How original Ralph McQuarrie concept art inspired Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Via the Side Show Toy Blog:

George Lucas may have dreamed up Star Wars, but from the very beginning legendary concept artist Ralph McQuarrie was instrumental in translating those dreams into reality. Before principal filming ever began on Star Wars: A New Hope, the late illustrator established so much of what we love about the galaxy far, far away, from the menacing look of Darth Vader to our favorite heroic droids.

Today, nearly 40 years later, much of McQuarrie’s original unused artwork continues to be used as a source of inspiration in the Star Wars universe.

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How original Ralph McQuarrie concept art inspired Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kinetic Sculpture of 15 Moving LEDs Mimics a Walking Person

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Via Random-International:

Study for Fifteen Points  experiments with the minimal amount of information that is actually necessary for the animated form to be recognised as human; and the fundamental impact created by subtle changes within that information. When arranged and animated in order, the points of light represent the human anatomy. Instinctually, the brain is able to stitch the disparate points together and recognise them as one human form.

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Kinetic Sculpture of 15 Moving LEDs Mimics a Walking Person

Crocheted Wire Anatomy by Anne Mondro

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Via BoredPanda:

Artist Anne Mondro is putting the art in heart with these amazing anatomically correct hearts. She makes them by crocheting tinned copper wire and we’re sure you’ll agree that the results are nothing short of spectacular.

Mondro is an Associate Professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She spent about a year researching the anatomy of a heart in order to ensure that her art was as anatomically correct as possible. She figured out how to make her hearts using 3D modeling software and she complemented the process by spending time in the university anatomy laboratory.

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Crocheted Wire Anatomy by Anne Mondro