Outlander Inside S2 Epi13 – Dragonfly in Amber

If you haven’t checked out the Outlander Community Website, you should. Starz opens up and shares an inside look into the episodes. We decided to share some of what they provide. Enjoy!


Created by Brendan Hessle in the Art Department.

Under Scots law, Sasine is the official transfer of land and its buildings to another person. Symbolic transfers were sometimes performed in addition to the signing of documents and included handing over a stone or clump of dirt from the property itself. The Registration Act of 1617 created an official Registry of Sasines and is still in use in Scotland today.



Created by Brendan in the Art Department.

A white rose is the Jacobite emblem and is customarily worn in remembrance of the Jacobite cause, especially on June 10th which is known as White Rose Day. This date marks the birthday of Prince Charlie’s father James Edward, the Old Pretender, claimant to the English and Scottish thrones.



Created by Kimberley Bright, Assistant Art Director, in the Art Department.

My brief from Gary Steele, our Production Designer, was to create an artwork that looked like it had been made by the University students. He showed me lots of images he liked that included Picasso’s 1937 painting ‘Guernica,’ pastiches of that painting, and various student protest paintings and posters from the 1960s, so that was my starting point. I spent a bit of time researching these images and looking for other similar paintings, drawings and posters for inspiration. Then I made loads of crazy sketches of abstract patterns, objects, shapes, and faces based on my reference material with charcoal on paper which was a lot of fun to do.

When I was happy with the quantity of images, I scanned them all and started layering them up and playing around with them on Photoshop to create the artwork for the mural, which was a very experimental process for me that I really enjoyed. When we were all happy with the final artwork we had it printed on canvas and the construction team installed it onto a huge wooden stretcher at the location (the Inverness College scenes were filmed at Sterling University). The finished print was 55 feet long and 11 and a half feet high, so by far the biggest artwork I have ever created. It’s now hanging up at the Outlander studios, so I see it every morning when I arrive for work.”



The race to the stones, before and after.




Lallybroch, before and after.


Jacobite Camp, before and after.


Source: Outlander Community


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