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Posts Tagged ‘Ralph McQuarrie’

Casey "cas" Scott | March 3rd, 2012 | News

Ralph McQuarrie 1929 – 2012

The legendary illustrator who was instrumental in realizing the visual aspect of the Star Wars universe has died. Ralph McQuarrie’s amazing work shaped many of the classic characters, starships and alien landscapes we all know and love, and most importantly, remember. I fondly remember searching the internet for his artwork years ago when I first learned who he was. I sat and patiently perused image databases on my then dial-up connection looking at each piece, and always in awe. It was fascinating to see the origins of the iconic imagery we’re used to watching, whether it’s Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, or the numerous other classic films he was a part of. I have yet to come across concept art for any film that has the energy and life conveyed by McQuarrie’s hand. He will be missed, but never forgotten as long as the universes he helped create live on in millions of homes around the world.

Ken Robichaud | February 22nd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Ralph McQuarrie’s Concept R2 by SPARKART!

Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie R2-D2 Concept

This creation by SPARKART! is a fantastic monument to the original Ralph McQuarrie conceptual artwork for R2-D2. Sparky certainly likes his astromechs and makes great use of the new Death Star planet part to cap off this one, I hope he’s still got a few tricks up his sleeve because there’s nothing like a saucy rolling trashcan to put a smile on my face (It’s just an expression, I don’t actually smile).