Our expert's notesA page of hand-drawn Ralph McQuarrie Endor landing platform thumbnail sketches from McQuarrie's Return of the Jedi Portfolio. McQuarrie was asked to complete a number of painted illustrations for the portfolio after finishing his work on concept designs for Jedi, including an illustration of the Imperial walker on Endor. McQuarrie is widely known for his signature small thumbnail sketches that he used to work out compositions for scenes. These thumbnails include the walker, the Imperial shuttle, and Vader. Graphite on paper.
This is a hand-drawn artwork by concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. McQuarrie is widely considered one of the seminal Star Wars artists, having designed the look of Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and countless other elements of the original film. McQuarrie was one of Lucas's first collaborators on Star Wars and created numerous concept sketches and production paintings that were used to convey Lucas's vision to those working on the film, and later used to market it. McQuarrie's paintings were published in portfolios that are well known to Star Wars collectors. He went on to work on all three films in the original trilogy and later did additional work for Lucasfilm in the 1990s, on The Illustrated Star Wars Universe project, and two Star Wars Pop-Up Books. Original artwork by McQuarrie is exceedingly rare and sought after by collectors.
Dimensions: 11.25" x 17.5"
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