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ILLUSTRATION

Book & Magazine Illustrations

In the early 1990's Simon Atkinson teamed up with Author Piers Bizony to bring to life a project that both had independently dreamed of for many years. A book. THE definitive account of the making of the greatest Sci-Fi movie of all time - Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey. Featured here are pictures of Simon's main spacecraft illustrations.

2001: Filming The Future

The Illustrations seen here were produced over 30 years ago and, following the discovery of the original large format transparencies used for the 'Filming the Future' pages, have been painstakingly restored and reproduced as a limited edition fine art print collection.

Discovery EVA Pod: Side Elevation '2001:Filming The Future' Airbrush/coloured pencils on CS10 artboard 1990

Discovery EVA Pod: Front Elevation '2001:Filming The Future' Airbrush/coloured pencils on CS10 artboard 1990

Discovery 1 Spacecraft: Side Elevation '2001:Filming The Future' Airbrush/coloured pencils on CS10 artboard 1990

Pan-Am Orion Spaceplane: Side Elevation '2001:Filming The Future' Airbrush/coloured pencils on CS10 artboard 1990

Aries 1B Lunar Spacecraft: Side Elevation '2001:Filming The Future' Airbrush/coloured pencils on CS10 artboard 1990

'Open The Pod Bay Doors HAL' Artwork developed from '2001:Filming The Future' Discovery 1

Discovery EVA Pod: Side, Front and Rear Elevation working drawings created in preparation for coloured artworks '2001:Filming The Future'

Discovery Space Pod: Rear Elevation working drawing '2001:Filming The Future'

Aries 1B Lunar Spacecraft: Side Elevation working drawing '2001:Filming The Future'

Aries 1B Lunar Spacecraft: Underside and Plan Elevation working drawing for '2001:Filming The Future'

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER

Illustration for 'The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane' by Piers Bizony (Aurum Press) This drawing was the result of exhaustive research using information from on NASA's National Space Transportation System Reference Volume's 1,2 & 3 kindly supplied by NASA's Press Department.

The illustration started out as a pencil drawing which was scanned and traced in Corel Draw. Prior to publication the drawing was 'coloured in' by another artist without reference to Simon and appears in the book in this rather disappointing part- coloured final form. Here is the original line drawing.

Enlarged section - Crew compartment detail

MIR Space Station : 'Islands in the Sky'  ( Piers Bizony) Pencil Drawing

MIR Space Station : 'Islands in the Sky' ( Piers Bizony) Pencil Drawing

'From literature To Launch Day' Exhibition brochure : British library

Pen & ink illustration for cover and contents.

'Challenger, go at throttle up'  Commission for Focus Magazine

Space Shuttle Discovery. Cancelled commision, unfinished artwork. Airbrush/hand coloured acrylic on CS10 artboard

NOSTROMO - pen and ink illustration for Spacecraft book project.

Graphic Novel Illustration

'DECLARATION' Graphic Novel project

Hardware (Spacecraft, Weaponry), Cityscapes, interiors by SIMON ATKINSON. Figures by Keith Feinstein

Concept art for United States design

TV & Film Concepts

DECLARATION TV proposal

(Videotopia US) Spacecraft concepts Freedom (Above) Liberty (Below)

DECLARATION TV proposal

Robot and Fighter concepts (Videotopia US)

VALENCE MK11

Modular Spacecraft Concepts for MMAG 11 (Videotopia)

VALENCE MK11

Modular Spacecraft Concepts for MMAG 11 Rear Section (Videotopia US)

RUSSIAN N1 Moon Rocket

Launch Storyboard art 197X ( HBO Videotopia)

US LUNAR LANDER & HABITAT

Concept art 197X (Videotopia)

DELTA 1

Aircraft concept- Pencil Drawing

Various Concept Artworks

Fighter concept

Design inspired by Derek Meddings Thunderbird 2 from Gerry Anderson's THUNDERBIRDS.

EVA Pod

Traditional Illustrations & Drawings

Williams F1 Car

Private Commission

RESTORED US CAR

Private Commission - location Perth, Western Australia. Pencil Drawing.

DEHAVILLAND HERON

The Nuclear Power Group

17th CENTURY COTTAGE

Private Commissions - Pencil Drawings

CHRISTMAS CARD ARTWORK

For Amalgam Modelmakers & Designers - Bristol

Alloway Cottage Western Australia. Private Commission

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