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Red Dead Redemption v2 by PatrickBrown Red Dead Redemption v2 by PatrickBrown
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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Given 2010-08-29
Red Dead Redemption v2 by *patrickbrown
From the suggester:
"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! ( Suggested by iiipod and Featured by rydi1689 )
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!
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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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Godhands03 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ooooh I love this game me and my cousin play it all the time
FlyingRatz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing peace Patrick and also a really cool game! :) 
lostkingdom Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
shanti59650 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
amazing game and amazing artwork! watch mine ^^ [link] (not the same level.. )
Alida-PunkHead Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist
I love love love it!!! One of my favourite games, playing it right now! haha very good art work :)
ThraWNE Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this one hits home for me: those goddamned bears where everywhere!
SilentDarkRider Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I liek the face :P :D makes me smile...
Lukas-the-Trickster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
love the style
Bealmeister Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
andrewtheOwl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Nothing but crazy ass chaos, hell yeah!
Wilhelmina-vanRoyen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Writer
I love how the horse is totally uncaring about everything going on around it
snowleopard96 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
You should have added the cougar lol
Serenere92 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
That bear ......
Ashythekitteh Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
head shot :D
BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Takes my breath away just like your other one. Dang!
carloslightning Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Hey pat, awesome artwork, I really love your style, and I wonder, How do you do the blur effect in the guy that was shot?, I've trying to do it but I can't achieve it very well, please, I really want to know how do you do that effect, thanks and keep it up.
Luiz-Artwork134 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Excellent More and Jack marston
LittleGirl98 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I love everything...Except the horse. The horse is completely unrealistic in the way it is built and the way it is moving. Also, the right front leg seems to have an extra knee in it....
SilverDragon90 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I freaken LOVE this game! I have a lot of fun trotting around and racing from the Mexico area all the way to Blackwater before sundown. Though I can go without cougars, I hate them! I chased down this one horse that I wanted and by the time I got him broken in a cougar came out of nowhere, tackled me off of it killing the horse. I was super pissed! All that time and that happened. -_- Then the wolves, they get annoying. Kill the pack and while skinning more come, almost need a partner. One kills while the other skins.

Either way, fun game.
spirit32 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Love it!
Renissh Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
god, that horse looks amazing! :wow:
everything else of course but the horse...i love horses and so it captured me. :D
Gwbrijco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
The game is pure awesomness
Phillymar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
This is amazing. you absolute genius you!
LilFrogSis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
love the dude in the bear's head lock xD
ShootingStarAJM Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love horses <3
hiddenlord Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
marioking89 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Looking at this piece of art, the style just reminds me of Atlantis the lost empire movie. Because of the style I think.
B10PitLover Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student General Artist
i love the bear mauling the guy in the background XD this is awesome
Butterhorses Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha like the guy getting chewed by the bear lol <3
leafsheild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Yes sir!
CDtwitcher Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
That's some amazing work man, it would be cool to have this on a bedroom wall, or any wall.
RealSpider-Man Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
awesome game, awesome drawing once again
queen-of-olympus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Ok, I actually got in a fight today about this game, (and GOW which I see ur a fan of) and Assassins Creed. We were trying to decide which charectors were better, I vouched for Altair and Ezio from AC, but I want your say, seeing that you like them all?
:iconaltairplz: :iconversusplz: :iconkratosplz: :iconversusplz: (IDK his name!)
Mitch1229 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I love the guy getting attacked by the bear, nice touch!
Fail-the-Palimpsest Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

I just got Undead Nightmare, like, thirty minutes ago.
mez1602 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ColorJunK-74 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job really awsome...
mistercrab8539 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i am still playing this game even after a year from first buying it!
never since gta vice city or san andreas, have i ever had so much fun playing a video game! :D
top work as always pat! :)
GiovanniNys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student General Artist
nice pic ;)
I loved the game but hated the ending, it kinda was a big d*ck-move...
RockHurtz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOO looks like Johns been taking his meds. x)
catnoise Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
waaugh this is so great
maktubz600 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I love your style!!!
Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor guy in the back. Bear attack not cool :(
BlueHorse17 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Love the blurred action! This is one of my favorite games ever!
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I just love John Marston, great look you've given him.
AidenRose Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I appsolutly love, LOVE, LOVE this picture!

But where's the horse's other back leg?
AidenRose Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
And if you haven't already you should totally do an Undead Nightmare picture. It would be epic.
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