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Deus Ex, in the style of a movie poster.

Oh gosh, finally finished. I loved the game so hard. My goal when drawing this picture is to make the characters look very much like their game selves, so I worked the hardest on the faces. Another challenge was maintaining the composition and not making it look too busy or look like someone puked a rainbow.

Close-ups: [link]
Making of: [link]

20 hours, photoshop, deus ex extended trailer theme looping in my head
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:iconmetamaker:
metamaker Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Nicely done!
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:iconmeisiegengsta:
Meisiegengsta Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work!
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masterpiece
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
20 Hours of great and successful endeavour!
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:iconsvitlit:
Svitlit Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I was looking for a fan art like this! I LOVE it!
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:iconjennifer-seely:
Jennifer-Seely Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you!
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:iconvadrigos:
Vadrigos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
MAGNIFICENT!! LOVE the Icarus design, with the wings and the various characters!!
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:iconvr85:
VR85 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Damn! Fantastic concept!
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:iconalgarys:
Algarys Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
That's so great ! Nice setting and lovely colors. It's must have been difficult to know where to put everyone, but you did it ! :D
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:iconariuzaki:
Ariuzaki Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
So awesome, was so sad when Malik died
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
You know you can save her right
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:iconmrgiggles1990:
MrGiggles1990 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Any chance you played any of the originals? the first one mainly? There aint much art for those which is sad because its better (not the second) although this one is awesome. Nice job on the pic, I love the how the collage looks like wings
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Serain Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I really want to give it a chance, but the graphics really haven't aged well and I don't feel like looking at a bunch of concrete textured papercraft for thirty hours. Logically, artists are drawn to things with good visual design, so it would make sense that there is more art for a visually gorgeous game then a game with superior writing and development, but poorer visual design. I have gathered quite a bit of secondhand information on the original, though, and find it charming, but I will probably not draw something for it. On the other hand, I do commissions.

Thanks for the compliment, by the way.
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J-Bob Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, "the graphics haven't aged well" is the FIRST thing I tell people about Deus Ex 1. :D
(next thing I tell them is the controls weren't too great either)

However, the writing and story is AMAZING! It's just a shame the technical obstacles (eye-hating graphics and unintuitive controls) get between some players and such a GREAT game!
[it could really stand for a re-release, if only juuuust for the visual side of things]
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MrGiggles1990 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
You actually have a very good argument, your very right in the fact that the graphics haven't aged well at all and though visuals don't affect my game play experience I can see how it'd inhibit others with playing and definitely I can see it's affecting ones art
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narukagayamoto Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I hadn't noticed on the image itself right away... but when i looked at the thumbnail as i got back to the browser i could see that the composition and placement of characters made it seem like wings sprouting out of Jensen's back, which is a very cool and well-thought out detail. Nice going, this piece is amazing!
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:iconradioactivegazz:
RadioactiveGazz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is absolutely perfect!
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:iconmocrma:
Mocrma Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Year 2027 x3
Passed half of the game, still fresh memories)) So sorry for Adam, lost his girl, he almost died, but still torn between the views of "implants is good or bad." I love these games, when all iraesh experiencing what is happening on the screen, each in its own =3
Good design, well suited to the mood of the game.
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SondreDra Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
BLADE RUNNER!
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Ooooh Yieeesssss... I can't describe how much I love this - it's not entirely in the theme of the other wallpapers and promotional pictures that've been released, which are fairly stylistic, perhaps even a bit minimalistic - instead, you've taken the route that I personally associate with 70s or 80s epic sci-fi or somesuch (my associations might be a bit off - since it also reminds me a bit of manga covers) making it seem really... how should I put it? Epic and grandiose, but with an underlayer of terror. Just looking at this cover makes me think of dark, eschatologistic artwork (the "halo" and wings also cements it as something religious - or perhaps pseudo/counter-religious, with the running theme of Icarus and man encroaching on nature/god's territory) - as if the world was teetering on the edge of armageddon. The dark, polluted clouds over the dystopian city, the woman facing away into the white oblivion, the cold, emotionless expressions of the capitalist magnates, etc.

Different? Yes - but so, so cool. :D Excellent.
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Serain Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
It is supposed to be reminiscent of the Blade Runner movie poster [link] which I feel Deus Ex draws a great deal of it's inspiration from, such as the double-layered city and the fact that the future is always in night - and what better than the most iconic sci-fi film of our time?
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drkangel650 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I want this, full size and in my loft/office/nerd-lair :(
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drkangel650 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I've been looking for different user created art for my favorite characters. I wish I could have this as a full poster. Seems I missed the sale.
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Pirates-Disney-Frog Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
This is beyond amazing!
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Kathleen321 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
wow. I love this. I love the colors. I love his wings. I LOVE THIS!
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:iconjokerdisciple:
JokerDisciple Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow just wow, this is fucking amazin :D
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:iconjevasi:
Jevasi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Wow! this looks insanely awesome, great job.
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:iconbloodwitch-selune:
Bloodwitch-Selune Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awesome, want a print of it
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
If you're serious about that I am actually having a sale right now at discounted prices! Check out [link] if you're interested :D
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:iconbelovedcompanioncube:
BelovedCompanionCube Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wooow! This poster should be on the box with the game! You didn`t forgot anyone of characters and saved the mythological theme!
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Sevroy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Very nice, love what you did with the wings.
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Rahuuh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
:iconexplodelaplz: I would watch this because of the awesomeness of the poster :p
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:iconbunnyholic:
Bunnyholic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! Great job with the colors and design. Bravo! :clap:
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aizou-blue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Akajksblnzj this is beautiful.
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EricaLeeV Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done, I love the wing motif! The characters do look spot on so fantastic work. :)
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dire-musaera Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know much about the game, but that is a beautifully composed poster. And good job keeping the colours limited without feeling monochrome which is an issue real movie posters have.

*reads the comment about the free cintiq* ... This is like the time I heard you had gotten 2 DS's for free. Only worse... or better depending on one's view point.
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Serain Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Ahahaah. Thank you. If it makes you feel any better, he didn't spend any money on it either.
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swtchildishdreams Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
what happened to that bit of red that you were going to add to the main guy? but i do have to say the top girl looks a lot better now that her back/butt isnt firing out light
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Serain Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
He has a slightly more reddish tinge. Maybe you didn't notice it but I think it helped a lot. And yeah, I changed the character on the top because I didn't think she fit with the theme anymore.
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swtchildishdreams Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Oh. Okay. I see it now. Yeah. It gives him a bit more depth.
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connordavisj Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Nothing better than a movie poster for a great game. Very, very good!
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Thanks! Shame there's never been a good video game movie :/
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connordavisj Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
No thanks to Uwe Boll...
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ShaoranKun Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really awesome =O
you always only use photoshop?
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Serain Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Yeah, I'm kind of lazy and I don't have many other programs on my computer. I used to use artrage and opencanvas a lot for their pencil tools, but ever since I got a cintiq I never touched them again.
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ShaoranKun Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A CINTIQ =OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
how much did that cost you @.@
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:iconserain:
Serain Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
It didn't cost me anything, boyfriend got it for me C:
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:iconshaorankun:
ShaoranKun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg luckkkyyy
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:iconswtchildishdreams:
swtchildishdreams Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
OH MY. :O sugar daddy. no wonder you are so smitten with him.
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nnaj Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Aaaaaaaah *fangasm* This is beautiful, you are a master :la:
Hehe, I like how you actually have the real people's names in the credits (even though I only recognise Dugas and McCann's).
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