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The Original Star Wars Concept Art Is Amazing

The Original Star Wars Concept Art Is Amazing
1. Star Wars (1977) Ralph McQuarrie / Lucasfilm 2. Ralph McQuarrie (1929-2012) was an American conceptual designer and illustrator. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. In his renderings, light sabers were a single colour, and were carried by storm troopers and other non-Jedi/Sith characters, before Lucas fully developed the mythology and made them a Jedi weapon. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 22. 23. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. “George had described Darth Vader as having flowing black robes. 31. “George said, ‘OK,’ suggested adding a samurai helmet, and Darth Vader was born.” 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. All images sourced from Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie. Ralph McQuarrie quotes from here, and here.

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