Sadly Ralph McQuarrrie past away this yesterday at the age of 82. This moc was put together to honor and remember him as one of the greatest artists of the movie world.
About this creation
"George had ideas about how his picture would look. In fact, I think the look of the picture was more interesting to him than the plot."
Ralph McQuarrie will most notebly be remebered for comming up with the looks of Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2-D2. However he also did hundred of pieces of art that are still inspiring writters and artists today. He also did work on other films such as Indiana Jones, Star Trek the original series and E.T.
Ralph McQuarrie will forever be remebered.
R. I. P. Ralph
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a visionary artist and such a humble man. Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy. When words could not convey my ideas, I could always point to one of Ralph's fabulous illustrations and say, 'Do it like this.'
"Beyond the movies, his artwork has inspired at least two generations of younger artists—all of whom learned through Ralph that movies are designed. Like me, they were thrilled by his keen eye and creative imagination, which always brought concepts to their most ideal plateau. In many ways, he was a generous father to a conceptual art revolution that was born of his artwork, and which seized the imaginations of thousands and propelled them into the film industry. In that way, we will all be benefiting from his oeuvre for generations to come. Beyond that, I will always remember him as a kind and patient, and wonderfully talented, friend and collaborator."