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If You Aren't Impressed by This Red Dead Redemption 2 Inspired Art, You're Lying

Freelance Concept Artist Tom Garden has recently published artwork inspired by hit game Red Dead Redemption 2, and it's absolutely riveting.

By Ben Walker

January 21, 2019

It’s no surprise that talent lurks in every corner of the internet, but when something truly extraordinary rises from the ashes – you’re blown away. This was my reaction to seeing this incredible artwork, created by freelance Concept Artist Tom Garden, which features a man riding a horse to the sunset in the Wild West. The artwork, which Garden says is inspired by critically-acclaimed title Red Dead Redemption 2, is titled “Follow the Trail.”

This entire piece just blows me away, it’s actually one of the most impressive pieces of art I’ve seen in a while. Of course, upon seeing this creation I immediately made this my laptop wallpaper and my Twitter header image–because I’m that kind of person. Tom Garden seems to be a really talented artist, and when I looked through his portfolio, it seems he has a knack for video game inspired art.

On his ArtStation page, you can see a wide variety of pieces, including a Metal-Gear-inspired piece of artwork that Garden created over a year ago, which is equally as impressive as the rest of his work. He really is someone who I’d love to buy a print from, which is why I’m puzzled as to why he doesn’t sell these artworks – they are insanely good.

I originally found Garden’s artwork through Rockstar Games themselves, who recently shared his Red Dead Redemption 2 art on their social media pages. It wasn’t until looking further into it that I realized the art is actually 3 months old. I don’t personally know the time in which he began working on this piece, but if he created this in a short span of time then it increases the level of which I am impressed.

The artist thankfully released a YouTube video to his channel in which he showcases a short Behind-the-Scenes look at how the piece was made. You can watch it below, or alternatively, you can view Garden’s entire portfolio, which is almost therapeutic to browse.

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Ben is a Staff Writer for DualShockers. He never spells anything wron. Ever.

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