The Hero Dies (Blade Runner)

The Hero Dies (Blade Runner)

The Hero Dies

Watch Blade Runner again, the Final Cut version. One character is a professional assassin who's dragged out of retirement to kill 6 skin jobs. Another character is a slave who's been bred and trained to be a warrior. He's escaped slavery and now his only goal is to save the lives of his fellow escaped slaves. Who's really the hero? There has been lots written on Roy Batty and Decker, check the internet for opinions on Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer's characters. This painting is from the favorite scenes series, where I painted people's favorite scenes from movies. I could only imagine this scene done in an old master style. The rain, lighting, and theme cried out for the depth that many layers of glazing creates. It's a time-consuming process, however, the results are worth it. Also, I really liked the idea of that style having a motion blur in it. As far as I know, this is the only old master style oil painting with a motion blur. 


Additional Photos: click to enlarge. 

The Hero Dies Framed 3L
The Hero Dies Frame L
closeup Ear L
closeup fingers L
closeup hair nose L


Price: Sold

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Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 36"X18"

Custom Frame: Cherry, Iron, rivets


17 March 2015


Oil Paintings