Star Wars Week in Epic April means an epic giveaway from a galaxy far, far away. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn have a bronze Darth Vader mini-bust from Gentle Giant Studios for one lucky winner.
Congratulations to the winner of the Nightmare on Elm Street animated maquette winner, Tim G. of Schaumburg, IL!
Today's Epic Giveaway:
"STAR WARS" DARTH VADER MINI-BUST
Following 2009's sold-out Boba Fett concept mini-bust is the new original concept art Darth Vader, based on the drawings of Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston. McQuarrie is often credited with developing the look and feel of the Star Wars trilogy. McQuarrie and Johnston worked side by side to develop this version of the evil overlord. Though it is uniquely different than the final film version, the piece still holds true to the final feel of Vader's timeless helmet and black armor.
This Darth Vader Mini-bust will be sold exclusively at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. The piece features 3 different interchangeable heads and is a highly collectible limited edition.
EXCLUSIVE to G4's EPIC GIVEAWAY WINNER:
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back! Gentle Giant has produced this one of a kind piece in painted bronze treatment, commemorating the film and the classic creations of artist Ralph McQuarrie. This 1 of 1 item comes with a certificate of authenticity signed from Gentle Giant Ltd.
On CONCEPT ART and RALPH MCQUARRIE:
When a conceptual artist first commits a design to paper, it is the earliest development sketches that are the purest to his imagination when translating from nothing but the spoken word for his guidance. Artists like Ralph McQuarrie are selected by their style to develop and refine raw concepts that are otherwise trapped in the mind of someone without the ability to bring them to life visually. Artists like these are a very important tool for story tellers. The images they create become an immensely important part of characters and environments.
Often, many artists with different areas of expertise are utilized throughout the process of bringing a character to life. Each stage of development may influence the final look, and therefore they each play a role in the final incarnation with their own interpretations. McQuarrie's drawings were developed extensively to what we know today as the Star Wars saga.