RIP Ralph Mcquarrie

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Barricade24, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Barricade24

    Barricade24 The Decepticop

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Posts:
    5,004
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +69
    It has been anounced that perhaps the greatest Star Wars concept artist, Ralph Mcquarrie has died. Anyone who has known and loved Star Wars knows that his work gave way to the masterpiece many Star Wars fans love. He will be missed but we will always remember the work he created and the adventure we love.

    If you wish to pay respects you can follow this link and pay respects either by Facebook or E-mail.

    Home - News
     
  2. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2004
    Posts:
    2,894
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +0
    :rip 
     
  3. megatronski

    megatronski Primaris

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Posts:
    5,065
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +558
    We have truly lost a wonderful soul.
     
  4. KA

    KA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Posts:
    23,288
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +72
    'perhaps'?!!

    Before i became a collector back in 00s i knew a bit abt mcquarrie from being a film fan so the coolest thing i discovered back then were the pre finalized vader, skywalker designs.

    Also, i could be wrong, were the postcards done when they moved to skywalker ranch.
     
  5. Hazekiah

    Hazekiah Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Posts:
    3,522
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +381
    This one man's concept art sparked the imagination of practically my entire generation as children and hasn't stopped yet. The slideshow of his work in the link says it all. He will be missed, to say the least.

    :'(



     
  6. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Posts:
    24,389
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +1,349
    Sad, but he had a good run and leaves behind an incredible body of work to remember him by, and a legacy of inspiration that will echo throughout our generation, and the ones that follow for a long, long time.

    Godspeed, McQuarrie.
     
  7. Rusty24

    Rusty24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Posts:
    13,183
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +740
    RIP. I've always loved his concept art.
     
  8. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Posts:
    5,283
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Likes:
    +398
    :rip 
     
  9. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    25,669
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    472
    Location:
    Beneath the Loft, London, UK
    Likes:
    +8,781
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Ralph Mcquarrie was responsible for some of the greatest bits of Star Wars lore.

    A good example is he did concepts for a Helmeted Darth Vader that would be used in space (despite there being no call for this) and Lucus loved the concepts so much they became permanent.

    Without that we wouldn't have a 'broken man' Vader, wouldn't have the voice of Thusa Doom and we would have been stuck with 'Darth Farmer'.

    RIP Ralph. Your work will be remembered, always.
     
  10. TFtoycollector

    TFtoycollector I'm British i am

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Posts:
    2,136
    News Credits:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    UK
    Likes:
    +229
    He was a great artist. May he rest in peace.
     
  11. Cyber-Scream

    Cyber-Scream Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Posts:
    9,609
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +14
    :rip :( 
     
  12. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    14,960
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +776
    :rip 

    McQuarrie had a huge influence on me when I was finishing high school/starting college and was getting into Art Deco, concept art, and the related art style.

    I had Lithographs of his work on my bedroom wall for years. Great stuff to look at.
     
  13. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Posts:
    3,646
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +9
    Ebay:
    The man who made the look. RIP Ralph!
     
  14. ironjazz

    ironjazz Tie Fighter pilot

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Posts:
    2,320
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +5
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Posts:
    8,095
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +14
    Ebay:
    A talented man who helped shape sci-fi for generations to come. R.I.P.
     
  16. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Posts:
    6,821
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +8
    RIP.

    I can remember being about 6 or 7, when my Star Wars mania was just beginning - my parents gave me a book about the movie that had all kinds of concept art from the development of the movie. I really wasn't old enough to understand a lot of what the book talked about, but one name did stand out - Ralph Mcquarrie. His work had a tremendous influence on my life, and I will be thankful to him for the outstanding work he did.
     
  17. Christian Prime

    Christian Prime SF Ibuki & Makoto Fanboy!

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Posts:
    1,685
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +22
    :rip  Ralph, the man behind the design works in the original SW trilogy! :( 
     
  18. 0MEGATR0N

    0MEGATR0N Robot/Gladiator

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Posts:
    1,318
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    his artwork was ahead of its time,RIP Ralph.
     
  19. AnithaPrime

    AnithaPrime TURDUKEN

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,005
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    :rip  He will surely be missed.
     
  20. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Posts:
    7,257
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +136
    Actually earlier drafts of the script had Vader jumping from the star destroyer to the Tantive V. Like a black shadow in a space suit. Was what McQuarrie said he was told about how Vader should look.
     

Share This Page