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Dark Souls: Beatrice + The Moonlight Butterfly by karniz Dark Souls: Beatrice + The Moonlight Butterfly by karniz
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Drawn: December 28th 2012
Program: Paint Tool Sai
From: Dark Souls
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Someone asked me to draw Beatrice.
BOOM.

I sort of like how this came out... it's kind of like a duo illustration. Y'know? Good vs. Bad? Maybe I should work something like this with the other NPC/Phantoms/Bosses/ETC for Dark Souls...
Always taking on an ambitious project, as usual of me... har har har.

But yes, Karniz's Many Deaths in Dark Souls got an update tonight! Woo~ ♥
Alright, O&S's song just popped up on my zune player... means it's time to run away! /runs

If you enjoy my Dark Souls works, please visit my website Karniz's Many Deaths in Dark Souls - it get's all of the new comic pages before DeviantART does!
How to check when I've uploaded a new one? Follow my Tumblr or subscribe to my mailing list on the site!

Please keep your comments about the illustration.
Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) from From Software/Dark Souls. All rights reserved.
Please do not copy, use [icons, avatars, etc.], reproduce, or redistribute the art for any reason other than personal use.
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Edermarmae Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you've rlly put a lot of detail into the moonlight butterfly's body
:P I didn't even notice the ribs and that it had a face in game
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WhiteMikhail Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE
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Darksh1ne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great <3
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Wynet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love Beatrice she help me vs the 4 kings is a shame she die after
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karniz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Acutually, she has her spirit permanently helping souls to destroy them because she was unable to in her time.
That means technically she died trying to fight them in the first place - many many many years before you tried.
So she is a true hero, like many of the other NPC's whom died trying to take down the gods - and are helping you instead.

^w^;;
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Wynet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay but i killed him in first try :P
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epicsaxguys Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
nice

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6trixter9 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
"watch n learn newbs" XD
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Hellmouth497 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Every time I've fought the butterfly, this is exactly how I think she's thinking/saying.
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Noodleslilstalker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
OHMYGERD Beatrice she makes my life so much easier, i almost always get killed facing this freakin butterfly
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Shiori-Sora Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I love it. The Moonlight butterfly had the Most Beautiful Music for it's bossfight. i can almost hear it now...but, amazing work by the way,again.
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Erknen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I killed a lot of golem things to kill this drag queen.
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vopop30 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I'm intrigued on the idea more images of NPC and Boss battles.
Tarkus and Leeroy would have to be shown mopping the floor with their respective bosses though.
Sif vs. Malus is impossible to not be awesome.
Solaire vs. Gwyn is always a great concept. Both visually and dramatically. (I'm a pretty big fan of the game's lore and fan theories)
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karniz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll have to work on something like that soon then! I'd actually love to do the Leeroy vs. Pinwheel illustration!
I have a pretty great idea for that one... ^w^;;
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vopop30 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Woops. Not Malus (that's the haduken chucking final colossus in Shadow of the Colossus). Manus is what I meant. And I call myself obsessed...
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Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful boss. Shame I had to kill it! Muhahahahaha. '

This is very beautiful. I think you got the colours spot on.
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Ashamaxa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Holy shhh.... such a colorful scene for one of the most overlooked summons in the game.

And that Midnight Butterfly look amazing. Congratulations Karniz. I look forward to your struggles against "Super Londo Bros." Ornstein and Smough
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karniz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee! ♥
In actuality, I've already beaten the game - back in April 2012, in fact!
The comic that I do doesn't represent my actual timeline in the game...
but I will surely display the trials that is O&S! Hee hee...
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Ashamaxa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
hahaha, awesome! your fans (like me) are waiting that moment.

Good luck with that and have a wonderful 2013 full of success ♥
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kasurahikari Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Yay >w< finally some Beatrice, I wish there was more to do with her since I think her design was purely regal and amazing in Dark Souls ^w^ but adding her along with Moonlight Butterfly just made this pic so much more amazing ^w^ hehe I love it
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TNSvt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This... is... amazing!

Do the four knights of Gwyn next :D
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karniz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already happened!
The illustration/print was for sale at NYCC - I will be selling it online soon... XD
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GarrodWindfang Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I only recognize two of those, who are the two on the sides? also, HOLY CRAP, that butterfly looks amazing!!
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karniz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait... who on what sides? /confused
There's only two characters in this illustration... hehehehe.
SHINY BUTTERFLY IS SHIII~NY! ♥
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GarrodWindfang Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hehe, sorry, was referring to the four knights picture. :)
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karniz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! Hehe... would probably help if I looked at the parent comment?
Yeah, All four of them [going from top > left >right> down] are: Ornstein, Gough, Ciaran, and Artorias.
The Lion, Hawk, Hornet, and Wolf. ♥
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GarrodWindfang Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hmmm... are Gough and Ciaran seen in the new content? haven't played that one. Recognized Artorias from pics I've seen aroun dthe web, and Ornstein... well... -shows off the scars he's earned from that fu**er- we've met. -.-
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karniz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, they're from the DLC - and don't worry... I'm still playing through my first play through on the PC release!
[trying to take down the Four Kings. Yrrghhghgn...]
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Kenshin4345 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Another splendid piece of art ma'am. :)
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work! Dark Souls! Dark Souls! Dark Souls! :happybounce:
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SilverXslash Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am reminded of why I watch you XD
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JamieKinosian Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhhh wow this picture is so bright and spectacular! The contrast between the two is fantastic. although it makes me wonder which is the good and which is the bad heehee.
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ArchShadow24 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am wholly glad that one of the first things that showed up when I searched Dark Souls in the DA search bar was one of your comics. If not, I would never have discovered such amazing and hilarious masterpieces. :D I enjoy your artwork very much! :meow:

But ya know, it always makes me a little sad with NPCs such as Beatrice, Leeroy, and Lautrec. You summon them for these epic fights, and then you discover their long dead bodies in different areas. (Lautrec significantly less so, but it's still a tad sad.) I mean, Leeroy's is in the Gravelord's shrine, Beatrice's in the Valley of the Drakes, and even Lautrec's in Anor Londo. Adds a little extra depth in your cooperation with them.

Ah, but look at me taking up your comment section with my inane rambling. You've got great talent; 'tis all I wanted to convey.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, Lautrec isn't exactly a corpse in Anor Londo... at least not until the player has their way with him. I personally refuse to feel sorry for him: dude creeped me out from the get-go with his sinister little chuckles and his oh-so-subtle foreshadowing. Tarkus on the other hand... for someone so badass to go down to a bunch of wannabe ninjas in bedsheets... that is sad.

As for Leeroy... I find it hard not to laugh imagining how that one went down.
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ArchShadow24 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah...that would make more sense. :iconhmplz: But now I always kick him off the edge at Firelink. Or parry the shit out of him. Both provide me great joy. :3

Oh gods, Tarkus. He got so far, only to fall off the rafters and get ganked by the painted guardians. 'Tis truly a terrible fate.

As for Leeroy, don't you find it strange how he's summonable for Pinwheel but then proceeds to invade you in the Tomb of the Giants? And how did he end up in the Gravelord's Chamber? Is it possible he converted to Gravelord or was it something else?
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If what VaatiVidya posited about Paladin Leeroy is true - that he was sent to obtain the Rite of Kindling - him attacking you makes perfect sense. A temporary alliance with you to kill a powerful Necromancer like Pinwheel is one thing, but if you have what he was sent to obtain and you are one of the Undead despised by the Way of White, then him attacking you to take it by force is quite logical.

As for how Leeroy wound up in the Altar of the Gravelord... I always imagined him making his namesake proud. ^_^
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ArchShadow24 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Again, that makes a lot more sense. ^^; Even though I watched that video, I still sort of forgot. And I'm sorry, but I can't help but giggle when you use "powerful" and "Pinwheel" in the same sentence. XD

And maybe, Leeroy was pretty badass. 'Twas a good fight too.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, Pinwheel's magic blasts deal a lot of damage if you're weak or not prepared. As for Leeroy putting up a good fight? I guess I got off lucky: when I fought him I was able to backstab-kick him into Ash Lake. He hit me once and it nearly one-shotted me, though I did have a decently strong summon with me, which helped a lot.
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karniz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/blush! Your words are too kind! Honestly, I'm just happy that people enjoy it! XD

And I totally agree with you... it's crazy how much you care for some of the NPC's and there's almost NO knowledge about them other than a bit of descriptions on the armor/items they leave behind... so sad.

And rambling is fine! If anything the best things are convey'd through rambles! Har har har.
Thankies! ♥
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Chocohigh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice one karniz! i like your comic!

BEATRICE RUN! ITS A TENTACLE RAPE!!!
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