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Swedish Artist Recreates ‘Blade Runner’ Using Only Watercolor Paintings

Among sci-fi aficionados, Ridley’s Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ is generally thought to be a masterpiece. Well, Swedish artist Anders Ramsell is taking the cult classic to a whole new level by recreating it frame-by-frame using watercolor paintings.

If this sounds like a daunting task, that’s because it is. In the first part of the project, Ramsell recreated only 12 minutes of film with a staggering 3,285 paintings. And this is just the beginning.

Specifically, the artist uses a transparent watercolor wash called aquarelle, which means that paintings can’t be retouched later. Although this painstaking process will probably require thousands of additional paintings and take forever to complete, the watercolors give the film an ethereal, dreamlike quality that’s completely mesmerizing.

What do you think? Are you impressed with this watercolor ‘Blade Runner’?

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