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Red Dead Redemption - Marston by hel999 Red Dead Redemption - Marston by hel999
Edit 07-04-10: I worked on this a little bit more...

Did I already mention that Red Dead Redemption is the BEST GAME EVAR??? Hmmm.. yes I did. But let me repeat: RDR is the best! And John Marston is so... :blush: After playing it I wanted to paint him in a a serene moment in front of his farm. If you finished the game you will probably know why.

And now I am once again too eager to upload it now and too lazy to do the final tweaks before - there is quite some room for improvement I think. But it might also be a good thing to wait for your comments first and then fix everything at once.
Again I saved some of my precious lifetime and patience by using textures from on the clothes. And I photographed my bf smoking a cigarette for the mouth reference (well I had a crappy photo of Marston in that pose i took with my cam from the tv but the mouth was somehow too blurred to see anything) - and while painting the cigarette I thought - fuck it, I'll just take that tip of the cigarette from the photo and paste it into the whole thing because I cannot draw it convincingly enough:) Don't hang me for doing that;) Then something else: The bandolier made me go crazy - I couldn't find any proper reference for the pattern on it. Now I kind of improvised... but if somebody finds me a good reference I'll be glad if you can link me to it.

Red Dead Redemption and John Marston belong to Rockstar Games. I hope they tolerate my interpretation:)

I will give you a big file for download and print at home once I'm satisfied with it and I call it finished. My watchers will be notified when it's up.

:bulletred: WARNING: :bulletred:

:bulletred: SPOILERS IN COMENTS AHEAD! :bulletred:

IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THE GAME YET PLEASE DO NOT READ PEOPLE'S COMMENTS!!! I do not want to hide comments that contain spoilers - so I rather warn you at this point:)
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   General Artist
Absolutely stunning! I LOVE this game! Completed the story mode :D And can play it online or private for hours! :D
Cara-dactyl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I kinda sorta refuse to play the end. I don't want to lose John!
killjoy200 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
you probably don't do commissions but... I do not have money or points... but can you try and do the four horses of the apocalypse? from the undead nightmare... you can say no I don't mind
dazombiekila Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is good!

 I almost cried when John got shot!

Legendary-Spartan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Outlaw to the End! I was so damn happy his son is his living legacy and finished unsettled business. John lives on through his son man I hope they make another.
Hbomba Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The ending is really sad tho.
jacobdarkloveboy6600 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this really good
Natakiro Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent job on this! It's so amazing. I love the details, especially his expression. After I did the final chapter for him, I cried! One of the best games I have ever played. I play it all the time. Back to your phenomenal artwork, I also really like how you did the background. It's marvelous. :thumbsup:
MinkNyu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I come back to this picture every once in awhile. Brilliant.
tristonv Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love it!! Absolutely love it! 
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