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Dark Souls: Lunaire? by karniz Dark Souls: Lunaire? by karniz

Drawn: January 24th 2012
Program: Paint Tool Sai
From: Dark Souls

Yep! It's my submission for Game-Art-HQ's "Turn Good 2 Evil - Evil 2 Good Contest" contest!

Some info on the character of Solaire, whom Lunaire is based off of:
He is one of the first 'undead' that you meet in the game. He also gives you the abilitiy to, and assists you with defeating the major bosses throughout the game by being summoned to help you.
Dialogue in-game, along with a funny tidbit at the end.
Dark Souls Wiki

I wanted to do something that was not only fun for me to do, but be a fairly new title done for this contest!

So thinking of all the characters I could do...
Hmm... Praise the - moon?
I turned the jolly ol' Solaire, to his evil counterpart... Lunaire.
He wears a moon tabard, uses the Moonlight Straight Sword, Darkness-bolts, and wears spikes. Cuz' spikes are evil. Heh.
forgive me it's so colorful...

Ensure your comments are non-spoilerific! Where am I currently in the game? Click here to see my progress page! I update it as I complete levels/defeat bosses. [and as often as I can~]

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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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Corgilordyo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Student Artist
klobiewolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Darkestoder8776 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
He just wants to do some jolly co-operation
Muldoon555 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"Praise the-- Wait... who are you?"
picaso5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I do beleive you have just broken the time/space continum.  *clapping*
King-Krown Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Your an amazing artist.  
King-Krown Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Praise The Moon? Moon-Bro?
Solaire-the-sun-bro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
My evil twin brother is here. I must destroy him. But it may require some jolly cooperation.
UnknownSpartan007 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Wait, If Solaire is, as many people think, the god of war, does that make Lunaire the god of peace?
Aonon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Perhaps he keeps peace by wiping out all those who even might, in his view, disturb it.
karniz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But being a "god of war" doesn't necessarily mean you are inherently evil.
UnknownSpartan007 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I know, but many say Solaire is the Firstborn of Gwyn. The Firstborn of Gwyn is the god of war. That means, that if Solaire is Lunaire opposite, than it is logical that Lunaire is the god of peace.
ZeroIV Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If Solaire is the friendliest knight you'll ever know in Dark Souls, then Lunaire must be the biggest asshole to players.
xr201 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
hed probably be a dark spirit
surpahninjaeillsjr Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for some reason i think lunaire and solaire were brothers that were seperated
guywiththesuitcase Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love the perspective you've given. It adds to the imposing figure of Anti-Solaire. The red eyes, the green glow, and the torn, purple tabard give the our jolly cooperator the sinister villain aspect that no one could expect. Dark Souls shoulda used this as the "Dark" Solaire's armour.

Well done indeed. :D
Dragonhero51 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Seems gwyndolin has a new rival nice drawing
843morgan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Praise the sun. Bow to the moon.
MaUPaC1991 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
LymeThyme Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a charecter named exactly this! she is the exact opposite of solaire:
Solaire-Sunlight Straight Sword
Maskss Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
love it
undeadyeti Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
BROLAIRE! what have you done to him where is the jolly cooperation?
jalern Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Moon = girl magic

Lunaire = ...?

(this is according to lore not opinion)
Stoltzy Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Well, Gwyndolin WAS pretty much a jerk ass if there ever was one. Of course the guy devoted to him is an ass aswell.
Teedumz Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Praise the moon?
rolfalmao Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
If you follow the lore of the game, the moon is associated with femininity. Not to spoil too much for people, there already is a character in the game that can be considered the anti-thesis of Solaire, though he/she/it is not called Lunaire.
karniz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy for your insight, but this was just done for a contest and to be silly - I am not insinuating anything nor trying to make anything cannon from this illustration. ^w^;;

I also thank you SO MUCH for actually watching your spoilers, sadly other's haven't done that and I've been spoilt for most of the game, but as of right now I have beat it, so I already know most of the game... ^^
[And you are referring to Dark Sun Gwendolyn, right? I can't wait to draw him/her/it... heh~]
Purplemercy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
"No Solaire, I am your father!"
einhajar Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wish there was one, if only it could be grossly incandescent.
Argetlam350 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Nice, though what covenant would he be apart of? Just curious, though judging my looks and symbol I'd say Darkmoon since it would make the most sense. Again though awesome work and good luck.
karniz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I'd say he's part of the "Moonbros" XD
But I believe someone previously mentioned that it would be the "Moonlight Covenant", heh heh.
Argetlam350 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
True. But just going by all ready made covenants that would be the best fit. Again awesome work and Dark Souls definitely has to be one of my favorite games ever made. Hpe they make more for the series.
exile650 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
So he's a Blade of the Darkmoon.
Gewelt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist
What I think is really cool about the whole style is how complete and well-rendered some surfaces look with just minimal folds or creases or any such finishing touches - like the gloves and greaves, with just a few quick well-placed strokes.
And also, the red light edges partly outlining the character (even though the fabric and all is not actually red) create a really nice effect. I wanna try doing more of this myself. I kinda do it, but with either just colors that match the lit surfaces or then white or very pale yellow light.

Keep up the good work!
IsaacShadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is come cool shit right there.
Nite1nBlack Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
If only I could be so disgustingly luminous!
karniz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect way to put it! ♥
Birfhum Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
How I wish I could be so grossly incandescent....
TheFifthElephant Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomes <3
KoushiCat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist
so awesome!! But scary I wouldn't want to face him ! !!
Lynntendo-64 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome. Solaire is one of my favorite characters in Dark Souls.
MokwaticAmbitions Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SharpArc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Dark Phantom Trollaire has invaded!
karniz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trollaire... I like that...
SharpArc Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
If I didn't know any better, I'd think you're mad at me!
NinaCortex666 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
OH DEAR... YUS! YUSSS! I must say... among all characters I could think of in this "Turn Good 2 Evil or Vice-Versa", Solaire didnt even appear in my mind! D8> I must get back to the Dark Souls life ASAP!
This is so... incredible! You really drew his counterpart, the amount of details is so impressive! The moon symbol, the armor, the equipment and spell! YUS!
Also.. those glowy effects oh yusyus :iconmegustaplz: and oh, first-person view, awesome!
You know... sorry for the fangirl squeel here and this long-ass comment, but I just love Solaire... and I love evil too... you have just put both things together... thanks, my life is complete I guess xDDD
I'd praise the moon all night yeah... I wouldnt think twice to join his covenant xDD
Good luck on the contest!
karniz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it~ Heheh.
I bet in his covenant, he'd hand out brownies. Yup...
NinaCortex666 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I really love it *w*
OMG xDDD And hum... you'd have to offer... Moonlight Butterfly souls/weapons to get on a higher rank I suppose? Hum, for being rare, the members would then PvP to get them, kinda like the Dragon covenant I guess... it'd be awesome.
Farmboy1337 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
praise the moon!!
TrueLag Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
More like: "Bow for the Moon!"
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