WHO Landing Commission
Posted 3 years ago and submitted by Graeme Neil Reid | Share link: http://illo.cc/87337

In 2019 we had the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and when one of my Patreon supporters enquired about a commission to commemorate this amazing event with an added hint of ‘Doctor Who’ then I was always going to be excited to paint this historic moment in time.

The brief was pretty straight forward. Create a piece that featured the ‘Eagle’ LM (Lunar Module) that landed at the Sea of Tranquility, the astronauts and a little touch of Doctor Who. The reference to Doctor Who had to be reasonably subtle, the main focus was to be the moon landing but something had to be added to give it a nod to the TV series that many of my supporters know and love.

You can read more and see some process work on my website.

Graeme Neil Reid
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7817 556 592

Graeme Neil Reid is a Scottish artist living and working in Fife, Scotland. With a strong sense for traditional skills, Graeme is as easily at home creating unique illustrations on… Show more.

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I employed Graeme as the sole illustrator and designer on The Dangerous Book of Heroes. The quality of his work was excellent and he was great at understanding what we at HarperCollins needed, and at doing it quickly too. It was a complicated project, and the drawings needed to be historically accurate as well as engaging for the reader and Graeme was particularly good at paying attention to the details which were important to us and the author. The project was on a tight timescale and he rose to the challenge, producing everything in time and to budget, with great creativity, speed and care.
— Clare Hey, Senior Editor HarperCollins