The evocative world of 'Red Dead' fan art

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Fan art is wonderful.

Red Dead Redemption 2, the 2018 Western video game developed by Rockstar Games, has stirred creativity in artists who feel a kinship with its protagonist, Arthur Morgan.

Inverse asked artists why they put down the controller and picked up the paintbrush.

The following images are inspired by a game that's sold 27 million copies and claims a devoted community of online outlaws.