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Grimdark Souls - Lautrec the Embraced by SaneKyle Grimdark Souls - Lautrec the Embraced by SaneKyle
Greetings, bruvvers and sisters. I'm coming up with a new series of character redesigns from
Dark Souls poorly called "Grimdark Souls" (I know. :O

Here's the first of some I can think about. Stay tuned!
Cheers!

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:iconjester-hellequin:
Jester-Hellequin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
yep COMPLETELY trustworthy totally not evil
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:iconsanekyle:
SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yup yup yup, nothing nicer than a free hug.
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:iconjester-hellequin:
Jester-Hellequin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I just thought something if you did Leeroy he would be pretty freaky looking given his insanity from being in the catacombs for so long
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
He'll probably be in the...*hushed* group picture.
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:iconjester-hellequin:
Jester-Hellequin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
ohhhhh nice 

if I had your talent I'd made a picture of your versions of Havel and Tarkus fighting
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I would have done that were my heart in it. :)
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:iconjester-hellequin:
Jester-Hellequin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
aw come on you can't lie that people would love it
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed they would.
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:iconhefestow:
Hefestow Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This one is my fav. The other ones feel like filler.
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The first one is always the best, I think! Cheers!
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Hefestow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's so good damn it! Not only did you play with the idea of his original design of him being embraced by his armor, but you also altered his armor pretty well. It's no longer gold and it has a different, interesting design. Also his crown being made out of fingers was a pretty sick move.
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! This remains my favorite design out of everything
I've done for the series. I just felt like a lot of people would dig
the style for the other characters. so I proceeded to make more.
But nothing does beat this because the design was sickly sweet.
Totally could not think of anything better. Cheers!
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LoneWolfXXX1997 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If this is Our fate so be it.
He killed Me like five times in a row XD
Amazing work
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, one of my favorite Lautrec lines!
Was it the bodyguards? Must have been!
Thank you, LoneWolf. Cheers!
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LoneWolfXXX1997 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome 😸
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rc48177 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
He looks like he gets along with Slaanesh torturers 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I don't like Slaanesh personally, but the fingers do say that. Cheers!
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darksoulsenpai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These versions of the characters are amazing they look so brutal , i love it :D <3
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, Mr. Soulsenpai. ;)
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darksoulsenpai Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem \[T]/
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:iconzihil:
Zihil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
I wish I could hug you forever.
Then regret follows
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:iconsanekyle:
SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It doesn't need to.
Cheers!
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Sean-Krinsky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah brutal. Love the flaps of skin,arms, fingers...
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you do! Cheers! :D
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:iconvulpis-deus:
Vulpis-Deus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love this design! Here's hoping you do some more characters :D
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you do! Definitely going to make more! ;) Cheers!
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Fallenangel700 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
 This is what Lautrec would look like if Dark Souls was a horror game or something. Or maybe it took place in a hell like Diablo's.
Regardless, that is scary and I like it.
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, or if it was a gory, brutal game like Warhammer. Glad you like it! Cheers!
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Fallenangel700 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I didn't even think of that. He'd look right at home in a Vampire Counts army. And, cheers mate! 
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Felipe-Gewehr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Hellraiser Lautrec, cool
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like the design! Cheers!
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:iconprincessofdarknessx6:
PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god, just get a flash back now. 


He looks pretty awesome!
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Was it a pleasant flashback? :O

Thank you! Glad you think so! :D Cheers!
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PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
N-no its not a pleasant flashback

Welcome, really keep up the good work! 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I...I figured.
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:iconprincessofdarknessx6:
PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD just one hit of that guy and you're doom! lol 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's why you kick him off a cliff. :D
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:iconprincessofdarknessx6:
PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD I never thought of that, or you can buy a lot of black firebombs lol 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaahaah that's cheaper than using your leg.
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TheTygre Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
I dunno' man; you might be looking at an uphill battle. Dark Souls is already pretty... well, dark. Making it darker without veering off into ridiculousness is gonna' be tough. (Unless you want to be ridiculous, which was always half the point of Grimdark to me.) Still, you got great talent, and I already like some the design choices you went with. Keep up the great work!
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, definitely. My intention was never to make Dark Souls darker than it already is,
but rather trade the melancholy of the designs into brutality, just for personal pleasure.
I can tell you might not like what I'll be doing with the others, hahahaah! But thanks!
Cheers! I will.
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oshRED Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Haha pretty clever! This looks really cool, I especially love how you did the armour texture :] 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaahah, why thank you. :) Still getting the hang of realistically rendering metal,
but I find it exhilarating! Cheers!
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oshRED Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ahh that's awesome! Great job! Do you have any tips for rendering metal? :] 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well it's kinda hard without visually doing it, but I'll try my best here.

I start with a mid-range value and then you could either add the highlight
where it catches the most light first or darken the edges first. Usually, metal
has higher contrast the closer it is to the viewer (if I remember correctly,)
but that's usually how I render metal. Of course I want it to look brushed and
worn especially on armor so I use a bright and dark value to make scratches.

I hope it sort of helped? Hahahahah.
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oshRED Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That's pretty interesting! Thanks for taking the time to type that out! I especially like what you said about it having higher contrast the closer it is to the viewer, that seems like a really useful thing to remember. Thanks a lot! :] 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! I've made a process video here. You can sorta see how I build it up to get
the metallic sheen. I'll be making a speedpaint of the next character soon. :) Cheers!
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oshRED Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah thanks so much for putting that together! It's cool to see how you worked from dark to light when doing that part. I'll be looking forward to it! 
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Wow.
Truly embraced.
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