Original Star Wars Trilogy’s Concept Illustrations Might Give You Goosebumps
By Yoon Sann Wong, 14 Jun 2018
In honor of the late Ralph Angus McQuarrie’s birthday that falls on 13 June, Mark Hamill—who played ‘Luke Skywalker’ inside the original Star Wars trilogy—shared initial concept images of the film created by the designer.
McQuarrie, who passed on 3 March 2012, was an American conceptual designer and illustrator who worked on the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the original Battlestar Galactica television series.
Hamill gave a shoutout to McQuarrie on Twitter with the words, “#HBD Ralph McQuarrie-After reading the #StarWars script, his conceptual paintings were the 1st images I saw previewing the look of the film we were about to make. I was awestruck realizing what a unique experience I was so lucky to be a part of. #goosebumps”
His tweet was followed by fans sharing more Star Wars artworks in honor of the illustrator and designer.
See the beautiful graphics below.
#HBD Ralph McQuarrie-After reading the #StarWars script, his conceptual paintings were the 1st images I saw previewing the look of the film we were about to make. I was awestruck realizing what a unique experience I was so lucky to be a part of. #goosebumps pic.twitter.com/1PzqHG1nnl— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 13, 2018
I always wanted to question this pic....why does Luke have a mask on? Was there suppose to be no air in that scene? pic.twitter.com/UhQxE9epIT— SneakyFootballer82 (@jvtfootball82) June 13, 2018
That's not even Luke- it's Deak Starkiller from one of George's earliest drafts of the script. Don't know the reason for the mask because I haven't read it. Maybe I'll ask him for a copy to solve this mystery.— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 13, 2018
Ralph McQuartie is Star Wars...and thank God for that.— Lady Hamster Debra💫💫 (@ponygal1986) June 13, 2018
Happy Birthday to a one of a kind talent ✨ pic.twitter.com/4jSUWbILoU
Ralph McQuarrie’s Storm troopers pic.twitter.com/paPVsjc4qt— Lady Hamster Debra💫💫 (@ponygal1986) June 13, 2018
HBD to a Great & Talented Man! These are just a few of my favourites!🙏❤️🥰 pic.twitter.com/PbI2tpTJF4— Hamill❤️Skywalker (@HamillSkywalkr) June 13, 2018
My all time favorite Ralph McQuarrie painting. pic.twitter.com/VidWinQoer— Julian Kroutinsky (@JKroutinsky) June 13, 2018
HappyBirthday #RalphMcQuarrie! His fantastic conceptual drawings can be found in a "Making Of Return Of The Jedi." Fascinating. Timeless. I can never get enough of these beautiful drawings and paintings. What a feast for Eyes and Spirit of Imagination. 😊♥️💫 pic.twitter.com/BrLVurfN8Y— LOVE❤️MARK❤️HAMILL (@GabrielleOrlita) June 14, 2018
[via HamillHimself, main image via Wikimedia Commons]
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