#4 Star Wars (1977)
Production Illustrator: Ralph McQuarrie
Production Designer: John Barry
Art Direction: Leslie Dilley & Norman Reynolds
Barry noted the ultra-realism in the matte paintings used as an artistic influence. As seen in McQuarrie's concept art of the Star Destroyers below, Barry also gave astute attention to how the size and scale of environments to the ships added to the immensity and vastness of space. It is with this masterful detail that McQuarrie's hand traversed the Star Wars universe through all the original trilogy as a concept artist and production illustrator.