Back to Draw the Future
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October 21st 2015 is/was “Back to the Future Day”, the day where Marty McFly and Doc appear in the future after travelling from 1985 in Back to the Future 2. Thunder Chunky put out a short-notice call for illustrators willing to take part in a BTTF tribute project for the 21st and as a huge fan of the BTTF trilogy I put my hand up.

As part of the project everyone taking part was assigned a random character from the future 2015 section of the film, and had to illustrate that character at a 1500 x 1500px using a restricted colour palette based on Marty’s hoverboard from the film.

My character was Data, a member of Griff’s gang.

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Simon Whittaker
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