The Star Wars films might have looked quite a bit different, if George Lucas stuck to the original concept drawings that Ralph McQuarrie produced in the early stages. Graduating students from the DAVE School (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School) decided to bring McQuarrie’s classic illustrations to life with an amazing trailer that they worked...
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Artist Ralph McQuarrie is arguably as responsible for the look of Star Wars as George Lucas himself. McQuarrie’s original designs and concept art shaped not only Lucas’s original movie, but multiple films and TV projects throughout the franchise’s storied history. Show More Summary
Video. Ralph McQuarrie's original concept art for Star Wars still influences the designs and creatures we see in the films, in comics, and on TV today. His legacy in the shaping of the saga's visual identity is unquestionable. But his work also paints a picture of a Star Wars we never got to see - one this fan film delightfully brings to life. More »
Before the characters we know and love first emerged on movie screens, there were other conceptual incarnations created by George Lucas and artist Ralph McQuarrie. The DAVE School envisions what the first movie might have looked like had those early ideas stuck.
If you’re Star Wars nuts like us, chances are you’ve perused through your fair share of Ralph McQuarrie paintings. For those who don’t know, McQuarrie is the artist Star Wars creator George Lucas hired to help sell his vision to the studio early on. We can thank McQuarrie for the way characters like Darth Vader, […]
By now, Star Wars fans should be well aware of the impact that concept artist Ralph McQuarrie had on the franchise. George Lucas once described McQuarrie’s contribution to Star Wars as “incalculable” because of how integral the artist’s early...Show More Summary
A series of never-before-seen logos for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back have surfaced on line.
Star Wars fans can now lose themselves in all of Ralph McQuarrie's amazing concept art, including some that got scrapped. Luke was a girl? Stormtroopers had lightsabers?
Ralph McQuarrie's concept art became the visual bible for George Lucas' space saga that forever changed blockbusters. Now fans can see all his stunning work.
One thing Rogue One had in spades was great design. The Force Awakens, too, embraced the dusty, chunky aesthetic of the original trilogy, and particularly its concept artists Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston, but Rogue One went a lot further. Show More Summary
The idea that Darth Vader had a home somewhere in a galaxy far, far away isn’t a new one. Star Wars concept designer Ralph McQuarrie came up with the idea decades ago, but no filmmaker has been able to fit the idea into the franchise yet. Until Rogue One. Read more...
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: David Prowse is retiring from the international convention circuit. The designer behind many of Star Wars‘ iconic ships shares some trivia. Star Wars Uprising is shutting down after a little over a year. Show More Summary
There is no doubt that Ralph McQuarrie’s sublime art was fundamental in shaping the success of Star Wars, and enriching the galaxy far, far away. For years his work has been archived and championed, but a new book is collecting some of his best (and some of his rarest) Star Wars art in a lavish volume, and we’ve got an exclusive look inside. Read more...
This 20-pound, two-volume collection contains hundreds of works from the iconic artist, who created some of the saga's most beloved characters. The post Check Out an Incredible Tome of Ralph McQuarrie's Star Wars Art appeared first on WIRED.
Disney’s Star Wars Rebels has made no secret of its influence from the original designs of artist Ralph McQuarrie, but multiple designs have escaped even sharp-eyed viewers. No longer, as the latest Season 2 Blu-ray featurette spotlights everything from Kylo Ren’s lightsaber to Leia’s familiar costume. Continue reading…
Behold the U.S.S. Discovery, designation NCC-1031. What’s really cool is that it’s based on concept art the legendary Ralph McQuarrie did for the first Trek motion picture. See it in action in the show’s first teaser! Read more...
Ralph McQuarrie is one of people whose name may not be known to the public at large, but whose imagination gave rise to some of the most indelible, incredible imagery in all pop culture. He was a designer, a concept artist, and a creator...Show More Summary
Ever wonder who envisioned the main bad guy of Star Wars: A New Hope? The Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Statue should give you a clue. In addition to creating the original looks for Boba Fett and Imperial stormtroopers, conceptual designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie also gave a select few their very first look at Darth […]
There have been a couple different official Blu-ray releases of the original Star Wars trilogy. First it arrived in a box set that featured all six movies, and then they were re-released in individual steelbooks last year leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. Show More Summary