Whether it’s Ralph McQuarrie’s original vision or more recent efforts, Star Wars is famous for its sweet vehicle designs. Yet over the past month, talented LEGO builders have been messing with the iconic Snowspeeders and X-Wings, redesigning them to either look more contemporary, or just look cooler. Read more...
Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of sweet, nourishing, life-enriching Star Wars news! In today’s edition: Lawrence Kasdan teases his Han Solo movie. Fascinating work-in-progress Ralph McQuarrie art is revealed. Peter Mayhew reveals himself to be one stellar guy. Show More Summary
Starwars.com has been running an ongoing feature series about the art of the beloved concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, recounting the history behind some of the artist’s lesser known or exceedingly rare pieces of art—including a spectacular look at one of McQuarrie’s rarest-ever paintings. Read more...
I run the Fine Art feature on Kotaku because it’s an aspect of the creative process that I have a big interest in, and the utmost respect for. Indeed, there was a point in my life where I hit a fairly substantial crossroads, and if I hadn’t gone down the path that led me here, I’d have ended up pursuing a career in production/concept art instead. Read more...
You don't need to be a bounty hunter to track down and acquire valuable merchandise like this highly detailed Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Star Wars statue from Sideshow Collectibles.
The Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue provides an excellent look at how the Mandalorian bounty hunter was originally envisioned. Considering that he didn’t get a whole lot of screen time, and he was beat by a blind guy, Boba Fett became a very popular character in the Star Wars universe. One of the first new […]
Brian Muir, the legendary artist who sculpted the original Darth Vader helmet based on Ralph McQuarrie’s designs, recently announced on Twitter that he began work on Star Wars: Rogue One. It’s a fair assumption that, since Rogue OneShow More Summary
Boba Fett wasn't always the Mandalorian armor-wearing bad-ass that made it into the final films. Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie originally envisioned Fett as a sort of super-trooper (meow) in the Imperial army. The concept also stemmed a bit from the original ideas for Darth Vader, though we all know how that turned out. Show More Summary
We’ve seen in the past how Star Wars Rebels has used some of Ralph McQuarrie‘s original Star Wars concept art for the inspiration of many of the characters, location and props in the Disney XD animated series. Well Rebels isn’t just looking at the past for inspiration, but also the future. Show More Summary
IT’S NOT just the global popularity of iconic characters that ignites celebrations of all things Star Wars. There in the visual epiphany-pops of George Lucas, and the mesmerizing design of the late-great Ralph McQuarrie, is something wondrous that inspires artists to render their own versions, primed to tattoo the planet with all things Tatooine.Read full article >>
The Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Stormtrooper Statue lets you get your hands on an Imperial stormtrooper as originally imagined. Conceptual designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie had the job of envisioning the now-iconic characters of the Star Wars universe, and a new series of statues makes it easy to add those visions to your collection. Standing […]
Ain't It Cool's weekly column looks back at important moments that shaped the wider Star Wars galaxy we all know and love! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the new This Week In Star Wars. So, it's my first slightly delayed column. Show More Summary
More Star Wars nerdery this week! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the new This Week In Star Wars. The danger of doing a weekly column marking important dates in Star Wars history is that some weeks will be busier than others. Show More Summary
Holy crap: a 1986 Ralph McQuarrie rendering for a planned Universal Studios stunt show spectacular. (Thanks to Cabel Sasser.) ?
I swear, the prices of convention-exclusive busts these days really make me wanna Ralph. "General McQuarrie" is $120, and like everything the man himself does...a great concept. For $100, on th...
Artist Ralph McQuarrie‘s concept art was a huge influence on most of our childhoods – Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, E.T. would not look the way they did if it had not been for McQuarrie’s illustrations during the development phase. Show More Summary
"'Amazed' and 'excited' would be good words when you came across new work by Ralph [McQuarrie]." With Star Wars on everyone's mind, there's no better time than now to feature these five segments of a mini-documentary about concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. Show More Summary
Many fans credit much of the visual genius of the original Star Wars trilogy to concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. His beautiful concept paintings and early sketches inspired much of what we love about the galaxy far, far away. In fact,...Show More Summary
The internet is understandably excited about the new Star Wars trailer. I have no problems considering myself a mega ultra super fan. I've made pilgrimages to conventions around the country and seeing new live-action Star Wars footage that isn't the prequels is really exciting. Show More Summary