Star Wars Art: Concept (Star Wars Art Series) [Lucasfilm LTD, Doug Chiang, Joe No book could claim to be complete on the subject of Star Wars concept art. “Phil Szostak's book boasts a collection of never before seen concept art gems.” (Comic Book Resources). “This stunning Art of Star Wars book is a must-have. Star Wars Art book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston to Doug Chiang, Ryan Church , Iai.
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Star Wars Art: Concept is the fourth volume of the ongoing Star Wars Art series of art books. The limited edition comes with five hand-signed. This is a list of Star Wars art books. A. The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Star Wars: The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie Mini Book. Star Wars Art: Concept continues the Star Wars series of large oversized hardcover artbooks from publisher Harry N. Abrams. The books before.
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Star Wars Art: Ryan Church Preface. Doug Chiang Foreword.
Concept collects, for the first time ever, the very best Star Wars conceptual artwork. As curated by George Lucas, the artwork that helped bring the Star Wars Saga to life is revealed in all its glory, featuring pre-production drawings and paintings from the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy, the TV shows, and the video games, including an exclusive preview of artwork from the highly anticipated Spanning the years from to the present, Star Wars Art: Concept is a fascinating look at the process of conceptual design.
From pen and paint and paper to the digital realm, the result is the creation of breathtaking iconic worlds, vehicles, and characters that successive generations have embraced and made their own. Praise for Star Wars Art: Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published October 15th by Harry N. Abrams first published October 1st More Details Star Wars Art 4. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Star Wars Art , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 06, Kirk rated it liked it. Skip this and go straight to Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie , unless you really want to see half a book of digital artwork for Clone Wars and the prequels.
Feb 14, Steven rated it it was ok. We had to cross-reference all the pieces that they had physically at Skywalker Ranch with everything that they already had in their image database. What did you do to provide context for the chronology?
The Skywalker Ranch library pulled every single McQuarrie interview they had, and we gathered a number of other McQuarrie interviews from outside sources. These included interviews originally done for the Star Wars Portfolio where an author basically sat with Ralph and looked at every piece of artwork and he just talked about it. What stood out the most in your mind when hearing these interviews for the book?
He sat down, he drew it, and that was it. When you look at the earliest concepts you also see how a slightly different version of it progressed, like how Alderaan was the Imperial city planet in the first movie and was carried over to Empire Strikes Back as Bespin.
What were the original pieces in the Skywalker Ranch archives like? It was inspiring and overwhelming to go through those flat file drawers and see all that material.
Some of the Empire matte paintings are on pieces of glass that are five feet long, so you have to take them out of massive cabinets to look at them. A master of perspective, McQuarrie could instantly show the sheer size of objects with his deliberately placed recognizable figures. The angular designs of both the alien vehicle and massive space station show a unification and commonality of both design and materials, helping to bridge objects that would have been created by drastically different designers.
In later drafts, Starkiller became Skywalker, but this image shows that both characters utilized breathing apparatuses to make transitioning from ship to ship a much easier process. The look of Starkiller was heavily changed, but other than rounding out some sharper angles, this image represented Vader so powerfully that very little modifications were necessary to bring him to life on screen. This image is another example of seemingly small differences from the final film that, in hindsight, feel drastic.
We see stormtroopers wielding shields, a different character design for Chewbacca and, most notably, a lightsaber serving as a standard issue weapon not one reserved for only Jedi Knights.