Among modern Metroidvania games, Hollow Knight stands out as one of the most cherished indie entries due to its excellent gameplay, story, characters, art, and music. It is a wonderful gem of a game that players love returning to and re-experiencing. The community of Hollow Knight players has produced some amazing pieces of art celebrating the game over the years. And with the new game, Silksong, on the horizon, it’s a great time to revisit some of the best fan artwork for Hollow Knight.
Best Hollow Knight fanart — Our top 10 picks
Artist: Ahmed Maihope
This take on Ghost is a detailed character study and concept art, reimagining him as an exoskeletal knight with much more detail than shown in the game.
Artist: Ari Ibarra
We could easily see a painting like this hung on a wall. It depicts Silk front and center with brush strokes, aking to modern expressionist art.
Artist: Cristian Bolivar
Ghost is rendered in 3D, but we love the textures and dramatic lighting that really seem to capture the character in a new light, along with the warmth that’s not usually seen in the game.
Artist: Florian Benedikt
The composition and posing of the characters look almost like a panel straight out of a comic book. One can wish.
Artist: Giulio Sciaccaluga
A serene scene from Greenways, with Ghost and Silk taking a moment to rest. It depicts a softer, almost melancholic side of Hollow Knight’s world.
Artist: Louis-Philippe Desjardins
If you didn’t look for clues, you might not have been able to notice that this artwork is actually a 3D render, with Ghost unaware of the danger behind him.
Artist: Marco Plouffe
This amazing 3D render of Ghost represents a terrifying reimagining of the character. Terrifying, or rather cool. Or both.
Artist: Thibaud Pourplanche
This is fanart of Ghost and Cornifer taking a moment to update the map of the underworld in a rare moment of respite.
Artist: Torunn Skaar Bruset
This fanart was done as part of a Halloween celebration, representing Hollow Knight characters in a more grim and scary image.
Artist: Vanka Salim
A classic piece of Hollow Knight fanart, with great composition and lighting, and Ghost front and center.