Chesley Bonestell's "Stone Architecture on Mars, Demonstrating Mars' Two-Thirds Less Gravity Than Earths." (Exploring the astronaut figures)
a) Perhaps Ralph McQuarrie thought that in the Bonestell painting that there were aliens crouching between the pillar and so used the idea in his Cantine painting.
|Chesley Bonestell's "Stone Architecture on Mars, Demonstrating Mars' Two-Thirds Less Gravity Than Earths."|
b) Cantine scene by Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars (film released 1977) featuring the character the Luke Skywalker character as it was then about to fight with a alien being,with other alien chracter.s huddled around.
|detail from above image|
Notice the strange breathing gear of the character seated at the table and of course the stormtrooper amongst the pillars.
Is it possible that this painting was one of the many works where McQuarrie found inspiration?
|Cantine scene by Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars (film released 1977)|
|Characters with breathing masks|
c.i) Garindan (Long Snoot) from Star Wars
c.ii) The astronaut with the helmet with the interesting proboscis like form next to the Garindan