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Return of the Jedi Rancor Monster Concept Painting.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 700.00 USD
Return of the Jedi Rancor Monster Concept Painting.
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(20th Century Fox, 1983) An original concept art painting for Jabba the Hutt’s Rancor monster from Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. George Lucas’s original instructions on the Rancor to master puppet-maker Phil Tippet were entirely open-ended: “Do whatever you want, but I want a big monster in a pit.” Nilo Rodis-Jamero, Joe Johnston, Ralph McQuarrie, and others were called upon for designs. The beast went through a series of conceptual changes, with a lumpy body and insectoid mandibles originally proposed before long, muscular arms, razor sharp claws, and large head with an immense, gaping maw were settled upon. The beady eyes and massive fanged mouth of the final version of the creature are present in this concept painting; however the Rancor seen on screen lacked the lizard-like scales envisioned here. Accomplished in pencil, ink, and gouache on 8.5”x9.25” illustration board, the artwork has an image size of 7”x8.5”. The piece provides interesting insight into the development of one of the most fearsome monsters in movie history. In fine condition, it exhibits some production handling, a stress line in the upper right corner, well away from the image, and minor yellowing from age at extreme edges.