Even though The Mandalorian has only had a few episodes, the aesthetics have already met our expectations for blockbuster blockbusters. The artists working on The Mandalorian have amazing vision when it comes to expanding the Star Wars universe and taking us firmly into sci-fi western terrain, which is partly why the series has an average budget of $12.5 million per episode. Thanks to Disney and Lucasfilm, the concept art that can be seen in the credits at the conclusion of each episode has been publicly released. New concept art from each episode will be added to this post as it becomes available.
The Mandalorian Concept Art – Episode 1
This artwork by Nick Gindraux depicts the main character of the series moving toward the first bounty that we see the character taking care of at the start of the story. We still don’t know where these places are in the Star Wars universe, and we’d want to find out soon.
In this illustration by John Park and Doug Chiang, the Mando strolls through the dusty town, either on his way to collect his reward for the episode’s first bounty or perhaps inquiring about the mystery bounty that he thereafter sets off to pick up. This environment strongly resembles Tatooine, although it may just as easily be another planet.
Doug Chiang includes the Razor Crest, the Mandalorian’s ship, in this article. Mando’s ship is attacked by a creature that resembles a huge walrus from Star Wars, but whose name we haven’t yet learned and which we haven’t seen before in this series. This is why we will soon require some form of important guide to The Mandalorianbook.
In this illustration by Jama Jurabaev, we find The Mandalorian conversing with the ugnaught named Kuiil in a setting that resembles Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru’s farm on Tatooine. Although we can only speculate, this house appears to have been built from some sort of ship. We’d really like to learn more about Kuiil and his decision to settle in this area.
Both of these pieces were done by Christian Alzmann with Mando and Kuiil riding Blurrgs. The way these creatures were depicted in the series makes us wonder how much of them is real and how much is a computer production. They resemble enormous goblins.
These two pieces by Nick Gindraux show the first episode’s pivotal battle, in which Mando and IG-11 cooperate to fend off a barrage of laser blasts. I wish the colour scheme from this concept image actually made it into the programme; it’s a classic western stand-off. It has slightly warmer tones, and I enjoy how the laser blast shine contrasts with the surrounding darkness. The show might occasionally benefit from a little more stylization like this.
Christian Alzmann’s illustration depicts two bounty hunters standing side by side as a moon (or possibly another planet) looms behind them. Regrettably, Mando iced IG-11 at the conclusion of the first episode. To witness these two embark on another another bounty together would have been fantastic. But I’m willing to bet that IG-11 is still around somewhere.
Original concept art. #TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/4VWm6WUzFl
Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) November 19, 2019
Finally, we have a significantly altered version of the first episode’s concluding scene. After fending off several hazardous aliens and even shooting IG-11 in the head, Mando is shown in the series standing in front of the shell holding the baby Yoda inside of a habitat. However, in this piece of art by Ryan Church and Nick Gindraux, he is standing in the open, surrounded by rubble, bodies, and smoke.
Last but not least, Jon Favreau took the time to upload this incredibly beautiful concept art of Baby Yoda, even though only concept art from the first episode has been officially available online (without the credits overlay on it). Look at his tiny foot sticking out of the bag he’s carrying! We simply want him to be seated at our desk, but we will have to wait a little bit before that occurs. When a full book of concept art from the show might be released, we’ll likely have to wait till the first season is finished.
The Mandalorian Concept Art – Episode 2
Until then, we’ll continue to provide concept art as soon as it becomes available online following each episode’s broadcast.
The Mandalorian Concept Art – Episode 3
A fresh post from The Mandalorian’s official Twitter account has made the concept art for the second episode of the show online. Together with the component you can see above, there are nine pieces in all.
The Mandalorian Concept Art – Episode 4
The third episode of The Mandalorian’s concept art features some of the greatest visuals from the entire series, featuring gorgeous images of the other Mandalorians banding together to aid Mando. View the remaining pieces below.
The first piece of concept art for the fourth episode of the Mandalorian is by Ryan Church.
Then, a complete collection of Christian Alzmann’s artwork.
These two are provided by Jama Jurabaev.