Ralph McQuarrie was largely responsible for the awesome phenomena of the Star Wars world.
A gifted artist and visionary designer, his conceptual drawings gave life to the beloved universe.
A few of my favorite designs by him were the sand raiders, snow walkers, and Darth Vader.
He was also part of the design for Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Back to the Future, and Total Recall.
He passed away at age 82.