The entire original Star Wars trilogy was conceptualized visually by a man by the name of Ralph McQuarrie. Whether you’ve heard of him before or not, his artwork has almost certainly passed before your eyes, and even if it hasn’t, it’s been used in films so gigantic that it IS impossible that you’ve not been influenced by it. What we’ve got here is a small collection of artworks that had hard and fast influences on the final product that became each of the original three Star Wars movies.
Each of the images you see below in thumbnail form will open up upon clicking to become high-resolution versions for your download and/or use. They’re under copyright to Ralph himself more than likely, so don’t go printing them up and selling them, but feel free to use them as wallpapers n such. Mr McQuarrie is a kind fellow who would love for you to use his artwork to liven up your digital device.
Then here’s some food for thought – what if McQuarrie had gotten into product design instead of conceptual film work? Would his fantastical paintings have translated to products that’d change the world in a completely different manner than his movie paintings did? Until someone takes the objects in the artwork he’s already made and pops them up to full size 3D, the world may never know.
ALSO take note – we’re still looking for a big version of the “mother-in-law” painting, a thumbnail of which you can see here – EAT THIS EWOKS!