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Super Londo Bros

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Finally I am back from Assembly and this collaboration with my awesome friend Wolfenoctis was our entry for the graphics compo. At the end we had to rush some smaller parts, because time got really tight, but we uploaded it and participated within the last minute =)
It was the only piece of pixel art on the big screen between all the digital paintings, which was quite cool.
Check out all the compo entries over here, there you can see some really great art:…

The piece is 128color high-res isometric pixel art demake screen of "Dark Souls" - or how Dark Souls could look like if it'd be 2D.
It's a pity that the collab is already over because we both had a shitload of fun during the creation.

We decided to recreate this scene, because it's one of the most awesome battles and remarkable parts of the game and the designs for Ornstein and Smough are just kickass.
For everybody who hasn't played the game, I'd recommend it, the first run isn't that hard like everybody says. The game is fair, but unforgiving. And for every artist a look into the designworks book is an adventure.

some of the most revealing moments were those:
"Smoughs hammer looks somewhat like a coke glass"
"Smough is retarded, that's why he laughs at battle"
"Ornstein is Smoughs Babysitter, that's why he is always close to you in battle"

we were also surprised how much love this piece got:

Kotaku Featured…

Reddit Frontpage (back then)…

Wolfenoctis Pixiv account:…

I really would like to link here the Pixeljoint version as well because of the zooming in function, but the mods over there discriminate our work - although they obviously accept and accepted other collabs.

So here is a link to a 200% version:…
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Just finished dark souls remastered for the 2nd time, and i see this ! Absolutly amazing ! This is what i call perfection :D
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CyangmouProfessional Digital Artist
THanks a lot, yeah it's one of the most rememberable battles in the game =)
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You're welcome ! :) For sure, the first tim i haved won this fight is an unforgetable moment ^^
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Awesome! Just love the attention to details.
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Oh my God...
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MadDonut25Student Digital Artist
He must have the cat ring.
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CyangmouProfessional Digital Artist
he has.
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When you consider where Smough's actual eyes are in that armor, it makes the "head" following the chosen undead like that very disturbing.

Excellent job on this! :)
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Oh wow! That is amazing!

Thanks so much. :)  (sorry for the late reply, been really busy)
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I loved this battle
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wooooow! its amazing!!!
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Man, this is just AMAZING OMFG
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personalartdumpHobbyist Digital Artist
holy shit another detailled pixel art by cyangmou

How tf do you do this?!?
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Praise the art! \[T]/
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Damn, this is super sweet. Great job.
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FittaMakesArtStudent Digital Artist
I would play Dark Souls 2D
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iHanzoHobbyist Writer
Smough's hammer is used to crush the ones he executes so that he may eat them.

He is not retarded, but is incredibly cruel (the reason he was never allowed in the knights). Likewise, the laugh is a nod at a special enemy from Demon Souls.

Ornstein is actually captain of the knights that Smough tried to get into. 
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