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3DAD 028 : Discussion on Ralph McQuarrie’s Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek Illustrations with John Scoleri

In this session, we are talking again with long time associate and supporter of Ralph McQuarrie and his work, John Scoleri. Find out in Session 25 of the podcast how John became involved in meeting and helping to promote Ralph’s work.

John Scoleri

John Scoleri

Ralph McQuarrie was the concept artist for a number of strong iconic movies aside from Star Wars, including – Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, raiders of the lost ark, E.T., the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series and Star Trek’s “Planet of the Titans” film which was cancelled at the script stage.  I mention these examples since not everyone is aware of the impact that Ralph had outside of the Star Wars arena and a new book that John Scoleri and Stan Stice hopes to publish called “The Art of Ralph McQuarrie : Archives Art book showcases the best work of Ralph’s career throughout.… Read the rest

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3DAD 025 : The Life of Ralph McQuarrie, Conceptual Artist for Star Wars, with John Scoleri

This is session 25 of the 3D Art Direct Podcast talking about the life of Ralph McQuarrie, conceptual artist for Star Wars with John Scoleri.

John Scoleri has supported and promoted the artwork of Ralph McQuarrie, the concept artist for Star Wars through many years and more recently with the publication of the book “The Art of Ralph McQuarrie” of which he was co-author and publisher.

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He’s also exhibited Ralph’s work at a series of major events around the world called Star Wars Celebrations, clocking up lots of air miles in the process.

You can find out more about John’s mission in promoting and publishing Ralph’s work at the Ralph McQuarrie facebook page here:-

https://www.facebook.com/RalphMcQuarrie

You can see some good sized images of Ralph’s artwork that we discuss with John from his Star Wars blog post.

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In this session we discover:-

– The impact of Star Wars on John Scoleri when he first saw it in 1977.… Read the rest

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3D Art Direct Podcast Session 1 : Introduction to 3D Art Direct magazine and tribute to Ralph McQuarrie

It’s here! The first session of the 3D Art Direct Podcast!

You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on the blog. Additionally, I will be submitting the podcast feed to iTunes soon, so you can subscribe there as well – but I’ll let you know when it’s up and ready to go.

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Summary

In this session we introduce 3D Art Direct’s mission statement to help and inspire 3D digital artists. There’s a brief introduction about me, Paul Bussey, the editor of 3D Art Direct magazine, and I promote four artists published in issue 16 of our magazine; Tarik Keskin, Neil Thacker, DeeDee Davies and Les Garner from Sixus1 Media.

There’s also a tribute to Ralph McQuarrie who inspired many a digital artist. We paint a potted history of his involvement with George Lucas and Star Wars in his influence on the eventual box office success of this movie and its sequels.

Artists Promoted in this Session

Tarik Keskin (3DS Max)

DeeDee Davies (Vue Studio, Poser Pro and Carrara Pro)

Neil Thacker (Bryce, Vue)

Les Garner  from Sixus1 Media (Poser models and props)

Artwork examined in this Session

Heartbeat of Stone by DeeDee Davies

Space Dock I06 by Tarik Keskin

Links mentioned in this Session

Ralph McQuarrie’s official website

Paul Bussey’s gallery at Renderosity

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