Star Wars - Ep V - The Empire Strikes Back

Hand-Drawn Cloud City Matte Painting Thumbnails by Ralph McQuarrie Black Friday 10% Off

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WAS $2995 / NOW $2700

A page of thumbnail sketches for Cloud City views being considered as matte paintings for The Empire Strikes Back. This includes alternate views on Leia's apartment, which became a prominent matte painting in the film. Pencil, ink and marker 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: 11.875" x 16.5"

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