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
Ralph McQuarrie was the artist behind the original trilogy. And his work lives on, like an unspoken code, at Disney. Since buying Lucasfilm and the rights to Star Wars in 2012, no one at Disney has been so bold as to denounce the Jar-Jar...Show More Summary
The sun was shining brightly on one recent afternoon at Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas’ lush yet cozy retreat in Marin […]
Dark Horse Comics has released The Star Wars Deluxe Hardcover Collection, which compiles The Star Wars comic book mini series. Based on George Lucas’s original rough draft screenplay for Star Wars, the comic adapts Ralph McQuarrie‘s early concept designs to bring the un filmed version of the story to life. Show More Summary
Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released another new clip from the upcoming "Star Wars Rebels" and this one focuses on the character Zeb, whose design is actually lifted directly from one of concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's original sketches for what Chewbacca might look like in Star Wars: Episode IV. Check it out in the player below!
If you love Sci-Fi artwork, you are going to love the Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary: Art of Ralph McQuarrie Portfolio. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Battlestar Galactica with this amazing The Art of Ralph McQuarrie Battlestar Galactica Portfolio. This beautiful set includes Ralph’s 24 production paintings, presented in a portfolio for the first time. Experience […]
Craig Mullins is now one of my all-time favorite concept artists and illustrators, up there with N.C. Wyeth and Ralph McQuarrie. He has created some of the most iconic designs on film and video games, touching everything from history to fantasy to science-fiction. Here's a selection of my favorites. Read more...
I love the 3D concept art by Neil Maccormack because it doesn't look like 3D at all. His renders—which he finishes in Photoshop—feel like acrylics painted with real brushes. His palette—which sometimes reminds me of Ralph McQuarrie's—is crucial for the painterly feel of his creations. Read more...
In 1995, Irvin Kershner tried to make a remake of the classic Forbidden Planet. The project never materialized, but Kershner had already marshaled the artistic talent of Ralph McQuarrie, John Eaves, Mark McCreery, Syd Mead, and Stan Winson. And the early concept work of McQuarrie and Mead is readily accessible today. Read more...
Are you a fan of Ralph McQuarrie's artwork for the original Star Wars film trilogy? Over the years, he has also created pieces outside of Star Wars. Dreams and Visions Press hopes to raise $50,000 for their coffee table book, The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES. Show More Summary
+ See McQuarrie concept art for Irvin Kersner's FORBIDDEN PLANET remake!! Read the full article on AICN If you’re a regular reader of AICN, there’s a high chance you already know the work of Ralph McQuarrie is. In case you don’t… He’s...Show More Summary
Welcome! This week, newly released concept art for the Star Wars trilogy by Ralph McQuarrie reminded us of why we love the movies so. Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, a limited edition book by Dreams and Visions Press, features the original designs for the films' sets and its now-legendary characters, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Read Full Story
Ralph McQuarrie was an American conceptual designer and illustrator who passed away in 2012. In 1975, George Lucas commissioned McQuarrie to illustrate scenes from the script for Star Wars. McQuarrie designed many of the film’s… Original ‘Star Wars’ Concept Art by Ralph McQuarrie is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.
When the first teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back arrived in 1980, there was only Ralph McQuarrie's concept art and some publicity still shots of stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to accompany them. But with the first teaser for next summer's release of Revenge of the Jedi, we get some real footage. Show More Summary
Last week, Lucasfilm rereleased the original Star Wars teaser trailer, and this week, they're sharing the original teaser for The Empire Strikes Back, which included no film footage, but instead featured concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's paintings. Read more...
Watch the original teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, which is notable for featuring solely concept art by Ralph McQuarrie but no film footage. Among the McQuarrie paintings seen are the Rebel hangar on Hoth, Luke on a tauntaun, Darth Vader aboard a Star Destroyer, Cloud City, an Imperial probe droid, and Luke’s final […]
Very little is known about the next big Star Wars endeavor, Star Wars: Rebels. It's a totally new animated series, set a decade before Episode IV and inspired by the art of Ralph McQuarrie. We've seen a few images — but now, get your first glimpse at some footage. Read more...