Ok so here we have one of the worlds premier Sci-Fi Artist’s featured on Sci-Fi-O-Rama for the first time and I’d like to point out that it’s not on merit that Ralphs not popped up before… Ralph Mcquarrie IS Star Wars, every bit as much as George Lucas and if you seek Star Wars Art (and why shouldnt you!) I recommend a Google/Yahoo or Flickr image search..
So Back to (70′s) Battlestar Galatica - and following on from the prior post – here are some of Ralph Mcquarrie’s original concept paintings. Ralph’s work – of course – is pretty close to the finished models/art, but as with his Star Wars art its slightly more streamlined or spindly, in the way that only concept art can be – cooler perhaps?
BTW the reason why this blog isn’t laced with art from visionaries like Syd Mead or Ralph Mcquarrie is that a simple google search (or better yet bookshop) will yield far classier info than I can provide. It’s not that these artists aren’t amazing (of course they are! ) Sci-Fi-O-Rama is more about the off-beat…
Images Sourced Via this BSG forum: http://galacticabbs.com/index.php?showtopic=1931
For more Info:
See a complete overview of his Battlestar Galactica paintings here:
Or an overview of his concept art for Battlestar Galactica here:http://www.galactica.tv/battlestar-galactica-1978—news/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-sketches.html