The official Star Wars website has interviewed Lucasfilm’s VP and executive creative director, Doug Chiang and also released some of the concept art featured in the art book, The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
I was so influenced by Episode IV in terms of the design. That’s what I grew up with. I spent my high school days just drawing Star Wars designs from Episode IV. So when I finally got a chance to work on Star Wars with George [Lucas] for the prequels, I thought I was going to do that. You know, just draw nothing but Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston designs…
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