks. I mean, look at artorias. He had his metal tested more than once, that's why he's a badass.
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TheZigZagginDragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Exactly. Shining armour for pusses.
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:iconmelkor13:
Melkor13 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
True dat
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:iconthe-sculpture:
The-Sculpture Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That means that cardboard is the superior element, artorias is inferior to me now.
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:iconmelkor13:
Melkor13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But I wear tinfoil. 
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:iconthe-sculpture:
The-Sculpture Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
DUN DUN DUN OMG

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pls spare me oh great and powerful tacos.
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redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
That pose rather accurately describes my feelings when playing.

Defeated, the player slumps to his knees after being brutally killed for the umpteenth time.  Lordran echoes with the defeated sobs of a broken man.
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:iconayeuman:
ayeuman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I agree
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:iconsirens-voice:
Sirens-Voice Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stick this thing into a mold and make more! This is gorgeous and I want one! :heart: 
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:icontech111:
Tech111 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^^ Great idea ^^^

You could make a lot of money off of these. ;)
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:iconskytheprimaldragon:
SkythePrimalDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow This is so amazing! Did you made this by hand?
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:iconfutantshadow:
futantshadow Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
yes I did! :) thanks!!
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SkythePrimalDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome :) You did amazing job on it
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:iconsirnoremac:
SirNoremac Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Dude, where can I buy this?
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:iconfutantshadow:
futantshadow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
This particular pose isn't for sale; it was for the promotional contest for the release of Dark Souls.
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:iconrinsley:
Rinsley Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"A dragon after fighting a Minotaur? Fuck this, I quit."
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:iconhostile13:
hostile13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Really nicely one mate.
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die-by-my-hand-115 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
cool
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:iconaxisenigma:
AxisEnigma Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Y O U D I E D
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Shiori-Sora Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
WOW.
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falsusPropheta Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Personally I feel as if this iconic image of the Knight brought to his knees in exhaustion is the perfect illustration of DarkSouls. You've captured it all perfectly. Read your what's available and am looking forward to your eliteknight at a bonfire immensely! Love all your DarkSouls sculpts <3
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KalameetOfChaoz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Real nice sculpture. ^^
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SlothNobody Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously how much for something like this? do you have a website where you have other ones?
im dying to buy one.
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futantshadow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
this particular piece would be $1,000 + shipping if you were to commission me to make you one. I don't have a personal website yet but I am planning to soon; I do have a facebook art page- www.facebook.com/peternordstromoriginalstatues
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SlothNobody Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1 year later reply lol.
I see. Damn.. well i'd consider buying one if i won the lottery ! haha.
Do you have any other projects with From Software? like are you working on anything for Dark Souls 2?
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futantshadow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I have several limited edition statues for sale from Dark Souls available in the $20 to $300 range if you are interested in any of those.

Dark Souls 2.. you will know soon ;)
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Zakerii Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Imagine my particularly pleasant surprise when I casually checked the source of a picture featuing these fantastic statues (despite not finding out about the contest until well after it was over), only to discover the personal dA page of the artist behind them! c:

Having since browsed and liked your facebook page, I wanted to take the chance to directly say how much I really appreciate the quality and variety of your work regardless of the source, and that I was actually curious as to what the Dark Souls statues themselves were made of once the molds were finalized.

Regardless, major kudos for that talent and I hope you see more pleasant exposure within the gaming industry (and just in general) in the near future~
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futantshadow Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Hey man! Thanks so much! :) I use magic sculpt and super sculpey to create the original statues, then make the mold and cast using smooth-on products (rebound 25 to make the mold, smooth-cast 320 to pour it).

I hope to continue making Dark Souls related statues as long as there are new games in the series and demand for artwork from them. I do get a lot of requests for characters from other video games, but I haven't had time to make them. It would be nice to branch out to other companies if Namco Bandai no longer has work for me, but so far, I am way too busy to attempt this.
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Zakerii Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to get back to me and sharing some details about the creative process!

It's a testament to the quality of your painting abilities as much as your sculpting skills that I somehow had the idea in my head that they were made of metal instead of resin, but in hindsight that'd drive the production and sale prices through the roof if it were true. At least I'd be less afraid to handle them without worrying as much as I do with resin statues in general. x:

Anyway, although I definitely would love to see what else you're able to do with your exceptional talent besides material from Dark Souls (Berserk in particular comes to mind), your artistic style is a perfect match for such a moody setting and it's great that you're kept busy by such an international multimedia giant like NB! c:
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futantshadow Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
No prob! Besides "dark" art, I like art that expresses a lot of emotion, so that's something I would look into doing more of after dark souls, although I would like to find ways to portray dark souls characters with more emotion.
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SlothNobody Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD good to know!
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Sevroy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Excellent work! Awesome job, really cool. Nice choice of making him in that pose. Looks good. :D
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HatedSovietLion Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I saw this, and it immediatley filled me with a scene from a book(in my head and yes the hero is nameless...for now).

"He fell to his knees, sword and shield dangling from loosened fingers, staring at the castle tower as it exploded. Stones and flaming debris plunged to the floor in a show of destruction. Tears streamed down his cheeks underneath his visor. The ruined tower's flaming pillar was a stark contrast to the black smoke pouring out of it. It cast a reddish tint to the whole sky. He wondered why he should fight anymore...there was no point. His family, and the prince and King he had sworn loyalty to were dead, killed by the mages of Shaldor in their endless lust for power and total domination..."

I ran out of steam, but that sculpture for some reason made me think of that type of image/scene in my mind. And I love this game. So hard, yet so rewarding.
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theory816 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
what book is this? Sounds epic just from that paragraph lol
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:iconhatedsovietlion:
HatedSovietLion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
It's not from a book. Not yet... I saw the sculpture and it created that scene in my mind for some reason...Even though I've played the game (and still haven't beaten it, and cry at times) I thought of a completely different story for that character...
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:icontheory816:
theory816 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
well epic book would have been epic lol
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futantshadow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
yea that's really cool man, thanks for sharing! :)
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Argetlam350 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Dang I love these things. If you ever made another one of these I'd pay whatever price for it. Sadly I don't think I can afford one of the busts right now.
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futantshadow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
LOL no prob. The original sculptures are really expensive; I made the busts so people could afford them ;)
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Argetlam350 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Ya, but right now moeny is tight it seems. Oh well always another time or another place. If I get the money I might ask for a commision if you do those.
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futantshadow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
yea I do, just let me know! :)
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mariusrhpsd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
effin a'!
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xenosns Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Amazing work!, damn I wish I could get ahold of this guy.

I've started adding these sculptures to a game merchandise wiki called gameswag.com, if you have any details you'd like to add, feel free to sign up and add them :-)

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