The real Dagger of Time

Sketchbook pages from my first day on the Prince of Persia set in Morocco, last summer:

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Jake offered to hold the Dagger of Time so I could sketch it. The one drawing you’d figure I could do in my sleep.┬áNaturally, under pressure (we were between takes), I rushed it, and messed up the proportions.

I asked him to hand me the dagger for a moment, thinking I might just turn back time and try that sketch again. Alas, it was empty. He must have used up the sand doing stunt work with 2nd unit.

It felt good to hold it, though. Much more solid and weighty than a PS2 controller.

Posted on Nov 9, 2009 in Blog, Film, Prince of Persia, Sketchbook | 9 comments

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  1. 11-10-2009

    The real Dagger of Time… :)

    To be honest I figured there would be multiple daggers for the film. A finely detailed one for close-ups, a rubber one for use in fights, a virtual one for special effects, and multiple copies of those in case one of them breaks. Actually I think breaking the Dagger of Time would be catastrophic, so I hope that doesn’t happen.

  2. 11-10-2009

    Wow, even if it is disproportionate, it is stunning work. There is something about your art style that is quite captivating. I love it.

  3. 11-11-2009

    i can’t begin to imagine the feeling(s) that went through you when you held that dagger in your hands. i know i’d have a variety of emotions going through me.

  4. 11-13-2009

    Seeing it in a screen and holding it for real are two very different things. I would keel over and let out several sobs if that were me.

  5. 11-18-2009

    When do we get to see a picture of the dagger of time ,and will there be any prop replicas made?

  6. 11-22-2009

    i’m looking forward to the movie but i cant help but wonder, will you ever be getting into game design again? sands of time was one of the best games of the last generation and all the others have been pretty disappointing i think (though i did enjoy two thrones quite a bit, it still wasn’t as good as sands of time) so another pop designed by you would be pretty good at this point.

  7. 11-30-2009

    @Mike Apparently you missed this new story on Kotaku from 1 September: http://kotaku.com/5350351/mcfarlane-does-the-prince-of-persia :)
    Still no PoP stuff listed on the McFarlane Toys site, so keep checking: http://www.spawn.com/

  8. 12-7-2009

    Jordan, did you hiss ‘Myyyy Preciousssss’ when Jake said he had to take the dagger back from your hands for the next take? :D

  9. 2-28-2010

    seeing it in a screen and holding it for real are two very different things. I would keel over and let out several sobs if that were me.

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