This is my attempt at re-creating a moment from Blade Runner. I actually started this a year ago, but other things (like the Dynamic Machines contest, https://www.youtube.com/shorts/wAARtawy6Tk) distracted me. My “Worship” piece (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/0ng5yE) actually grew out of an earlier version of this piece (you’ll recognize the same umbrellas). Each of those projects taught me skills that I brought back to this piece, so it’s all for the best!
If you’re curious, the beginning of this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcwOApqmJMQ …is the moment I’m trying to re-create (but in a dreamy “time standing still” kind of way).
While I was doing the initial research, I discovered that the White Dragon neon sign from Blade Runner has a good-sized following! There are write-ups on its history and info on how to make your own physical version in neon. This post was especially helpful for me, with lots of reference photos and analysis:
With the help of those reference photos, I modeled the Dragon myself. I also modeled the architecture and the oil-paper umbrellas and built the big neon sign in the background. I didn’t model any of the people; those all came from https://www.mixamo.com/.
Additional resources I used:
Blue sign in the upper left; signs used for reflections in the upper right:
Videos for the TV screens in the upper left:
The audio is partially lifted from the movie and otherwise all comes from https://getsoundly.com/.
I hope you like it! 🙂