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Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary Art Print by Ralph McQuarrie

Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary Art Print by Ralph McQuarrie

It's a sad day for the concept art world. Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who created concept designs for the first Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television show, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and other science fiction classics, has passed away at age 82..

It's a sad day for the concept art world. Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who created concept designs for the first Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television show, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and other science fiction classics, has passed away at age 82..

"I just did my best to depict what I thought the film should look like, I really liked the idea. I didn't think the film would ever get made. My impression was it was too expensive. There wouldn't be enough of an audience. It's just too complicated. But George knew a lot of things that I didn't know." —McQuarrie on Star Wars.

"I just did my best to depict what I thought the film should look like, I really liked the idea. I didn't think the film would ever get made. My impression was it was too expensive. There wouldn't be enough of an audience. It's just too complicated. But George knew a lot of things that I didn't know." —McQuarrie on Star Wars.

Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars concept art

High resolution Star Wars concept art

Cut your losses. - Star Wars conversion for Mutants & Masterminds 3e by Kane Starkiller - http://starwarsmandm3e.blogspot.comStar Wars - Battle of Hoth by Ralph McQuarrie

Cut your losses. - Star Wars conversion for Mutants & Masterminds 3e by Kane Starkiller - http://starwarsmandm3e.blogspot.comStar Wars - Battle of Hoth by Ralph McQuarrie

Cantina de mos eisley donde la escoria de la galaxia se junta a chupar - Ralph McQuarrie - Comment by Torby

Images from The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

Cantina de mos eisley donde la escoria de la galaxia se junta a chupar - Ralph McQuarrie - Comment by Torby

Illustration, Splinter of the Mind's Eye novel cover, late 1977

Illustration, Splinter of the Mind's Eye novel cover, late 1977

Ralph McQuarrie, who did the concept art for Star Wars (among other films), died over the weekend. Here is one of his works.

Ralph McQuarrie, who did the concept art for Star Wars (among other films), died over the weekend. Here is one of his works.

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