The Last of Us Part II's Ellie and Dina Beautifully Captured in Emotional Fan Art
Artist Anna Nguyen creates a heartbreakingly tender moment between Ellie and Dina.
If you are anything like me, you will have The Last of Us Part 2 still whirling around in your mind. Two weeks since it’s release, Part 2 is still the game that’s on the tip of people’s tongue. While The Last of Us Part II garnered critical acclaim and reached an impressive milestone as the PS4’s fastest-selling exclusive ever released, the discourse surrounding its storyline and characters is still a thing. But among the hot-takes and fragile masculinity, so much beauty is found and a lot of it is from the gaming fan art community who always seem to tap into the true essence of video games.
Artist Anna Nguyen encapsulates a beautiful moment between Ellie and Dina with the title “That my life would depend on the morning sun” which is a line from the song by New Order – True Faith. The sketch is incredibly moving and this is showcased mostly by Ellie and Dina’s facial expression that shows deep sorrow and the despair they both have been through together. You can almost see in Ellie’s eyes that she wishes things were different and that she could have a normal relationship with Dina. Well, as normal as you can get in the post-apocalypse. The little details like Ellie pushing Dina’s hair behind her ear and the warmth of a sunrise or sunset covering them both while they lay in bed gives this drawing a really special touch.
I’m sure a lot of The Last of Us Part 2 fans would love to have this piece of art in their homes and thankfully, they can. Anna Nguyen also runs an online store where you can pick up this print for as little as $30. The artwork can be used as a phone case cover, canvas print, acrylic print, and an art card. You can check out all your options over on Anna’s imprint shop.
The Last of Us Part II has already and probably unsurprisingly reached over 4 million in sales and has become the PS4’s fastest-selling exclusive ever. Sony revealed the news on the PlayStation Blog today that as of June 21 the highly anticipated sequel has done extremely well in such a short space of time, overtaking PS4’s previous record holders, God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man. This news comes after we heard that in Japan, The Last of Us Part II became its top-selling first-party PS4 game selling 178,696 copies in total. If you ever wondered how The Last of Us Part II’s developers created those chilling sounds that The Infected make, you can check out Naughty Dog’s sound designer who delved into the process.
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann has more information on whether The Last of Us Part II would have a DLC like The Last of Us: Left Behind. During a spoilercast with Kinda Funny Games, Neil stated that currently there are “no plans” to release DLC for Part II. But who knows, maybe we will see a DLC drop sometime into the future. If you want to find a cool and slightly gross way of distracting those hungry clickers to give you a little breathing room, check out this article that offers up a crafty way to get a step ahead of those big infected heads.