The evocative world of 'Red Dead' fan art

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.