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November 1, 2014
The effort WouterGort gave in the small details and perspective is impressive. Birth of a Replicant is truely a brilliant work!
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Birth of a Replicant

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Challenge 5 for the Brainstorm group! The theme was Blade Runner. 

I thought it was interesting that the replicants in the film were made out of organic substance and I thought it would be fun to imagine how they would be build. 

I pictured a kind of 3D printer, where there's a flat surface that slowly goes up while organic matter is released into the basin by the 6 faucets on the edges. The organic matter (DNA) moves through the liquid to find its correct position and gets 'glued' to the rest of the body by the laser around the edge of the table. This process would continue and the replicant would slowly emerge from the liquid, like a print from a SLA 3D printer. 

I tried adding movable parts to the machine so it would feel alive when active, like the Voight-Kampff machine while monitoring. 

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Reactor-Axe-Man's avatar
Dr. Tyrell overseeing this makes the piece.
AndKirst's avatar
The lighting effects are amazing! I love the blue glow.
AskEmberFlametongue's avatar
Dude it looks like a bacterial cell
TheTwiggyDance's avatar
Oooh yeah - LOVE the swirls in the liquid. Very nice....
thetnknownbrony's avatar
3 Things 

1. Awesome 
2. Congrats on the DD
3. why does man standing remind me of the Butler from Sonic X? 
gourger's avatar
this is awesome. Straight in my fave gallery !!!
AgonizingSwordfish's avatar
Congrats on the DD! :aww:
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Fractaldragon's avatar
Terrific concept, excellent drawing, wow! Interesting angle, too. Congrats on the DD!
TheGalleryOfEve's avatar
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
WouterGort's avatar
Hey thanks! I just saw it, awesome!! :D My first DD wooohooow!
TheGalleryOfEve's avatar
An an awesome one!!! :nod: :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
DracoPhobos's avatar
Like how you added Tyrell in the pic too
WouterGort's avatar
Cool that you noticed! =D
DracoPhobos's avatar
well, i like that movie a fair bit. It looks like Roy in the growth tub, is it?
WouterGort's avatar
Yeah exactly, or at least my interpretation of it. I thought it would be fun to imagine the 'building' process in a mechanical and organic way. I figured maybe some stuff (like the eyes) would be put in later (as the movie shows that those are designed seperately). Or maybe the eyes were just designed seperately, but then all build in the same growth tub. I dunnow :P
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hmmm, well tyrell handles genetics, and he could synthesize the proteins that code for organ development, so really he wouldn't need the eye guy, in a biological standpoint. This is all under assumption that technology is advanced enough for that. It's be like a different 'sect' of stem cell growth, but instead of manipulating embryonic cells,  Tyrell could simply focus on the codons for each protien. I don't know if his knowledge included mRNA, but he could make a Replicant all by himself.
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hello, congrats for your DD, your wonderful work has been featured in :icondthemansion:
You are welcome to share with us your incredible talent :D
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