Original ‘Star Wars’ Concept Art by Ralph McQuarrie
McQuarrie says “I thought there wouldn’t be enough of an audience. It’s too complicated.” On the contrary, Lucas looked to the dynamic drawings as inspiration when he found it hard to covey ideas during the film. “I could always point to one of Ralph’s illustrations and say ‘Do it like this’.” Check out the images of McQuarrie’s early renderings alongside scenes that didn’t make the final cut of the films.
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