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The Witcher Fan Art Is Just As Haunting as It Is Stunning

Check out Omer Tunç's atmospheric illustration of The Witcher's Lady of the Lake.

November 9, 2020

Just like The Last of Us fandom and many others, The Witcher fandom is packed full of unbelievably creative artists. Whether that’s cosplayers who take on the likes of Geralt, Yennefer or Ciri, the sheer talent that pours out of this dedicated community never ceases to amaze me. As we hear the horrible news that Netflix’s The Witcher has had to halt production and filming again at their Arborfield Studios due to another COVID-19 outbreak, let’s try and cheer ourselves up by gazing upon some striking Witcher artwork to start our week off with more positivity.

Omer Tunç who is a Freelance Artist and Illustrator from Izmir, Turkey has taken on Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher in a striking illustration. As we can see from the image, Omer crafted an extremely haunting art piece that sees Geralt with a flaming sword in hand seemingly about to take on the Lady of the Lake. For those unfamiliar with this part of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the Lady of the Lake is is a powerful being, considered by some to be vila or nymph, worshipped by both vodyanoi and humans in places of chilvalry like surroundings of Vizima in Temeria or whole duchy of Toussaint. Geralt first meets the Lady of the Lake in the first Witcher after he fulfills her wishes and then again in The Witcher 3’s DLC Blood and Wine in which the Aerondight, a silver sword, can be regained by completing the quest ‘There Can Be Only One’.

Omer certainly sets a spooky scene in his painting, choosing to use strokes of moonlight as they crawl from the forest behind to illuminate key areas to keep this image as haunting as possible. Looking closer, you can see that the Lady of the Lake’s eyes have a glint in them making her look even more sinister and the difference in scale between her and Geralt also makes her seem like if she stood up, she’d tower over the entire forest but, of course, this doesn’t look like it hinders Geralt one bit as he stands really to strike. If you love this type of art style, please do head on over to Omer’s Artstation and Instagram to check out his other amazing pieces of art that range from Batman to Ghost of Tsushima.

As you may have heard, The Witcher Season 3 is already in the books as seen in the official Writers Guild of America’s database although, as of yet, Netflix hasn’t made the announcement to fans but it’s clear the show will, thankfully, continue awhile longer but let’s hope that the recent halt in production won’t mean we will be waiting too long for the show to continue into Season 2.  The Witcher: Blood Originthe prequel series which was announced back in July, is set to become even bigger with the introduction of a group of talented writers known for a wide range of works ranging from Swamp Thing, Carnival Row, Moon Knight, Snowpiercer, Mandy, Iron Fist, and many more. Also, even more importantly, the writer’s come from a wide and diverse background meaning that the variety of ideas and creative input will lead to an even greater experience for the show. According to news site Redanian Intelligence, Netflix is looking to cast Aquaman and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa as the lead character in The Witcher: Blood Origin.

If you wish, be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here as you wait until next year sometime to get a look at season 2. If gaming is more your style, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC and the Complete Edition will be heading to next-generation platforms and this time, the game will look as pretty as ever. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt celebrated its 5-year anniversary a few months ago in May 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.

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Rachael Fiddis
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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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