The Last of Us game franchise is one praised for its great visuals, so it should be no surprise that its concept art is just as good.
With The Last of Us Part 2 now finally out, fans were treated to character design behind the game thanks to Naughty Dog concept artist Alexandria Neonakis, who's shared some of her great illustrations on Twitter.
🔪My big ol’ thread of concept art I did for #TheLastofUsPart2 🌿— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) June 29, 2020
I’ll be adding a few posts to this per day for the next week or so. (Spoilers)
All character work was under the direction of @coyotehackles
This first one was costuming for Dina and Ellie’s growhouse scene (1/20) pic.twitter.com/bUMv0pM6iP
Under the art direction of lead character artist Ashley Swidowski, Alexandria created concept art based on the story pitch for the survival horror sequel, culminating in a final pitch presented to Naughty Dog.
Ellie and Dina dance scene costuming.— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) June 29, 2020
Costuming and story beat concepts present a more gentle look into the world of The Last of Us, one as romantic as the relationship between characters Dina and Ellie.
Dina costume exploration. Sometimes, like in the case of her winter look, we revisited it much later so I kept the pose and some elements the same but updated other things based on art direction. This costume ended up changing quite a bit by the final. (3/20) pic.twitter.com/oZhWLSp1VY— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) June 29, 2020
Alexandria revealed her designs for the dance and greenhouse cut scenes of the game, along with one set in the pivotal location of the game's movie theatre.
Ellie and Dina story beats. The first was very early story pitch work, the middle was an early mood piece for the theater, and the last is a costuming/mood piece for Seattle. I feel like my work changed so much over the years on this project 😭. (4/20) more tomorrow! 💖 pic.twitter.com/S2Nsg3YPqe— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) June 29, 2020
The Last of Us Part II is out now, find a review here on our sister site.