Poster Posse invited me to contribute to a 2001 50th Anniversary tribute and I was delighted to be involved. I spent weeks pouring over all of the alternative film posters produced over the years, 'Making of' videos and books (I highly recommend the Taschen book) and ultimately I came to the conclusion that in 50 years pretty much everything has been attempted.
Liberated somehow in not having a 'Eureka!' concept in my mind I set out to make a poster that I as a fan of the film would like. I love the Moon sequence where the second monolith is examined by the astronauts and from there I couldn't get that spellbinding opening sequence out of my head, so, I put both of them together. Prof. Brian Cox might have a thing or two to say about the alignment and positioning of the Sun/Earth and Moon but it looked striking so I went with it.
Sketched by hand and then fleshed out in Procreate on an iPad Pro, all the heavy lifting on this one was done in Photoshop CC with Kyle T Webster's wonderful array of brushes. Hand-drawn from start to finish using pen,paper,iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and a Wacom Intous Pro.