31 day star wars challenge, day 19: in which I have favorite concept art …

Alrighty, this will be the last post for today because am tired. The plan is to work on at least two posts tomorrow, as well, but who knows with all the papers and projects and shit I have due in the next seven days. Sigh.

Anyway, I was going to do fan art for this one but then decided that there were so many pieces of concept art that I love that it seems sacrilegious to completely skip them for the fan art. Granted, there’s a lot of amazing fan art out there for the Star Wars universe, and I do highly recommend you check them out. I’ve used a couple pieces in the previous entries of this challenge, so please go click on the links at the bottom of the posts pages and give those artists some love.

But anyway, let’s take a look at some concept art!

I have been obsessed with Ralph McQuarrie’s work since I was a kid, and if you can’t see why? Well, I can’t help you. He truly caught the feel of the Star Wars universe – epic high fantasy in space – without making it look hokey. I also love that his original design for Han Solo (when he was an alien instead of a dashing human rogue) was reused in the design of Star Wars Rebels character Zeb.

I also adore Iain McCaig’s work on the prequels, specifically his designs for Padme. I’ve been studying his style over the past couple of months, as well as a couple other people’s because I’m trying to improve my own art – this shit is stunning, and I am in awe of McCaig, despite the fact he uses Papyrus font on his website. No one’s perfect.

And that’s that! My favorite concept art! Now … nap time.

Art Credit: 99 Designs, Tenth Letter of the Alphabet, Amazon

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