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RIP Ron Cobb, concept artist
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:17 am    Post subject: RIP Ron Cobb, concept artist Reply with quote

http://www.roncobb.net/film.html

A couple days ago Ron Cobb passed away. He was a film concept artist who worked on many films in the past several decades, including the original Star Wars. He designed a couple of my favorite species, Ithorians and Duros. He also designed what WEG made into the Revwiens (the plant alien not realized for the film). And he designed the Gotals. Ithorians, Duros, and Revwiens are first-tier playable alien species in my game. The Art of Star Wars has a page with these sketches, and in high school before I had my own copy the book, I thought the art was so cool I photocopied them from my local library's copy. I think I may still have those tucked away in a trapper keeper folder somewhere. And this was also the artist who designed the inside and outside of the Delorean Time Machine in Back to the Future.

It is very interesting that Cobb conceived of Ithorians as being amphibious creatures. It makes me want to make an amphibious variant of Ithorians and name them Meerians after the radio drama having Luke say he saw a "Meerian Hammerhead" in the cantina.











RIP Ron Cobb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An amazing artist. He will be missed.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad that such a great artist has passed. His legacy endures in his great art though, and it everyone it inspired.

Rest in Peace Ron Cobb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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