Doug Chiang's Star Wars Prequel concept art designs

Oct 12, 2018
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Doug Chiang's Star Wars Prequel concept art designs

When Ralph McQuarrie retired and opted not to do the design work for The Phantom Menace, George Lucas turned to Doug Chiang and said, "pick up your pencil, Mate, I need some drawings".

And draw he did.

Here's some of the design concepts he came up with for The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.

phantom menace concept art
Gungan Style

Star Wars requel parade concept design
Note the droid army design

Prequel Naboon star fighter concept design
Royal Naboo Star Fighter
This was one of the best bits in Attack of the Clones, the duel between Jango and Boba Fett with Obi-Wan Kenobi.

It was a great matchup and truly added to the lore of Star Wars.

In this picture below, it's great to see the cold and darkness of the design actually made it into the production of the movie.

Jango Fett fighting Obi Wan concept art

Haters are always gonna hate but I thought the Pod Racer scene in the Phantom Menace was a great piece of cinematic entertainment.

pod race concept art  by Doug Chiang
Now this is pod racing!
Arguably the best thing about The Phantom Menace was the pod race.

It was epic - inspired by the famous chariot race of the Ben Hur movie, the race featured all kinds of cool designs and young Anakin's came one of the most popular vehicles from the movie.


  1. If only the Prequels used a lot more obvious practical effects, and stuck to more simpler designs. Sometimes, seeing too much for the eyes, is disorienting to a point where you don't know what you're looking at.

    1. They actually used a surprising about of practical effects that are so good, most people think it's CGI. You'd be surprised at how much is practical or even how much of the CGI is even partially practical in some shots. On the comment about things maybe being too disorienting because there's a lot on the's a decent point.


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