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Heeding-Bowman by Drell-7 Heeding-Bowman by Drell-7
This is a new installment in Rob Caswell's and my series of illustrations based on the NOVEL 2010: Odyssey Two. After being galvanized into action by the mysterious apparition of Dave Bowman, and the disappearance of the enormous "zagadka" or monolith, orbiting Jupiter, the crew of the Alexi Leonov scramble to improvise a connection between their ship and Discovery. They will use the remaining fuel in Discovery to boost the Leonov in order to begin their journey back to Earth earlier than planned.

Done in Lightwave 10 and Photoshop CS 6.Thanks to all the builders of the models used in this image!
Thanks for having a look!
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Writer
I've followed this series from the beginning. I'm so glad to see you finish it, and I look forward to your next project. Maybe a bit of love paid to the Michael from Footfall? Or maybe some work on the ships of the Man/Kzin Wars.
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William-Black Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know how I missed this one when posted Tom, your Leonov is superb, beautiful modeling and exquisite scientific accuracy.
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tawog11 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Where's the Leanov 
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Javajunkie1976 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
One thing I've noticed that you didn't put in (now that I'm re-reading the books) are the radiator "wings" on Discovery that A.C.C. describes as V-shaped wings sprouting from the sides of the reactor housing. If you do either a Google search for images of A.C.C.'s Discovery or looking through this site, you'll see many pictures of models that were built with these fins.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Actually, the rectangular radiators are not what Clarke described in the novel "2001'. He describes there the far more elegant V radiators from what is commonly called the "Dragonfly" design.

Clarke specifically states, in the introduction to "2010: Odyssey Two" that he is writing a sequel to "2001" the movie, and not the novel, and that changes in Discovery, the events in the novel, and even the ultimate destination of Discovery (in the book, it was Saturn) that the movie made, should be in force when reading 2010. So, we went with Clarke's stated intent, and Discovery in this series appears as it did in the movie "2001".
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Javajunkie1976 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Ok, thanks for clearing that up. By the way, have you ever watched the first movie while stoned? The flight of Bowman near the end is trippy while stoned.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
"The Ultimate Trip", as it was called, even before the MGM marketing department started using the phrase. I never personally have, but I've certainly heard detailed accounts!
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Javajunkie1976 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I personally will never allow myself get high but like you have heard tales and can understand from the final flight scene.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Writer
The best in the series...so far!
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Kon! Your optimism amuses and frightens me.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Writer
I walk in the truth.
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Brilliant, hope we see more of the Leonov
:D
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I didnt recognize her without her clothes on ;-)
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It does change the silhouette a bit...
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NyrathWiz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Coming from you , sir, that means a LOT! Thanks!
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NyrathWiz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The scientific accuracy is spot on, as always. The composition is dramatic, the rendering is photo-realistic, the texturing is perfect, the colors pop, what's not to like?
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SentryGun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
This entire series of Novel: 2010 have been fantastic.  Thanks for these!
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome! Its a real labor of love.
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ralfmaeder Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great details and lighting.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! We've poured over Clarke's text to try to get it right.
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ralfmaeder Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only know the movies, but I like your artwork "noneoftheless". ;)
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
YES
This is the image I have been waiting for you to make.

This scene in the book always amused me.  I always loved sheer audacity of taping two ships together.
Great rendition of it.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This one really stymied  me for a long time, until I realized the carbon tape, as Clarke described it, wouldn't even be VISIBLE from this distance!
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I admit one of my initial thoughts was to wonder where the tape was, then I too realized it would have to be a couple feet wide to really be visible (though you may see some spots where it's bunched up real nice).
I don't remember how big the tape was supposed to be aside from the Leonov carrying several kilometers of the stuff.  Been a while since I read the book.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stealth tape.....
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acerr85 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Beautiful ship
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Discovery is a classic! I don't know if I'd call our Leonov beautiful, but functionality has a beauty of its own, I suppose...
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Indeed it does... even if it is "retro" ;)
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! The open bay door and the lighting within and without really make it seem real.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man. Glad you're diggin' it!
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Handsomely realised, I love the contrasting ship designs. Can I ask - why did you go for a more book-accurate Alexei Leonov, but keep the Discovery model from the movies?
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Its the way Clarke approaches it in the book. In the Forward, he makes it clear that 2010 the novel is a sequel to 2001 the movie. So the monolith being located on Iapatus, around Saturn is dropped, and the design and location of Discovery are altered from the 2001 book to correspond with 2001 the movie.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Writer
COOL!!! An absolutely fantastic job, good sir :clap:

You and Rob make a great team :D
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, good Doctor!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your composition really displays the coupling with great drama. Great work on the details, as well.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
And very much augmented by your graphic design and art direction!
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eddievhfan1984 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Curious. How come the Pod Bay's rigged for red lights?
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
It was a whim, really. It looked better, and in the novel there is frequent shifting from white to red lighting. I rationalize it by assuming Max prefers red for EV operations.
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eddievhfan1984 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Oh, cool. :) Tether on the next one?
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