cultfilms: “star wars: the art of ralph mcquarrie (book) ralph mcquarrie american conceptual designer & illustrator. in george lucas commissioned mcquarrie to illustrate scenes from the script for star wars. mcquarrie designed many.
Way back in 1975 George Lucas commissioned the concept designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie to illustrate the characters and scenes for an upcoming sci-fi movie he was working on. That movie of course turned out to be the original Star Wars.
Original Star Wars concept painting by Ralph McQuarrie showing Y-Wing Fighters attacking the Death Star. This painting was intended to show the massive size of the Death Star relative to the attacking ships.