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Death Stranding Fan Art Illustrates Fragile’s Sorrow in Grayscale

Check out Russian born Zlata Bagirova's incredibly emotional drawing of Death Stranding's Fragile.

Over the last few weeks, you may have been spending your time in Hideo Kojima’s apocalyptic Death Stranding taking pictures of the vast wildness of Knots now that photo mode has been implemented on the PS4. Given how beautiful (and horrifying) Death Stranding‘s world is, it’s no surprise that players craved this mode for so long and it’s just a pity it took so long to get here, but sometimes you don’t always need a photograph to capture a moment, especially so when you can draw as good as Reddit’s u/LilPoos who has artistically reproduced Fragile in an emotional drawing.

Zlata Bagirova, otherwise known as LilPoos on Reddit, is an Illustrator from Moscow, Russia who took to Reddit to show off their latest Death Stranding art, and naturally, people loved it. Having already gained 1K upvotes and many comments exclaiming how brilliant the drawing is, it’s clear that Fragile is close to everyone’s hearts. Even if you haven’t yet played the game, there’s something immediately captivating about Fragile’s face and attire that draws people to her making her an obvious choice for artists. Zlata stated that Fragile’s jacket was the hardest part of the drawing, taking a really long time to complete and we can see why. Each wrinkle and stud in the jacket is meticulously detailed, not to mention how well Zlata completed Fragile’s windswept hair. I think, for me at least, the most stunning part of Zlata’s art is how well they illustrated Fragile’s emotion, sketching a single tear rolling down her cheek in line with her distant gaze into the beyond.

If Fragile’s intricate jacket catches your eye but drawing it yourself just isn’t your forte, maybe you could treat yourself to a $1,793 Death Stranding inspired Jacket that could also save you from Timefall? Of course, that would require having that much money to throw around on a pretty plain jacket but what if you could create Sam Porter’s suit and ‘baby jar’ yourself? That’s exactly what Cao Junjie from Shanghai did when he finally got fed up with worrying about going outside with his newborn due to the coronavirus.

For more Fragile goodness, head over to this article where cosplayer and Death Stranding fan Angelina Zelda showcased her Fragile cosplay that she made entirely by hand including her amazing jacket and how she customized it to perfection before going to meet Hideo Kojima dressed as Fragile at Comic-Con Russia in October last year. Talking about her experience with Kojima, she said that it was her “Happiest cosplay moment”.

If you were hoping to get your hands on the PC release of Death Stranding on June 2, you’ll now have to wait just a little bit longer. The game is now planned to launch on Steam and Epic Game Store on July 14 so thankfully, it’s not a long wait.

Death Stranding launched for PS4 on November 8th, 2019 and is due out on PC in June 2nd. Preorders for the latter have already gone live on both Steam and Epic Games Store.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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