Think Blade Runner Isn’t a Work or Art? Think Again.
Since Blade Runner has a decades-later sequel no one asked for (That’s supposed to be good apparently) it may be time to take a look at this:
Swedish artist Anders Ramsell has produced a 35-minute version of Blade Runner made up of watercolor drawings called Aquarelle. To reproduce this capsule summary of the film, Ramsell painted 12,597 frames by hand. It serves as a reminder of animation can look like if not done, as most is, for efficiency purposes, but also honors the original films dream-like quality. They are mildly abstract paintings forming a mildly abstract film in a mildly abstract way.