The Witcher 3’s Geralt and Gang Show Us How to Quarantine in Style in This Perfect Illustration

The Witcher's Geralt, Yennefer, Triss, and Ciri find some gaming time as they quarantine together in this illustration by Maxim Samarin.

Over the last few months, most of us have been feeling the pressure of quarantine life due to COVID-19. Thankfully, as gamers, we are spoilt for choice in how we choose to fulfill those endless hours stuck inside and that’s by switching on our favorite console or PC and diving into another world filled with the most amazing characters. Seemingly, The Witcher 3s Geralt has exactly the same idea in this fantastic illustration by Russian artist Maxim Samarin.

Maxim, who has a huge page filled with their love of all things Witcher related, captures Geralt in a way we don’t usually see him. In the extremely detailed sketch, Geralt is seen sitting on a bed playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with what looks to be a PlayStation 1 controller hooked up to a rather cool looking PC. Of course, Geralt being Geralt, and not familiar with the ins and outs of socially distancing himself, isn’t alone and has the company of Triss Merigold and Yennefer of Vengerberg by his side. Naturally, Yennefer is probably telling Geralt what to do while he’s playing and going by Geralt’s face, he isn’t taking it too well. Like any gamer, this gang is just as accustomed to getting the munchies while playing video games as any of us as we can tell by the big juicy leg of meat and a mug of beverage laying within easy reach.

I particularly love the view from the far window where a werewolf is practicing social distance perfectly but in the closest window, we see a monster glaring in who maybe just wants their turn playing The Witcher 3. But I think it will have to wait its turn as an impatient and unimpressed Ciri stands by the doorway, hands on hips while watching Geralt and Yennefer hog the controller. Maxim has done a really great job of implementing key elements into the decor of this stone room by placing a map of the northern realms, potions and some books to make the uninviting area pretty cozy looking. I’m in love with Maxim’s The Witcher 3 illustrations and there’s plenty more to look at over on their DeviantArt site.

For more fan art like this, check out Leo Huang’s wonderful illustration of the mighty lone wolf Geralt of Rivia and adopted daughter, bound to his destiny by the Law of Surprise, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, better known as Princess Ciri.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt celebrated its 5-year anniversary a few weeks 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. For something to look forward to while we await the second season, Netflix announced a few of the 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.

Be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here. If gaming is more your style and you’ve yet to play it, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.



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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, 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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