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Back to the Future: The Game by Laserschwert Back to the Future: The Game by Laserschwert
My first uploaded deviation is probably the coolest thing I've ever got to work on officially: The key art to Telltale Games' Back to the Future: The Game.

Being a huge fan of basically everything Drew Struzan has ever produced, I was quite intimidated at first, but I really wanted to do "the man" and his classic trilogy of posters justice.

Originally coming from 3D graphics (and actually making a living out of that) I have already experimented with a mixed media approach (actually being inspired heavily by Drew's "Conceiving And Creating The Hellboy Movie Poster"-DVD), whereas I start creating the main subjects in 3dsmax while lighting and rendering them with VRay (in this case I got the Marty and DeLorean models from Telltale, although I had to heavily edit and alter these models to work at this size - after all the final artwork is over 11000 pixels tall). These renderings get printed up (colorized blue) and the pencil drawings are created on top of those. Scanned back in I can simply get rid of the blue base image, leaving only the pencil drawing behind, which I colorize in Photoshop (partially using the renderings). Highlights and further details are painted in with my Wacom Intuos4, and in this case the complete background, road, flames etc. are added as well - some painted from scratch (the sky), some based on photos (the clouds and flames), some rendered in 3dsmax again (the asphalt).

Back in the 80s Drew's style was rather spattery (it changed a bit during the 90s), so I created several custom brushes in Photoshop to add that well-known texture to the image. The final steps included further color correction to get contrasts and colors just right.

Pencils on A4-paper + lots of Photoshop; final artwork about 24,4 x 37,1 inches @ 300dpi

UPDATE (September 1st, 2011):
I've extended the artwork a bit. The new version can be found HERE.

A print of this can now be purchased at the Telltale Games Store.

You can find some detail close-ups here:
Marty, Sky, Streetlight, Leg, Wheel

A look at the pencil drawings and renderings:
Marty Drawing, DeLorean Drawing, Marty Rendering

An early test of the process:
Early Marty
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:iconbatmansss:
Batmansss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Artist
THERE WAS A GAME FOR BACK TO THE FUTURE???? ASIDE FROM THE FEW THE AVGN REVIEWED???
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Batmansss Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Artist
I downloaded the game onto my iphone
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fanman1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant. :) I'm a huge fan since 1985...
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IntelligentWolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this video game! I replayed it at certain areas just to hear my favorite lines again and again :D Great job! :D
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Johns-ASC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful artwork! My favorite Time Travel Movies of all time. Played all episodes. Amazing! Looking forward to the future :)
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Vinyl1Solution Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
That guy sounds exactly like Marty McFly.
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jhroberts Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you nailed Struzans style for this!
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DAXRULZ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Just finished playing the game; I loved every minute of it! :)
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SharpTone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D !!!
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ginovanta Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
You made a great work!Are you the same artist who made the concept arts of all the characters?
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Laserschwert Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Thanks very much!

And no, I only did the poster. The concept art was made by the fabulous Ryan Jones :)
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ginovanta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I knew you could have told me who the concept artist was!Thanks man!
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MartinSchlierkamp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gratulation zu diesem Job, das gute Stück kann sich wirklich sehen lassen!
Und ja, was für ein Einstand hier. :D
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Laserschwert Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Danke! Und naja, wurde ja auch mal Zeit. ;-)
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MartinSchlierkamp Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Du sagst es! :D
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