The Best of Ralph McQuarrie’s Star Wars Concept Images
At the outset of his career, Ralph McQuarrie worked for a dentistry firm where he sketched teeth and dental equipment. After he cut his teeth (excuse the bad pun), his resume becomes seriously impressive having worked for the Boeing Company and CBS News on their coverage of the Apollo space program. What most of us fans know him for of course is the magnificent concept art he done for the original Star Wars trilogy. Without a doubt, he gave the movies the look we are all familiar with today as well as designing such iconic characters as Chewbacca and Darth Vader.
McQuarrie sadly passed away back in 2012, but his legacy definitely lives on in the Star Wars universe and will continue to do so for many years to come.
I’ve picked out what I think is some of his best work, but it is my opinion of course. Are there any paintings I’ve missed out that you like? If so, please feel free to comment in the section below and I’ll add them to the gallery.
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