Watch an Animated Version of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner Made of 12,597 Watercolor Paintings

The Swedish artist Anders Ramsell spent the better part of the last year and a half working on a tribute to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and now it’s ready for the world to see. Running 35 minutes, Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition follows the original movie’s general storyline while taking certain liberties. (Ramsell calls it a “paraphrase” of the original film.) Rather amazingly, the animated film consists of 12,597 handmade aquarelle/watercolor paintings, each about 1.5-x-3 centimeters in size. As Mike Krumboltz rightly observes, the “result is like a Monet painting come to dystopian life.” Ramsell is a student at Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Some of the individual frames/paintings can be found on his personal website. For more animated films, please visit the Animation section of our collection, 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc..

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  • dailyllama says:

    I enjoyed this; easy to follow since I am so conversant with the film. All the high spots were touched on as the story unfolds. The watercolours going from nebulous to precise depending on the needs of the story. Very fine work.

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