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NY Toy Fair – Star Wars Chalk Mural

Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak.

In 2008, a gentleman had seen me at the New York Anime Festival creating a giant Voltron chalk mural, and asked if I would be interested in attending the NY Toy Fair just two months later to create a piece for his booth. After some back and forth, we settled on an image of Star Wars. Oh, but not just any image, this was going to be a recreation of one of the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art paintings from the first film way back in 1977. A number of these concept paintings had recently been turned into limited edition action figures so the fit was perfect for the Toy Fair.

The event was a unique experience for me. The crowd was entirely business professionals instead of the comic book fans I am used to meeting, but I was happy to see that a number of them still got as excited about the art as any viewer at the conventions I have attended. These people work with toys for a living after all, so they have just as much geek inside as the rest of us.

I also wasn’t sure of a number of details going in to this chalk drawing. The exact size wasn’t even determined until just hours before the show opened, so I created the entire chalk mural on the show floor right from my size grid all the way though to the finished colors. It ended up being a fantastic time and I really hope to make it back again soon for another go round. Enjoy the images!

Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak.
Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak.
Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak.
Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak.
Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak.
Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak. Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie concept painting chalk mural by chalk artist Eric Maruscak.

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