The Witcher 3’s Geralt and Ciri Fan Art Created Entirely by Burning Wood
The Witcher 3 artwork treated with igni by The Burning Easel Art.
As you can probably tell by sieving through the DualShocker’s website, we adore all things The Witcher 3 related. Whether that’s some Witcher gaming news, information about the highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s The Witcher, or some outstanding Witcher fan art, you can be guaranteed to satisfy all your monster hunter needs and more right here. From personally contributing to many of The Witcher 3 fan art articles, I’ve come across many talented artists whose knack for creating stunning pieces of art is out of this world but, until now, I have never seen The Witcher fan art made entirely out of pyrography and it’s an absolute joy to watch.
The Burning Easel Art over on Facebook is a place for those who love a strange and darker touch to their artwork. Using the technique of pyrography which is the freehanded art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks with tools such as a heated iron, The Burning Easel creates hauntingly beautiful creations. As we can see from the picture below, the artist has used this method to produce a stunning picture of Geralt of Rivia and Ciri from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Having firstly traced out the desired art imprint onto the wood, the artist then uses a wood-burning iron to glide over the outlines. Depending on shading, the iron can be manipulated by either lightly holding it or applying pressure to create a deeper tone to the artwork. As you can see in some of the close-up images of the artwork, the amount of details that has gone into the piece is astounding.
Another nice touch is the added candle in the photo-shoot of the wood-burned drawing and also the model who is holding it seems to be dressed as Yennefer herself giving the exhibition a real witchery feel. After finishing the piece, the artist added on decorated small adhesive jewels to Ciri’s strap. Having spent about 32 hours completing the piece, not including the painting itself, it was ready to show off. To get a feel of what work goes into this type of wood-burning art, you can check out a video of the artist using their burning iron below.
The showrunner for Netflix’s The Witcher, Lauren S. Hissrich, gushed on Twitter about her excitement that her show is being renewed stating “I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us,” whilst attaching an image of two swords from the show to her tweet as well. When season 2 does land on Netflix, we will be greeted by a few new faces that will be joining the cast of The Witcher. The seven new cast members to join the series is Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia and Mecia Simson as Francesca. For those of you who love Killing Eve, you’ll notice a familiar face in the next season. Kim Bodnia, who plays the role of Konstantin in the spy-action thriller, will play Geralt’s father figure and the oldest Witcher on the continent, Vesemir.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt celebrated its 5-year anniversary a few months ago so, naturally, I took to my keyboard to type out why I still love it so much to this very day. If you have a few minutes, you can check that out right here. For all things monsters and mythology from The Witcher Netflix show, take a look at this guide that goes into great detail about the lore of the monsters that Geralt encounters.
Be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here. If gaming is more your style, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.