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The Last of Us Part II Fan Art Showcases an Emotional Ellie and Joel Moment

Check out this stunning The Last of Us Part II grayscale fan art.

December 9, 2020

Are you tired of hearing about The Last of Us Part 2 yet? I’m glad you said no because there’s a lot more in store for this almost six-month-old game. Coming up this Thursday at The Games Awards 2020, we will get to see how the title fairs against Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, DOOM Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons for that prestigious Game of the Year Award. We also got to see a brand new trailer from Naughty Dog showing Abby’s turbulent and emotional journey throughout the game. As much as we love and support all games, let’s build some hype behind The Last of Us Part 2 in this amazingly detailed fan art piece.

Twitter user DafnaWinchester, a concept artist at Friendly Fox studio (formerly 4FriendsGames), has crafted a stunning illustration of Ellie and Joel from the emotional scene in which Joel treats Ellie to a surprise birthday gift at the museum. Even though the sketch is primarily void of color, the beautiful beam of light that hits Ellie’s space helmet as the twinkling of stars shine down from above is so incredibly striking. DafnaWinchester captures Ellie’s excitement beautifully upon receiving her present and Joel’s expression of admiration and love for Ellie is caught in such a wonderful way. Of course, with art as brilliant as this, you can be sure that it will catch the attention of Naughty Dog’s Co-President, Neil Druckmann who was quick to retweet it with the caption “You did alright.”

Dafnawinchester showcases their immense creative abilities over on Instagram where a few other familiar faces receive the artistic touch. Some of the artwork includes Eivor from Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Nathan Drake from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and a heck of a lot of characters from The Last of Us Part 2 that are seriously incredibly looking. Please do go and check them out right here and if something catches your eye, you can buy it right here as a T-shirt, mug, phone case, print, or pin at Dafnawinchester’s Red Bubble page. You can also follow her on Twitter to stay up to date on all of her artwork.

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To check out a wholesome video of Cascina Caradonna, who is Dina’s face model from The Last of Us Part 2, reacting to seeing herself in the game, head on over to this article. For more post-apocalyptic news, check out this The Last of Us Part 2 fan art poster showcasing Ellie’s evolution, Ashley Johnson mimicking Joel, or this amazing mural of Abby from The Last of Us Part 2 appropriately painted beside a gym. If you happened to think you were imagining hearing director/writer Neil Druckmann and co-writer Halley Gross chatting over the radio as two WLF members towards the end of the game with Abby, you weren’t wrong as apparently Druckmann and Gross lent their voices for this particular scene. For something a little different, check out this really awesome mashup of scenes from The Last of Us Part 2 in Studio Ghibli’s iconic artstyle.

For those who haven’t dove head-on into the franchise yet and would like to know more about this iconic game, our Features Editor put together a guide of everything you need to know about The Last of UsThe Last of Us Part 2 is available now exclusively on PS4 (and soon to be PS5). The game was one of DualShockers’ favorites of 2020; make sure to check out the official DualShockers (generally spoiler-free) review. Also, feel free to grab the game physically on Amazon to help support the site.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, 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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