On the Beach - Uncharted 4, artwork by Naughty Dog
Before Uncharted 4 chapters 'At Sea' and 'Marooned' were completed, the Naughty Dog team wanted to get the feel for the deserted tropical islands right before Sam and Nathan Drake would hit them. This beach view by Naughty Dog concept artist Eytan Zana, served this purpose. Sketchy as it is (just zoom in on the rocks in the back, up close they’re only digital paint strokes), the image gives just the right impression of where our heroes – and thus the player - will find themselves at some point in the game. The image communicates the beauty and tranquility of a holiday island but also has a touch of melancholy to it: the beach setting is also present in the Epilogue chapter of Uncharted 4. Are we seeing a retired Nathan Drake walking the beach in front of his house on a tropical island, his adventurous years behind him?
On the Beach is an original art print from concept art used in the production of Uncharted 4. This museum-grade limited edition is hand-numbered and comes with an artist-signed certificate of authenticity.
Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End is a PlayStation video game released in 2016. It is the final chapter in a series of games starring adventurer and treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Upon release the game was hailed for it's unrivaled video game blockbuster storytelling, seamless gameplay and graphical beauty.
In cooperation with Naughty Dog studios, Cook & Becker proudly presents a series of unique prints of original Uncharted 4 concept art, made by outstanding concept- and environmental artists Eytan Zana, John Sweeney, Nick Gindraux, Hyoung Taek Nam, and series art director Robh Ruppel.
Naughty Dog is an American video game developer based in Santa Monica, California. The studio was founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1986 as an independent developer, but was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2001.