Monday, April 29, 2013

Ralph McQuarrie Tribute Poster by David Yee

Monday, April 29, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 1


 This piece combines two concept artists I respect: David Yee and Ralph McQuarrie. Yee took some of McQuarrie's most iconic illustrations from Star Wars films and put then into one awesome tribute to the late concept artist.

He's a professional concept artist who's worked on blockbuster films like Star Trek (2009), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

See the full piece and learn the artist's vision after the break. Click the image to enlarge.
Here's how he described it on his blog:
"A sketch I did as a tribute to Ralph McQuarrie for the display window at ILM. At first I had a really hard time deciding what to do. Eventually, I ended up pulling up images of my favorite Ralph paintings on my computer as inspiration. I started sketching in my sketchbook with the hopes of clearing my head and coming up with a good idea. But I had so much fun sketching, I just kept going and going and ended up with this..."
It would be awesome if someone could find a picture of the finished version.

See more of David Yee's work, including personal work, at his blog http://daveyee.blogspot.com. Ralph McQuarrie's official site is http://ralphmcquarrie.com.


A-z Challenge 2013
Y is for Yee
This post is part of the month long "A-Z Challenge." For 26 days, I'll be choosing a letter from the alphabet and featuring one favorite arts or properties. To read more of the posts in the series click here. To find out more about the challenge go here. Check the Facebook page and follow on Twitter using the hashtag #AtoZChallenge.

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Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

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