The Last of Us Part II Fan Art Captures a Blood-Spattered Ellie
Artist Chloe Veillard captures and draws Ellie from The Last of Us Part II in the most spellbinding way.
If you’re on the lookout for some of The Last of Us Part 2 fan art, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The internet is buzzing with Ellie sketches, especially, and who could blame them given that we see the revenge stricken young woman in so many expressive sequences. This time though, we have an expressionless Ellie as if she has just seen or did something terrible and the aftermath being her blood-soaked face. There are many things that could be said about this piece of Ellie art and illustrator Chloe Veillard encapsulates them all so well.
French artist Chloe Veillard from Paris who is equipped with skills that range from concept art to character design is a master at creating art that draws the viewer in. Here we see Ellie from The Last of Us Part 2 at the conclusion of something awful. Whether it is witnessing a tragic event right in front of her eyes that she can’t quite believe has happened or a situation that occurred by her own hands that has left her in a fog of shock, it’s plain to see that Ellie is almost in some sort of a trance-like state with a single tear beginning to form in one eye. Artist Chloe still, somehow, manages to enhance Ellie’s more innocent and childlike features beneath the blood and scratches that we are used to seeing in The Last of Us – something that is hard to now imagine given what we have seen and know of Ellie so far in the trailers.
Chloe’s incredible art doesn’t stop at drawing Ellie. While scrolling through her Instagram, you’ll see some amazing and powerful works of art that include a breathtaking one of Gris. Chloe states that their love for Gris started with the beautiful visuals found at every corner within the game. Here Chloe partakes in their own interruption of the game’s main character, Gris, who is a girl lost in her own world and dealing with a painful experience in her life. Again, Chloe’s skill at capturing emotion such as pain is truly incredible and we also see that this particular drawing of Gris bears the same teardrop from the eye as seen in the Ellie one.
As someone who loves art and also fan art, Chloe’s sketches really are fascinating to look at where I probably spent way too much time totally in awe of their work. You can view them all in their glory over on Chloe’s Instagram or Art Station.
In some recent The Last of Us Part 2 fan art and making their Dreams a reality is Reddit user AncientHighs who stunned us with their awesome and horrific The Last of Us Clicker fan art all created inside the world of Dreams on PS4. If you’re more into cosplay than drawings or sculptures, check out Cristian Drake’s fan-made The Last of Us Part 2 trailer that’s so good, it looks like it came straight from Naughty Dog and it even got some praise from Neil Druckmann. Since we don’t get to wander outside as much now, LaTrickster2994 recently brought us an incredible aerial shot of downtown L.A to show us what we’ve been missing. The actual picture comes from Carl Lammi a cinematographer in L.A who took the image using their drone and instantly it reminded us all of the vast dystopia that’s showcased in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part 2. LaTrickster2994 then gave it that familiar apocalyptic vibe simply by adding the words The Last of Us Part 2 onto the image.
Yesterday we got an ‘Inside the Story’ look video from Naughty Dog that focused somewhat on Ellie and Joel’s story to prepare us for the game’s release. Although nothing really new was talked about or any new footage revealed, we did see Neil Druckmann, Anthony Newman, and Halley Gross talk a little about the project behind the game. Hopefully, we will get to see something that hasn’t been talked about previously and maybe some new insight on more videos that Naughty Dog plans to release in the upcoming weeks. If a little bit of video analysis is your thing, you can check out ‘The Last of Us Part 2: The 3 Most Important New Details From the Story Trailer’ article where I shone some light onto some new and important features we may not have seen before in other trailers.
Whatever the full context in The Last of Us Part 2 surrounds, I can’t wait to explore it further. Even with the spoilers circling the internet, nothing can stop this game from happening nor the excitement that it induces in its fans. On social media last week, Naughty Dog released a statement regarding the leaks and told fans that the end result will still be worth it. “We know the last few days have been incredibly difficult for you. We feel the same. It’s disappointing to see the release and sharing of pre-release footage from development,” said Naughty Dog’s message. “Do your best to avoid spoilers and we ask that you don’t spoil it for others.” The game’s director, Neil Druckmann, also put his two cents in whilst being obviously upset by the situation, and explained that he is “Heartbroken for the team. Heartbroken for our fans.” However, he left things on an optimistic note that “we’re still incredibly excited to get the game into your hands.”
As with any game, please do be respectful and mindful of those who wish to not be spoiled by game leaks. No matter what your opinion is on why they were leaked in the first place, years of hard work from the devs and years of patiently waiting by players is paramount right now. Don’t be that person.
As hard as it’s going to be for fans over the next few weeks to avoid spoilers, just remember we don’t have much longer to wait for The Last of Us Part 2 as we now have a new official release date on the calendar. The game will arrive exclusively on PS4 later this summer on June 19, 2020.