I think one of the reasons that this sketch challenge has been a bit of a… well you know…challenge, is because I have been over thinking things and trying to come up with an image that covers the whole of the movie as opposed to just one good image from the movies even if this is not actually in my list of rules.
I almost let this get the better of me for todays sketch for 2001: A Space Odyssey,. For the principle image I was inspired by the fact we know a lot more about Australopithecus than Kubrick and Clarke did so I was trying to do the scene as the bipedal hominid we know of today as opposed to a man in an ape suit.
I tried to work out a transitional image to the scenes in space which led to a huge mess that I couldn’t clean up in the allotted thirty minutes and putting Jupiter on the top of the picture just made it look like the scene was taking place on one of it’s moons.
So I just went with the final scene of 2001’s first act with the ape, the femur and the monolith and just remember this is better appreciated listening to Also sprach Zarasthustra while viewing