As you all know we are BIG fans of Ralph McQuarrie here at Gentle Giant Ltd. We love pouring over his original concept paintings and sketches. We have a long-running line of busts based on Ralph's art and concepts, so when this video popped up it was right in our wheelhouse. It's a great little gift to Star Wars fans and should help pass the time until Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released later this week.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... we might have seen a version of Star Wars that featured a Han Solo with green skin and gills, Stormtroopers with lightsabers, and a female heroine named Luka Starkiller.
Many of these anomalies can be seen in concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie's early illustrations of the Star Wars universe. While looking back at these early paintings we can't help but wonder what Star Wars would have been like had it remained loyal to the concept art and early drafts of the script.
The DAVE School graduating class of August and October 2017 have answered that question by bringing Ralph McQuarrie's paintings to life in a concept trailer for what might have been... The Star Wars.
Find out more about our Visual Effects program at daveschool.com
Images from "Star Wars™ Art Ralph Mcquarrie" By Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, and David Mandel - Abrams, New York