Featured Image

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe

Posted By

Jan 13, 2015

Category: Living

Have you watched all the extras on your Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray set yet? No? OK, well, spoiler alert and everything, but some of those scenes in the original trilogy were simply… paintings.

Yes, matte paintings have been a mainstay of movie magic pretty much since the dawn of modern cinema, and these newly unearthed photos of artists working on the background settings The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are a joy to behold. It’s crazy to think talented guys like Ralph Mcquarrie, Chris Evans and Michale Pangrazio helped flesh out George Lucas’ universe with a paintbursh and not a super computer, but yep, that’s what happened. Pangrazio, by the way, also painted – on glass – the famous government warehouse setting at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 2

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 3

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 4

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 5

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 6

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 7

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 8

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 9

Matte Paintings From The Star Wars Universe 10

More From Living

Thumbnail

Oris' 1965 Inspired Dive Watch Is A Bronzed Beauty

Paying homage to the brand's very first diver's watch.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Thumbnail

Kershaw’s Decibel Is A Knife From The Future

The 2.7-ounce blade is coated with titanium-carbo-nitride coating.

Posted By Mike Bitanga

Partner
Featured Image

This Latvian Cabin Blends Minimalist Living & Eco Immersion

Environmentally-friendly abode that blends into the forest.

Posted By

Jul 17, 2019

Featured Image

Breaking Down the 7 Types of Running Workouts

Increase your endurance and strength with these new exercises.

Posted By

Jul 16, 2019

Featured Image

Sleep Amongst A Danish Forest Canopy At The Treetop Hotel

Escape to a four-person cabin in a quaint woods of Denmark.

Posted By

Jul 15, 2019

Featured Image

The 12 Best Luxury Camper Trailers

Bring the amenities of an exceptional hotel to the countryside.

Posted By

Jul 12, 2019