Elden Ring Fan Spends 75 Hours Making Jaw-Dropping Malenia Drawing

Elden Ring has proven to be a massive hit for FromSoftware, quickly becoming one of the studio’s best-selling games and earning widespread, near-universal critical acclaim. As one might imagine, Elden Ring‘s incredible popularity has inspired its fans to create all kinds of fan art and other creations in honor of the open world epic. Oftentimes this fan art honors certain characters and bosses in the game, like one piece of incredible art shared to Reddit recently by user OmarvinG94.


OmarvinG94 claims to have spent 75 hours creating Elden Ring fan art honoring the optional boss Malenia, notorious for being one of the most challenging bosses in the entire game. The jaw-dropping piece of art stands out from other fan art because it does not simply feature one form of Malenia. On the contrary, it shows Malenia as she appears in various stages of the boss fight and elsewhere, plus it’s full of Easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans to spot.

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Malenia is featured multiple times in the piece, with both her first and second phases represented. The very top of the drawing shows Miquella, a character who does not actually appear in Elden Ring proper, but whose “egg” players can find when they visit Mohgwyn Palace. Malenia’s title is the “Blade of Miquella,” so it makes sense for Miquella to make an appearance in the drawing.

One of the best-hidden but most-interesting detail in the drawing is that it also includes what appears to be the famous Elden Ring Let Me Solo Her player, also known as “Jarnished” because they wear a jar on their head. For the uninitiated, Jarnished is an Elden Ring player also known as Klein Tsuboi, who has made it their mission to kill Malenia as many times as possible. Tsuboi has helped others Elden Ring players kill Malenia over 1,000 times at this point and has become a celebrity in the community as a result.

Those who want to see OmarvinG94’s take on Jarnished can spot them in the bottom right, of the piece’s center, just underneath Malenia’s hand. Those who take a close look elsewhere at the drawing will spot some other fun Easter eggs and references, which all add up to make this one of the most impressive pieces of Elden Ring fan art that’s been shared by the community to date.

It’s possible that Elden Ring fans will soon have some new characters to give them inspiration for their art. There are rumors that FromSoftware is working on an Elden Ring DLC expansion, but official details have not been announced at the time of this writing.

Elden Ring is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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