A user shares a painting of Arthur Morgan against a trippy cosmic backdrop
A user shares a painting of Arthur Morgan, the main character of Red Dead Redemption 2, inspired by the art style of Disco Elysium, the psychedelic adventure game. Many of the game’s fans comment to praise the art, complimenting the artist’s skills and the background, which they say would make a good wallpaper. Others joke about the possibility of Arthur’s hat talking to him like Harry’s tie does in Disco Elysium, and express their love for the painting’s subject, with one calling it “sick.”
“Is this an AI?” one user asks, expressing skepticism about whether the painting was created by machine learning. “No,” the artist replies, “it’s 100% genuine. I’d be happy to share progress pics if you’re interested.” Another user criticizes the painting, calling it “soulless” and a copy of other similar artworks.
“Would love to see your other works,” the artist replies. “And I’d love to hear what you think makes this ‘soulless’? If you have any constructive feedback on how I can improve, I’d love to hear it.” The exchange continues with the critic insulting the artist, who remains calm.
“Why are you so angry?” the artist asks. “Why do you feel the need to lash out?” Several other users then leave compliments, with one asking about the medium used and the artist responding that it is a digital painting created with brushes that mimic real oil paint.
Here is the full exchange:
Several other users leave compliments, expressing their love for the painting or encouraging the artist to continue. One asks about the possibility of seeing more paintings of the Red Dead Redemption 2 gang. “That’s the plan,” the artist replies. “This is the first in a series of nine characters I’ll be painting and posting in the future.”
Check out the original painting below:
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