Topic: McQuarrie Concept Art

so is anyone else like baffled by the mcquarrie concept art for star wars? i know i am. i managed to find this page (it's all in russian, but that's not what's important) chock full of mcquarrie concept art, and it is balls awesome. see for yourself.

http://swfix.borda.ru/?1-0-40-00000406-000-10001-0

the page has a lot of stuff on it, so it might take a bit to load. still worth it.

Re: McQuarrie Concept Art

Why do you say you're "baffled" by his concept art?

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Re: McQuarrie Concept Art

Yeah, why are you baffled by it? I think his art is awesome.

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Re: McQuarrie Concept Art

i wrote baffled? that should have said amazed... plus i am using his concept art of the medal ceremony from a new hope as my current background.

5 (edited by tachyonblade Saturday, October 31, 2009 11:46 pm)

Re: McQuarrie Concept Art

His design and conception work is the sole reason that we are still here today talking about Star Wars and all things related 32 years later. I know George Lucas was necessary to get everyone together to put things in the context of his half-assed story, but I truly believe the movie's success can be attributed to the way the Star Wars universe looked and "felt" and the best things was,,,,WAS,,,it was not over-elaborated. They didn't call the blasters EE-3s, they didn't emphasize the technology overtly. If George did anything right it was letting the imagery speak for itself. As an artist myself I can truly say that Ralph is just the Einstein of visual futurism. Between him and Sid Mean an entire generation has been able to visualize the future and the fantastic in ways that before the 70s were really not possible.
The evolution of art and design hits bumps in the road from time-to-time. Like for example when Filippo Brunelleschi explained the principles of one point perspective it opened up a whole new way of thinking about (thinking about) how to render the world around us. Picasso did similar things with composition and Dali did it thematically.

Before Star Wars, Blade Runner and I should also include Alien, H.R. Higer, Sci-fi was a kids genre with stories wrapped around technology...flying saucers, "zap" guns etc.

Ralp and Sid and Giger just pull things out of their heads and say "there it is" "this is what the future looks like" "This is what technology looks like" " this is what the world looks like"

As an artist the most frustrating thing is to try to create something original. So I try not to look at other people's work as much as I did when I was a kid. Ralph's designs sold Star Wars. Without Ralph there is no Star Wars.

I know those are bold statements but that's how I feel. Sorry for the length...this is something I have a great deal of passion about.

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Re: McQuarrie Concept Art

Wow, they're beautiful. Hmm, intresting. Boba Fett started out in a white suit. tongue

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Re: McQuarrie Concept Art

netracinya wrote:

Wow, they're beautiful. Hmm, intresting. Boba Fett started out in a white suit. tongue

They are beautiful. I wish more people were more excited about his art.

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