When everything goes to hell and you allow just a tiny, fleeting moment to yourself; right before everything goes even further into the pit.
I took the liberty to set this in the winter, but before the chapter in the game starts. For the feels. I also included Callus, because I like to imagine he'd acted as a pillar of support for Ellie through the hard times she had to go through.
I've wanted to draw The Last Of Us fanart ever since I finished it for the first time last year, but I never got around to actually do it, and it wasn't just because I was so insecure about drawing people. BUT, that has been fixed now. It started as a random impulse to just go and draw Ellie after I had this really melancholic dream about her and the game, after playing the DLC Left Behind, and so it happened. And from a random sketch of her face it grew bigger and bigger and suddenly there was shading and wow colors. Also background what the hell.
So. Uh. ENJOY THE TEARS.
TLOU, Ellie and Callus belong to Naughty Dog, art is mine!