Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Nakatomi has released “The White Dragon”, a new print inspired by Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner. This print is a collaboration by artist Tim Doyle and colorist Nick Derington, the lead animator on Richard Linklater’s adaptation of another Philip K. Dick adaptation, A Scanner, Darkly.
“He Say you a BRADE RUNNAH!” Measuring 12×24, this 4 color print is printed with color overlays and silver metallic rain in an edition of 120. Each print is hand numbered and signed by both artists. Hand printed by Doyle at the Nakatomi Print Labs for $30. The art print is also available in a glow-in-the-dark variant. Measuring 12×24, this 5 color print is printed with color overlays and silver metallic rain in an edition of 30. All the white areas glow, as well as faintly on the blue. Each print is hand numbered and signed by both artists, available for $50.
The reason why I love this print is that Doyle was able to accurately capture the famous scene from Scott’s sci-fi classic, even though much of the city production design doesn’t appear within the film frame, and possibly doesn’t even exist. After the jump I’ve included freeze frames from Blade Runner showing you what Doyle had to work with, which should make you appreciate this art print even more. Check out the full print design after the jump.
The art print:
And here are some photos from the scene from the movie, to show you what Doyle was working off of:
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