With the overwhelming fan response to our first posting, we dug even deeper into the archives to bring you more art from the fantastic and legendary late Ralph McQuarrie.
We want to thank our fans at He-Man.org – they have brought a loyal resurgence of attention, both to Masters of the Universe and Ralph McQuarrie.
As promised, we again sat down with our CEO Gary Goddard and he had this to say about two more images we found (click on the images for larger size):
As we continued development on the project Ralph worked on some initial sketches for Castle Grayskull. In this case, I wanted the castle to be based on the iconic version from the animated show, but I wanted it grounded in reality as well. His initial thumbnails were very good.
He also was working on vehicle ideas- though these initial ideas — as you can tell — were based on the toys. I told Ralph that we needed to veer away from any toy-like vehicles. I wanted to create our own look and feel. Again, we were in a world where sword and sorcery fantasy mixed freely with high-tech futuristic technology. There were swords and blasters, and there were medieval castles side-by-side with high-tech vehicles. With this, we decided to take liberties, and yet find something new that would be based upon the world we were creating for the film and not on the pre-existing toys. We came up with a mix of unique flying warships and air discs.
We dug through the archives even more and scanned some of the following images for our fans’ viewing pleasure:
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