Star Wars art secrets: how Ralph McQuarrie built a universe

In this feature we've gathered some of the best Star Wars art from the late Ralph McQuarrie, an artist who helped design the look of the galaxy far, far away.

This concept art from the original Star Wars trilogy set the tone for every Star Wars movie that came afterwards. The artist also solved many problems the script raced and helped shift the tone of the film altogether. 

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.