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Bladerunner: The Animation by diablo2003 Bladerunner: The Animation by diablo2003
This is a piece done just for fun. Of all the Harrison Ford movies my all time favorite has always been Deckard from Bladerunner. Bar none, some of the greatest visuals in any movie ever. I also love the idea of taking a movie, TV show, or book that would likely never be made into an animated series and reimagine it as if it were a cartoon. Whether it's Bladerunner, Goonies, Breakfast at Tiffany's or whatever, I love the cartoon look applied to a subject matter that normally looks serious and real.
I want to do a lot more of these from other movies, TV, or books and am open to suggestions so fire away and let me know what you'd like to see transformed into an animation. I'll pick a few and see what I can come up with!

Piece done in ink on bristol board. Background done in pencil. Colored in Photoshop 5.5

Hope you dig!

My Myspace page: [link]
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
Very nicely done! 
How about the old school British sci-fi series UFO, space 1999, sky cops, space precinct, Blake's 7 or any of the Gerry Anderson shows for your next subjects.
Galinas-Claim Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
AGREED!  Nice piece!
Newbiegames Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017   Interface Designer
cool background and the car looks cool too
CherokeeGal1975 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to learn how to make that cartoon look for some of my own drawings.  Is there a book or YouTube video that will show me how to do that?
nextor-dev Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Looks terrific.
RockyBadlands Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cap duly doffed. Much liked!
Knightfall1972 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing! Great homage to the movie.

The "suggestion" that immediately popped into my head was Back to the Future but with a twist: Marty McFly and Doc Brown team-up with Scooby Doo and the rest of Mystery Incorporated.
NavJAG Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Most awesome - my favorite movie ever!  Not really sure I want to see a sequel to this though, not sure Ridley Scott would do it justice!
JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yah, I could see this working-one of those early shows that are supped to be for kids but adults watch it too. Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century sorta thing-
Aquarussell Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I would watch this, and yes, it should not be made a children's tale. Thank you 'diablo2003, well done.
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only - this would be so exceptional.

Excellent artwork sir - especially on the Spinner!
Miloticmadness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's SO Awesome! :D
b-runner Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
outstanding. i want to see the whole film done like this.
LeElf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I would watch this!
The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh This is awesome.
masterofthenothing Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I really really really really REALLY REALLY wanna see Flashback done like this! A wicked game from the Genesis/Mega Drive Golden Age of video games. It took Delphine about 2 years to make! A movie version would be cool. But two of the major parts of the game was the superior motion-captured animation and the soundtrack. Proper 80's electro stuff. I can imagine only Daft Punk doing it justice, plus they're both French so that helps! I've heard alot of talk about the SNES version having superior sound etc and I can solemnly swear it's crap! I searched for ages for it and compared the 2 and there is NO comparison! There was even a PC version and that was the worst!
Anyhoo this kinda turned into a bit of a rant, sorry, but that's jus my passion for this thing. I'm gonna try it myself now I got my naff tablet working but I could never do what I've seen you do!
beltminer Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
you've done a man's job sir.
Coscomomo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
it is wonderful!
qrowdad Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
really nice work
marcialrms Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
hellava of a transition it would look great
MetalgearTwilight01 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
never seen the movie but this is amazing
Farwanderer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Excellent! Love it. I have to agree, Blade Runner is one of the best on so many levels, and Ford's best role along with Solo and Indy. I would love to see some of your other takes of this film in art. I could be wrong but the eye candy of this film would be an excellent pallet.
LuKarius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Wow.Made me want to watch a Blade Runner animated
duncanmcload Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Well, I waded through all 22 pages of love and suggestions(holy crap I just noticed this started 3 years ago!) so as not to double up. Many awesome options for you sir.
My additions(with respect to the style):
12 Monkeys!
Dark City
Princess Bride
Taxi Driver
Usual Suspects
Young Guns
Neville6000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, here are some suggestion for more animates series art of movies:

The Fifth Element

Star Trek (2009)

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Hawaii Five-O

Ocean's Eleven (recent version)

James Bond (Daniel Craig version)

Harry Potter

Stealth (yeah, it wasn't a hit, but the concept is sound)


Great work on Blade Runner, too.
HutsonMCJROTC Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
If they made a children's movie of Bladerunner, this is what it should look like.
SkarabX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Now this.. this is what I am talking about.... Oh yeah... I dig, big time. Well done!
exilelrrp Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nice!....Would love to see this in animation!!!!
deepfriedhammer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful art.
It would make a killer cartoon...feature length of otherwise.

9MR-SELF-DESTRUCT Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Brilliant. Edward James Olmos in the background is a nice touch.
ZaftigBunnyPress Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really love how this looks just like a still from a well done animated movie. And, I'm not sure if you're still doing these suggestions, but I always thought Firefly would make a great cartoon, since they already have the comic book.
Devilsmaycry317 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
awesome i just saw this pic on a diff forum looking for anime like blade runner :p
Pencil-Monkey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Terrific treatment of Bladerunner. Really makes me wish tv cartoons looked more like this.
jhroberts Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
"Blade Runner" would make such an awesome animated series. I heard a while ago Robert Rodriguez wants to do a remake, but I'd much rather see an anime style (like the one above) Deckard gunning down replicants and mutants every week...
CryonIndustries Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Love it!
DSil Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Damn you for making this look like a good idea. Love the flowing lines in his coat.
emotoyusaku Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
This is really great!! I'd really wanna be able to draw like you do!! I know it' must have take a lot of time to get your level, but let me know if there are tips to get improved.:)
EsBest Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
We have similar taste in great pieces of work. I love how you have animated the movie. I think it has the making for a really cool animation; adult would be better so there less rein on the production so it can have that same hard edge like another other favorites like Cowboy Bebop and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Cobra-Blade Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love Blade Runner to death... and you have done it justice. This captures the atmosphere and feel well. *Adds to Favourites*
RuiAnselmo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Writer
Hello! I've added your image to my blog, where I write about a pen & paper rpg that I'm writting called down*town.

You can check it out here, while it's in portuguese, you can get that I'm recommending movies, series and games so people can get what the game is about: [link]

I give credits to you, adding a link to this page, but if you wish, I'll take it out. Hopefully not. ;-)

ironman150 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
My suggestion would be Blade Runner's Prequel TV series: Battlestar Galactica!
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Awesome Mark! I agree with you...Bladerunner is one of my all time favorites...Its pure film poetry!
jorgebreak Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
you are my herooooooooooo, maaaaan!!!!
TheManAtFireOnFire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student General Artist
All I have to say is... EPIC. I loved Blade Runner ever since I saw the Director's Cut from 1992, I never got a chance to see the 1982 original version until last year when I purchased the 5-disc blu-ray set. I must say it was terrific nonetheless. Anyways, if this were a real animated series, I'd continue watching it over and over. lol.
iggzy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Simply gorgeous piece and one of my favorite films of all time
Echeverria Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
seeing this made my heart skip a beat! super awesome
TrevorMc112 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful concept man! Really inspiring!
CHRISROYAL Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
this ones HOt. the shine and reflection on the car is sweet. it also has that damp foggy feeling like the movie....UM dont kno if FOGGY is a word tho...
jesspark Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Oh, I dig! In fact, I could use your help finding my jaw; it just dropped straight off my face and now I can't find it.

Good sir, this is unbelievable. :love:
Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ridiculous awesome car!
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