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August 29, 2010
Red Dead Redemption v2 by *patrickbrown
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"The detail and depth of this artwork really blew me away. The more you look, the more detail you find and love." The rest of Patrick's gallery is a MUST see as well!
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Red Dead Redemption v2

Damn It's been a while since my last piece, I've been so flat out busy with work lately!

I LOVE THIS GAME!!! Rockstar have really nailed it, AGAIN! Even if you're not a western/shooter fan you'll still love this game!

I really wanted to do another piece for RDR, you might remember my last:

But with this one I really wanted to show a lot of action, and show off some cool things from the game! For instance:

- The feature to lasso a guy and do what you want with him, like dragging him from a horse LOL!
- Deadeye, the ability to slow down time to focus on your shot, like here, speeding on a horse but still able to drill a guy with ease ;)
- The bear attacks, well it's not really a feature, just freaking cool!

Anyway I hope you all enjoy this!
Please let me know what you think..

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Yu-2's avatar
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I looked at this picture with no extensive knowledge of the game. However, I can tell right away that you wanted to emphasize the action of the game above all else. The sheer amount of action on one canvas is what makes this picture near perfect.

The most notable aspect of this picture is that it is almost completely devoid of negative space. Practically every edge of the picture is covered by some unique action. In fact, that is what makes the picture succeed as a whole. You managed to establish the main character in the center of the canvas, while managing to show three separate events that all link back to him simultaneously (though the bear might not count). You also manage to show each of these occurrences in detail.

Somewhat more subtle but equally as effective are the details you put into the characters. Each of the characters has a unique design to them, whether it be facial features or even the general body shape. I applaud that you even gave the man in the very back being dragged by the rope detail, despite his position in the background. Their expressions also accurately portray whatever emotion they are feeling at the moment. Even the horse and the bear look believable.

Rounding out the picture is a masterful use of shading and lighting that manages to strike a balance between cartoon and realism. Having the sun shine behind the character further emphasizes his role as what I can assume to be the protagonist, while the lack of bright, showy colors prevents the whole arrangement from distancing itself from reality.

My only minor gripe is the man being gunned down. I know you were going for a motion blur effect with him, but it does look a tad out of place when the rest of the picture is running in real time.

Overall, this is a job well done, and more than an honor for the video game you are paying tribute to.
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I have never played this game, and don't have the foggiest notion what it's like, but by god, do you manage to put a lot of personality into it here. The muted colors almost make it look dignified until you really see how many crazy things are happening in one picture.

The exaggerated, cartoony expressions of the men having terrible things done to them are balanced very well with the badass stony expression on the central character's face. I love the fact that they're spread out across the image, too, in a variety of different perspectives, which is what really makes me want to take in the whole thing.

I don't know if this bears mentioning, but the artist's comments really clarify the whole thing very well (even though I really would have no choice but to assume that, even if the gameplay didn't allow you to do these things, they must be in the game if they merit being depicted here).

Nicely done!
PatrickBrown's avatar
Wow thanks I really appreciate that! Very nicely said ;)
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This image is pretty awesome. It is a really good representation of how the game feels with the randpms being killed and animal attaacks.

The beauty with the sunset is very exemplary of the look in the game (my favorite time of day in the game actually).

I lke the texture towards the bottom giving you the dirty grimy feel that is there on the ground.

My only beef is the, and i am assuming this is what you used here, motion blur put on the character in the foreground. I understand that you're trying to make it known that he's moving fast but it makes me not even want to look at him. Maybe a gausian blur would be better, it kinda makes my eyes feel funny when I look at it. It could just be me though.

Anyhoo awesome painting and keep up all the awesome work.
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C'est tous simplement magique !!!
Patrick Brown me fais rêver a chaque nouveaux dessins <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt="=)" title="=) (Smile)"/>
dommage que le personnage de droite soit flou du moins son visage mais comme même bravo !!!
j'attend toujours son dessin ou il me representera xD...

Je crois que c'est le meilheur dessinateur (apres moi --") que je connaisse. ce serait mentir si je vous dit qu'il fais de la merde mais frenchement rien a dire sur son travail c'est tous simplment MAGIQUE !!!
Bonne continuation Pat'

PS: J'adore le gars qui va se faire bouffer la tronche par le gentil nounours xD

Visiter ma gallery ossi thankS
PatrickBrown's avatar
I'm sorry I don't understand this haha! But I checked out your gallery and you really do have a fantastic style! GREAT WORK!

Godhands03's avatar
hello,I am a big fan of you work 
and I hope you do not mind me asking but this is more of a suggestion than
a request but could you do a sonic forces picture as well  :D (Big Grin) 
TheEndofJerimie's avatar
The lawman seems deadly, but at the same time he's not a wannabe army shocktrooper wearing desert camo and combat boots just to pull someone over for speeding, I respect that.
Hairysandwich's avatar
Red Dead Redemption, a fun family animated flick featuring: bear mauling, hunting, hunting bigfoot, bandits, revenge, evil governments, zombies and more classic moments from your favourite game!
Aleu154's avatar
ooooh I love this game me and my cousin play it all the time
FlyingRatz's avatar
Amazing peace Patrick and also a really cool game! :) 
shanti59650's avatar
amazing game and amazing artwork! watch mine ^^ [link] (not the same level.. )
Alida-PunkHead's avatar
I love love love it!!! One of my favourite games, playing it right now! haha very good art work :)
ThraWNE's avatar
this one hits home for me: those goddamned bears where everywhere!
SilentDarkRider's avatar
I liek the face :P :D makes me smile...
andrewtheOwl's avatar
Nothing but crazy ass chaos, hell yeah!
Wilhelmina-vanRoyen's avatar
I love how the horse is totally uncaring about everything going on around it
snowleopard96's avatar
You should have added the cougar lol
Serenere92's avatar
That bear ......
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BadCowboy69's avatar
Takes my breath away just like your other one. Dang!
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