Even if you're not much of a Star Wars fan, chances are you know a thing or two about the movies, their characters, and the universe the stories take place in.
The film's become a worldwide cultural phenomenon that has influenced so many types of art, from directors, painters, to video game creators and probably even business executives. I mean it's not hard to imagine that there are plenty of high power CEOs who dream of being Emperor Palpatine with a legion of Darth-Vader-esque managers beneath their wings.
What a lot of people don't know is that there's some pretty funky original Star Wars concept art that imagined a universe that's vastly different than the one we've come to grow and love.
So someone took all of that old school, 1975 concept art and decided to create a Star Wars trailer based off of all that unused imagery and artistic direction. The result is something that's unique yet undeniably familiar.
Courtesy of Florida Technica College's DAVE School (Digital Animation & Visual Effects), the trailer for The Star Wars was able to bring artist Ralph McQuarrie's sketches to life.
Luke Skywalker is a female Jedi, Luka Starkiller, Han Solo has green skin and gills, and lightsabers aren't the all powerful weapons reserved for the Jedi; these are just a few of the differences from George Lucas' original concept world.
Here's some of McQuarrie's original work that DAVE was able to bring to the big (trailer) screen.
I mean, McQuarrie's art is nothing short of amazing, you can check out a whole slideshow of the work George Lucas commissioned him to create for the original film:
Amazon's also selling this amazing, high quality art book of all his concept drawings for the film as well. So if you don't know what to get a super Star Wars nerd for Christmas, this might be something worth checking out.
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