Watch: 'Blade Runner' Opening Painstakingly Recreated in Watercolors
We love to feature amazing fan-made artwork and posters here, because oftentimes the fan-made stuff is more creative and interesting than the marketing materials that come out of expensive Hollywood ad campaigns. We just stumbled across a new level of fan obsession that's practically unheard of, but this is definitely worth talking about. Kotaku points us to a frame-by-frame rendering of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner, created by Swedish artist Anders Ramsell, that uses over 3,000 paintings to recreate Scott's iconic visuals using watercolors. It's an astonishing achievement, and this is just the start. Watch!
Here's Anders Ramsell's impressive watercolor recreation of the first 13-minutes of Blade Runner:
As you can see, the movie is only about 13 minutes long, but Ramsell fully intends to recreate the entire film, so he's gonna be working on this project for a long time. When he's done, though, I can easily see this put on display in a world-famous museum somewhere, because this is truly a remarkable work of art. I really enjoy shot for shot recreations done without Hollywood resources because it promotes creativity, a concept explored in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind back in 2008 through "sweding." This Blade Runner painting reminds me of the best parts of Gondry's movie, as well as the live-action recreation of Raiders of the Lost Ark that a bunch of kids created years ago. If he posts the whole film recreated, we'll let you know! Cool?