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Matt McGloin

New Star Wars Concept Art Surfaces


A new batch of concept art for various Star Wars related projects has surfaced online.

io9 got their hands on the art from the new book Star Wars Art: Concept.

From Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston to Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Iain McCaig, Erik Tiemens, and the next generation of animation and video-game artists, Star Wars Art: 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 1313. Spanning the years from 1975 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. 

You can order the book on Amazon at a discount.

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"Rebel Troopers" Concept art for Star Wars: First Assault, proposed video game.
By Richard Lim


Coruscant underworld police Concept art for Star Wars: 1313  
by Kinman Chan 


Betty droid, reclining; Private commission
By Hajime Sorayama 


R2-D2 and C-3P0 lay low in an urban hub
Concept art for Droids animated series
By Nelvana Studio staff artist 


Armed stormtroopers on the floating prison planet Alderaan; Concept art for A New Hope
by Ralph McQuarrie 


Doug Chiang sketch