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As a Star Wars fan and someone who aspires to be a Star Wars artist - I can't begin to contemplate the extent of the impact that Ralph McQuarrie has had on me.

It was very sad to hear of his passing - but he has left a wonderful legacy to be very proud of.

The longevity of Star Wars owes a great deal to his imagination and skill in visualising the characters, vehicles and environments that us fans know so well.

Thanks Ralph.

R.i.p.
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leseraphin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
He was no less than Vader's father !!! Not to mention the unmeasurable contribution to the visual identity of the Star Wars saga. May his soul reach this galaxy far, far away...
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bravo! well said. :thumbsup:
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
if anything mcquarrie was under appreciated by star wars fans, he had a huge huge impact on the entire star wars mythos.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right - one of the first things I remember about Star Wars was being given a pop-up book as a small kid - and that had at least a couple of Mcquarrie production images in it (I certainly remember a painting of the X-Wing in the Death Star trench scene). I never knew that at the time they were his work - but those were some very effective images!
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
yeah that was super dope.
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Mandalorianwarriors Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"Not gone mearly marching far away."
-Mandalorian saying
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. :thumbsup:
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Mandalorianwarriors Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes he was definatly the best.
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DX-101 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
grate starwars artist his work on the old starwars animations is fantastic
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