Lovers of the Star Wars franchise will no doubt recognize the job of concept artist and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie. “The purpose behind the painting was to effectively illustrate the conditions in the Rebel trenches since they’re overrun by AT-AT walkers and swarms of snowtroopers,” says South African artist Jason Askew. Based on Harrison Ellenshaw, who created this matte painting, George requested that it be re-done to appear more like Ralph concept.
Definitely one of the greatest Star Wars artbooks around. And we’ve got a preview of just some of the pieces of art which will be available at the show along with the first real information. As we’ll see, among the most common causes of new or updated paintings was that the change of the pirate ship” (a.k.a. the Millennium Falcon) out of Colin Cantwell’s unique design (that would become the Blockade Runner).
By this time, Joe Johnston’s X-wing and Y-wing designs had substituted the original versions of Colin Cantwell. Click on the slide show to see the Star Wars Art concept artwork of McQuarrie. David Mandel: This really is a book that former executive editor at Lucasfilm, Jonathan Rinzler, desired to do for several years.
Concept classics, Darth Vader. Credit goes into Digital progression, (Malcom Tween) LucasFilm, Walt Disney and Royal Mail for providing us these fantastic designs. Costume designer Nilo Rodis-Jamero presents finished costume examples George Lucas and producer Howard Kazanjian at 1981. An Atlanta native, Christian Waggoner brings a fresh look to the world of Star Wars art that is nice.
•when seeming to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the genuine original art–for example, you’re able to clearly view paste-overs, blue pens in the artwork, editorial notes, art corrections.
And yet fans have become inside the portfolio with the 21 paintings, few understand that many of them had gone during the production of the film. David Mandel: My favourite part of Ralph’s Star Wars work is the way you can see the designer he once was.