Another project I chose for my independent study class was a poster based on the menu screen for the video game L.A. Noire. I got the game for Alex for Christmas and I just fell in love with the art style.
A screen shot of the menu
I decided I didn't want to copy it exactly but I wanted to maintain a few aspects of it. Mainly the textured wall, the car in the distance and the figure standing in the headlights.
I used Alex as a model of course (as usual lol) so it got changed to be more of a modern look with the classic noir style.