I wasn't lucky enough to attend the recent Star Wars Celebration Europe - but I was incredibly impressed by photos from the event of members of the 501st Legion who had created costumes based on the late Ralph McQuarrie's conceptual artwork for the original Star Wars movie. Their 'Concept Stormtrooper' costumes are simply amazing and made me want to have a go at creating a drawing of them preparing for battle. I'd definitely recommend also checking out some of the photos of the Concept Stormtroopers. You can find some here (in a post dated July 26), together with details of the extremely dedicated troopers behind the costumes: www.facebook.com/UKGarrison
I decided to add the prototype version of Boba Fett as it's another example of a very cool looking version of a familiar character that never made it to the big screen. Ralph McQuarrie also created conceptual artwork for the Boba Fett costume along with Joe Johnston (who is credited with the final design). This version is from when he was initially intended as a kind of 'super trooper' and is basically the look we're familiar with - albeit before the final paint job was decided on. It was used in a screen test, video of which recently resurfaced: starwars.com/watch/meet_boba_f…
Star Wars was created by George Lucas and its characters are owned by, and are copyright of, Disney. This is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction. This was drawn, by me, in Photoshop using a Wacom pad and is a compressed version of the original.
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