God of War Fan Art Reveals an Incredibly Brooding Atreus
Check out this stunning God of War artwork by the talented artist, Çağlayan Kaya Göksoy.
As you’re well aware by now, the sequel to God of War will be making its way at some stage to the PlayStation 5 in 2021. At the PlayStation Showcase in September, we got to see a short teaser for the next installment of Kratos which was, understandably, a huge hit among hyped fans. Even though what we did get to see was just a few seconds of Greek symbology accompanied by that familiar haunting music in the trailer, it was more than enough to whet the appetite among God of War enthusiasts. In anticipation of God of War 2, check out this stunning God of War fan art that portrays a very different looking, and older, Atreus.
If you have been a reader of DualShockers for some time, you’ll probably already know that we love God of War fan art. Recently, we saw artist Ömer Köse, an award-winning key-art and motion designer from Turkey, put together an incredible God of War “Ragnarok is Coming” poster that is mostly taken up with the serious and imposing face of Kratos. It was so captivating that Cory Barlog himself retweeted the article. This time, however, we see the return of the incredible work of Çağlayan Kaya Göksoy, a 24-year-old self-taught freelance concept and illustration artist from Turkey. Göksoy’s previous work included this amazing Kratos image as he sits proudly on a throne and he’s back again to share more of his creative talents.
Coming in with the same dark and ominous art style, you can tell straight away that this illustration is made by the hands of Göksoy. Similar to his Kratos drawing, Göksoy uses very subtle colors throughout the painting but the areas it stands out the most is the highlighted color on Arteus’ skin, the shade of green on his ax and armor and, of course, the fiery orange running through those magnificent horns. We can also see Kratos’ Chaos Blades double as Atreus’ polearm which is a really brilliant piece of weaponry.
When asked on Instagram where he got his inspiration from for this particular artwork, Göksoy’s response was “I looked at what they came up with for the last game, and then tried to come up with a design that would be suitable for an archer and also has the cool element in it.” He was also challenged on why Arteus has horns in his artwork “Loki doesn’t have real horns, but a helmet with horns. You screwed up a little bit there because it looks a little satanic.” Göksoy was quick to come back with a reply to say that he “didn’t realize Loki was a real person 🙂 also, there are findings of stone tablets showing the bounding of Loki, with goat horns, not with a helmet that has horns. He is a shapeshifter after all.”
To see a similarly done piece of fan art that this time depicts an older Atreus, you can check out Sam Yang who does a bunch of brilliant digital paintings in photoshop. Recently Sam captured Atreus as a fully grown man and Kratos as a much older man in the background – it’s a really stunning piece that you can view right here. Raf Grassetti, the art director for 2018’s God of War shared some incredible renderings of the cast of Chrono Trigger on his Twitter and Instagram where he breathed life in the iconic characters of Chrono, Frog, and Robo. PlayStation head Jim Ryan has recently talked to The Telegraph on whether the next God of War installment will be available on the PS4 as well as the PS5. Unfortunately, as yet, Ryan only apologized and stated “Sorry. I’ve got nothing to say about that today,”
For now, all we know is that this next installment in the series is tentatively set to release in 2021 and will for now only be coming to PS5 and if you have yet to experience the latest God of War for yourself, it’s available exclusively on PS4 and you can pick it up from Amazon right now.
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